After driving for the better part of the day, we decided to stop for the night in Savannah, Georgia. We booked a hotel from the car and pulled in around 6pm or so. Modern technology is wonderful for stuff like that!
We checked in and got situated then decided to walk downtown to find something to eat. We were all tired and Harper had a major melt down. I can’t remember now what started all the crying, but I know it escalated into a 45min. meltdown session once he fell and scraped his knee. I swear he cried and cried for what felt like centuries.
We wanted to eat somewhere new and exciting, but when Harper wouldn't stop the theatrics, I decided we’d better just hurry up and find something, which is how we ended up eating at Panera.
While we were eating, Harper did end up calming down and things got WAY better. From the window we could see horse tours going up and down the streets. We thought it would be fun to do that, so Tony got on his phone and booked us a tour for the next morning. (Gotta love that technology!) We also saw some trolley tours as well as ghost car tours. That little city has a ton of history and a ton of ghosts! This kind of trolley tour looked especially fun:
After dinner we thought we’d meander through the city for awhile and see what was going on. Best decision ever!
We found this cute little boutique and Harper was excited to see that it shared his name!
Savannah is made up of many squares. I can’t remember exactly how many, but I think it’s 22. As we were walking around, the two littles were being a bit crazy, so I made up a story about the squares being magical. I told Harper that he couldn’t run through the grass because it was full of magic fairies and he might step on one if he went in there. That was all it took for his little imagination to run wild and it did keep the two of them from running through the gardens. We pretended the statues were where the kind and queen fairies lived and Harper spent a good amount of time looking for little fairies in the grass. I think he looked at everything a little differently for the rest of the night, and he was in a great mood from then on.
When we came to a square where there was live music and a splash fountain, I knew we’d hit the jackpot! As soon as Harper saw the fountains he asked me if he could run through them. Of course I said yes! That is what vacations are all about, right?
We had to drag Harper out of the water, he was just loving it! It was getting pretty late though and we needed to get ready for bed and prepare for another day of driving.