Friday, February 28, 2014

Critz Tybee Run Fest - Part One - Pre-Race

Better late than never! Only a month out, but trying to get caught up!

Fun fun fun weekend! Spending the weekend in Tybee/Savannah with a group of girlfriends is something I would highly recommend! Not to mention the wonderful crowd support on the course. No PR for me, but happy with a second best anyway. I'm really surprised I did that well even - it was not my best feeling race. Not at all.

We arrived on Thursday afternoon and went straight to the house. Atlanta had serious weather issues and our flight was the first out of Atlanta to Savannah and people cheered when the plane took off! I won't even get into the fun that we had with the scavenger hunt that was planned. Seriously, so fun. If you ever want to do something like this, let me know and I'll send you the list because it really made the trip there a blast. Just as an example, here's a photo of something required...

I loved the Savannah airport. Just made you feel like you were in the south!

On the drive to Tybee, we went through Savannah and caught a glimpse of what we would see the next day. Love the trees! 

We got the house and, if it wasn't so cold, we would have spent some more time on our upper deck.

Friday night, we went out to Sting Ray's in Tybee. It's a cute little bar/restaurant in Tybee and I had the best grilled fish tacos ever! Yum!

The next morning, Claudia and I decided to run to the expo at the YMCA. We found this cute little garden when we arrived. Yes, a garden in January - even though it was covered for the recent frost, we loved seeing the green!

We decided to run a little more. We ended up on a 6 mile run. Oops. I have to say I really enjoyed it though. Definitely enjoyed it more than the race the next day! We caught some glimpses of the beach and this cool anchor from a boat from the 1800's that recovered off the coast.

After some showers, we went into Savannah. We landed around the City Market and hit up a few art shops. We came across Vinnie a Go Go's for pizza. Great find. We went for the spinach, tomato and feta pizza. Delish.

After lunch, we putzed around town. Scouted out Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and the various squares around town. If you're ever visiting, make sure to stop at the SCAD art store to check out various pieces for sale by students and alumni. It's not just traditional "art" either but a lot of jewelry and textiles too.

We had a great day for exploring with 50-60 degree temps and sunshine. Loved this town...

The architecture and level of restoration was amazing.

We walked all the way down through the streets until arriving at Forsythe Square which is a large park that was just beautiful. We did have to avoid the 100 middle schoolers that were just released from a school bus as we arrived! 

On our way back toward the river, we came across the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. 

We went inside for a little peek.

After walking through the historic district, we went down to the river. It was neat down there too with candy shops with fantastically delicious praline samples! 

After a beautiful, blue-skied, warm-weather day of exploring town, we headed back to Tybee for some spaghetti and Milli Vanilli Pandora. Don't judge.

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