On Friday, June 14th we embarked on our first ever family vacation and the first vacation Curtis and I have been on since our honeymoon [almost four years ago].
I planned this vacation back in February and was nervous and excited to see what vacation was like with a five month old.
Curtis and I chose to go to Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. We selected this particular location because it is not a terribly long drive time from home. We were not sure how Thatcher would do in the car, especially since he doesn’t particularly love riding in his car seat. Another consideration was the activity level. When traveling here, you can be lazy on the beach or walk the streets of Historic Savannah. It seemed, to us, the best of both worlds.
You can check our first day of vacation here.
Our first evening we drove to Hilton Head Island, SC because being at the beach in the evening is the best!
Thatcher enjoyed sitting in the sand and watching the waves roll in.
The next day, we decided to hit up Historic Savannah. We loved the Old Savannah Tour, it is jam packed with information and gets you to different parts of the Historic District fairly quickly. It’s also a nice breeze for those super hot days.
After the tour we explored a bit. We loved strolling through the small square parks, they were so peaceful.
For Father’s Day, I planned a cozy day at the beach. We stopped at The Crab Shack for a delicious lunch [I wish I had snapped a picture].
The Crab Shack has live alligators that you can feed. Thatcher couldn’t really see them, so we had him wrestle this one!
He also decided to join the band!
After lunch, we hit the beach. I loved watching Thatcher discover the sand and water!
We even got him in the water.
I thought I would be brave and take him in and sit on my knees [not too deep] and as soon I did that a wave came crashing on us and that was the end of our fun time at the beach. He cried until we left [we started packing up as soon as that happened]. It was kind of a nightmare!
On Monday [our final day], we went back to the Historic Savannah and started in the back of the Historic District at Forsyth Park, we let Thatcher swing at the playground there.
Then we had this picture snapped at the fountain.
Curtis realized that we took a picture in this exact spot on our honeymoon.
Near the park, we found this beautiful oak tree.
And a few blocks up we strolled through Colonial Park Cemetery.
This was the only picture of Curtis and I on vacation.
Thatcher rode in his big boy stroller most of the day, he likes to see out.
The next day, we packed up and left.
We had a great time, but we are glad to be home. Are you going on vacation this year?