Monday, April 23, 2018

A Special Visit

Recently, I had a couple very special visitors fly all the way across the country to see me!



We had so much fun over the course of the week. I made reservations at a charming little tea shop in my neighborhood. Tea for three, please.



And we took a day trip to Savannah, where we admired the twisty Southern trees and wispy Spanish moss...




...drooled over sweet treats...





...and made ourselves comfortable in the historic homes. Can you spot Traveling Teddy?




The next morning, we grabbed a couple hot drinks at the Coffee Fox and took a stroll down the picturesque Jones Street.




We stopped at Forsyth Park for a quick photo shoot...



...and then made our way to the Book Lady to browse the stacks. 



It was raining back at home, so we spent the next day in jammies snuggled up with our books.


To cap off the trip, we had a big Cajun dinner complete with gumbo, jambalaya, étouffée, fried chicken, boudin balls, and jalapeno cornbread!


We don't get too many visitors out here in Georgia, so it was wonderful to spend the week with my sister and little Goddaughter.   


And I know this is just the first of many adventures to come for our baby traveler in training! 


~ Nel

31 comments:

Mildred said...

How fun! Savannah is beautiful in the spring, especially. The tea, the treats, candy, coffee....it all looks delicious! Beautiful pictures and treasured memories.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Nel, what a wonderful visit with your sister and niece! Every photo is happy and full of joy. I adore the photo of you in the stacks with the Georgia Peach book! And of course the sweet photos of Francesca are darling. She's so adorable and happy! Savannah is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy each other's company. Thanks for sharing your memories. ♥

Sylvia said...

I love Savannah and go there every chance I get. Planning a trip for early June. The Candy store is a favorite! Your photo's are beautiful and shows Savannah so good!

Karen said...

What a great time for you and your sister and sweet Francesca! I love the photo of her with her little book.

Cherish happy moments said...

Oh,what a lovely and great plces love all the books!

Susie said...

Nel, It was so good to see all your pictures. You and Jess are gorgeous girls...take after your mommy. That sweet Francisca is adorable. Love that book store. I would like to try some of those southern foods. Blessings to you, hope you are feeling fabulous, xoxo, love Susie

It's me said...

What a lovely post....Nice to see your sweet girl....love from me Ria x 💕

DUTA said...

A sisters' gathering is so warming the heart! And all those delicacies that go with tea and coffee! Francesca is, of course, the cherry on the cake.

Esra Takım said...

great post :)

Sandi said...

Beautiful, sweet everything...and a baby! :)

I am said...

Hi Nel what a fab post you can see how much fun you were all having and isnt she the cutest little baby ,thankyou for sharing your wonderful time together xx

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great post - loved seeing that sweet little girl.

Mary

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Ohhh my, what fun! And how I love the Tea and Crumpets photos! Looks like a perfect day with lovies. Happy spring to you!

Marilyn Miller said...

How lovely to spend time with special ones. The tea looks amazing and the candy, I hope you didn't resist.

Pam Jackson said...

I have so missed your blogs!! And your mom! I have never been there to visit but have always wanted to visit there. Beautiful.

Tammie Lee said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. And such yummy food and good weather.
Treasured moments.

Carla from The River said...

It looks like a great time. What a sweet little traveler. :-)

Draffin Bears said...

Looks like you had a wonderful girls trip away to Savannah and enjoyed seeing your lovely photos.
Francesca is so adorable.
Happy week
Carolyn

Susie Swanson said...

The sweet baby is growing so much and love your tour. Lovely photos.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Two very precious visitors and it looks like you made some wonderful memories together! Such sweet photos. xo Karen

Weekend-Windup said...

Sounds that you had a great time with your friend. Yummy foods, chocolates...

roughterrain crane said...

It looks like you all had a great time under the wonderful sunshine.

Susan said...

Great photos of a memorable time in your lives! So happy your sister and niece were able to make such a special visit. (Where was Mom? Missed her!) So glad Francesca could come, too. Looks like everyone had a fabulous time and for that, I share your joy and happiness. Susan

Lowcarb team member said...

What a great time you all had.
Lovely to see all of your photographs, Francesca is just adorable.

All the best Jan

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Nel how fun it all looks! We love visiting Savannah - it's so beautiful! I haven't been to the bookstore . . . will have to check that out next time!

Susan said...

Love the new blog header. Very pretty. NOTE TO SHERI: Thanks so much for visiting my posts, dear Sheri. You are a sweet and cherished friend. Hugs. Susan

Ann said...

What a pretty intimate tea party plus a very cute baby...so perfect!
Those sweet treats really get me craving for some.


Ann
http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

baili said...

you are living in stunning city dear Nel!

and i strongly know that so many people must have told you that you are so very PRETTY and smart lady!
your smile is awesome and warm!

Loved the little adorable angle in your arms ,how cUTE!

sparkling sits and yummy treats ,mouth watering candies
thank you for making my day!
hope Sherie and jess are also having great time

Frozen Moments | Aritha said...

Great photos! Love the sweet child!

Walking the Bean said...

Such a picturesque town. One can get lost in the history and in all those books! Love how the little one is already eyeing the sweets. :)

~Chris

Elizabeth said...

Wow! You've had a lovely time. Tea, books and lovely buildings are heavenly - wish I was there too. xx