It sounds odd to say we needed a vacation, but we really did. We needed time away from home as a family to reconnect. We needed to step away from schooling stresses, home projects, work, and most importantly, the weather.
Our week away began with a short trip to Savannah, a city I have always wanted to explore. We felt the best way to see the most in a short amount of time was to purchase tickets to Old Town Trolley’s tour. This tour took us to historic homes, gardens, parks, the river front and gave us the freedom to jump off wherever we wanted to explore and reboard at any designated trolley stop. We ate at a farmer’s market, discovered a natural health store, walked through an art show on the river front, ate our way through the world’s greatest candy store and simply marveled at the beauty of this historic city.
I seriously wanted to take Spanish Moss home with me.
Although this was a busy start to what ended up being a busy week, it felt slow. As is always the case on our first few days of vacation we have to consciously stop and breathe. Greg is still on New York speed which means he walks down a sidewalk at a pace that the three of us just can’t keep up with. Then he realizes he is not rushing to the office, not dealing with thousands of people and not in danger of getting run over by a pedicab or taxi. Then we are able to notice the details.
The beautiful details that normally go overlooked in our day to day lives.
The details that make us stop and stare and dream and wonder.
The details that make me forget the gray Connecticut days, when the sky and snow seem to blend into one and green is a color almost forgotten.