6.18.2007

Hi from Georgia!!

We made it into Georgia yesterday afternoon. We drove from Atlanta to Sea Island (where we are now) later last night. I didn't even know such a place as this existed and I have to say . . . it's amazing and beautiful and just spectacular! We're staying at the Cloister where the G8 Summit was held in 2004! To think that the most powerful people in the world were recently here is just . . . amazing!

We spent most of today at the beach and we all got a little red even with SPF 45 sunscreen! (They mean what they say when they say southern heat can be strong!) So tomorrow we're heading into Savannah and spending the day there. I can't wait because a blogging friend, Candace, who I met via Wordless Wednesday at 5M4M, who is from Savannah, sent me all sorts of great information on the beautiful city. It just looks amazing. So so much (very old) history - something you can't get a whole lot of in central Illinois! I can't wait to see it all . . . my camera can't wait either . . . I can already see the old buildings and giant oak trees calling my camera's name ;c)

Maia had a blast today with her cousin, Ella, who she hadn't seen since December. Our time with her is few and far with them now being in Oklahoma. And when they were home in March, my kids had the rotavirus. Back in December they were some what into each other. Now, 6 months later, they are totally into each other. And it's a blast for all of us, I think especially grandma & grandpa!

The relaxation here is just sooooooo great. Today we drank sodas by the ocean under our umbrellas, walked the beach looking for seashells, I took a bubble bath while watching HGTV in peace and quiet, read a book on our patio overlooking the water, and then fell asleep reading that book. That's what you call bliss. I love bliss.

10 comments:

Alexis Jacobs said...

Sounds perfect. I hope you have an awesome time and be careful of that southern sun :)

Jen said...

sounds like youre having a great time
im so pleased for you

Mrs. M said...

sounds amazing! savannah is a lovely city! if you get a chance, hilton head is only about an hour north and is a beautiful seaside community. also, an hour above hilton head is my favorite place on the whole earth, charleston, sc! Talk about beautiful pic opportunities and rich in history!!! enjoy savannah!!!

lil ole' me..... said...

Sounds like a great start to your vacation! Can't wait to see pictures.
Oh, and it does sound like pure bliss, falling asleep while reading, after soaking in the bathtub!
Enjoy your week Val!

PS. Glad you still found a few minutes to post! :)

MP said...

OMG that looks like heaven on earth! Enjoy, make many memories!

mama2dibs said...

First of all, I'm glad all is going well for you!

Second of all, forgive me. I'm in a sarcastic, jaded mood. But as for the G8 deal...they put their darn pants on one foot at a time just like you and I. I might not make world decisions, but my decisions affect someone's world...Libby's!

Jo said...

sounds a lot like Hilton Head, where my family went every summer growing up, and we are all returning to this summer! ENJOY! You will LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Savannah-- its so so so so neat! I'm so excited to see an entry from you on here bc i thought since you were on vaca that maybe you'd be taking a break from the blog, too. Glad you aren't. ;) hehe. xoxo, jo

it's me, Val said...

Jo, I could never fully take a vacation from my blog! Hee!! :) You see, day #2 and I'm back yet again ;)

Melody is Slurping Life said...

The Cloister, nice choice. Enjoy.

oh amanda said...

I'm so happy you had some peace! Oh and I'm so SAD I wasn't there to meet you in the ATL!