The Spontaneous Savannah Soiree: Why Last Minute Trips Are The Coolest
Happy Monday everyone! I already had a post scheduled for today, but I decided to BLESS you (yes, bless) all with another post, seeing as I’ve got a fun weekend that I need to recap!
As most of you know, Travis is in Florida long term for construction work. However, his boss needed help with a project in Savannah, so Travis and his brother-in-law volunteered to relocate to Savannah temporarily. I saw the opportunity for an impromptu trip as an early birthday present to myself, and I’m so glad I went. Travis worked most of the weekend, but we still were able to have a lot of fun whenever he was off.
The drive actually was not as bad as I thought it would be, especially making it after a long day at work. I made the trip in about 4.5 hours and rolled in just before midnight.
Of course, Travis having worked a twelve-hour day and I having worked an eight-hour day plus making a 4.5 hour drive, we were exhausted and went right on to sleep. Travis had to be up early for work, but I got to sleep in. I immediately hit up the local Walmart for some emergency makeup (another blog post coming on that subject) and met Travis and his BIL for lunch. Of course, what do we have when we’re in another town full of local renowned cuisine? Chick-Fil-A.
I spent the rest of the day in a Starbucks just scrolling through social media since I didn’t bring my laptop to draft blog posts. Travis got off around 6, so we had the rest of the night to do whatever we wanted! We thought about purchasing tickets for a haunted pub crawl, but the only available tour didn’t start until ten and lasted two hours. With Travis needing to be up at six the next morning, it didn’t seem like a good idea, so we opted to visit the pub of our choice and then walk River Street.
We visited the city’s oldest pub, Abe’s on Lincoln. This was a pretty cool bar. It’s small, but it has character. You can feel the historical significance when you walk in. The bartender had dubstep playing. It was generally just a fun bar to be in.
Next, we walked on River Street. We were joined with probably twenty bachelor/bachelorette parties, so I did a lot of secondhand woo-ing (mostly making fun, but a little support). I bought some pretty cool merchandise and mementos to remember our trip. Like the responsible adults we are, we called it a night at about ten and headed back to our hotel.
Sunday was filled with packing, last-minute shopping, and a quick bite to eat at Cookout before I had to hit the road and Travis had to head back to work.
All in all, I had such a fun trip. I hadn’t been to Savannah since spring break either my sophomore year or junior year of high school, so needless to say, it had been a while. As for taking such a last minute trip (literally, I decided within an hour and a half of getting off work and I had zero supplies with me), I probably could have planned better, but the trip absolutely would have been different. Sometimes, it’s good for the soul to literally just pick up and go somewhere to get away. I, for one, enjoy driving long drives by myself. I just crank up some good music, crack open a Monster, and just enjoy the trip ahead of me. It’s also really good to go somewhere you either haven’t been ever, or somewhere you haven’t been in a really long time, because exploring as an adult can be a lot of fun. I don’t regret taking this trip so spontaneously one bit for several reasons, the first of which being that I got to see my love. The next reason is that I love that I’m still at a point in life where I have a bit of freedom to be able to pick up and go. I’m also glad that I worked overtime two weeks ago because that money really came in handy for souvenir shopping. This weekend was just perfect, and if I had the chance, I’d do it all over again.
I hope you read this, not to think that this is just a diary post about my fun weekend, but to really take stock of the fact that life is short! Take trips when you can! You can always make more money, but you can’t always make more memories! Tell me what kind of spontaneous or last minute trips YOU have gone on recently; I’d love to hear about it!