The first few days of our stay was a deluge of rain and wind, thanks to Tropical Storm Debby. Yet it wasn't a washout. The islanders handled her arrival with the same attitude they do any other event-a chance to toast her arrival and pour drinks for everyone around! Cheers! So we holed up in our lovely cobalt blue Fish Camp Cottage, snuggled under blankets, read books, played cards, drank wine, went on a few wet walks, and crossed our fingers that Debby wouldn't stay with us all week.
|Angry, growly ocean. What's a girl to do?|
|White wine on the screen porch? Why yes!|
|A beach read on the day bed under a handmade blanket? Okay!|
|Look at how lovely Fish Camp is in her sun-dappled glory!|
|The sun was so happy to return to Tybee it was exploding all over the garden at Fish Camp!|
|I will save this image for days this winter when I am chilled to the bone.|
|The view from under my new straw hat.|
|Sunburned cheeks didn't keep this treasure seeker down.|
|I seriously have dreams about this sandwich.|
I failed to photograph the delicious homemade Key Lime pie for you-I was in a food coma. We went two times during our stay-on our first day on the island and on our last. If there was a way for AJ's to fly me a crab burger to Ohio, I would pay for it. Mmmmmmm.
My husband and I managed to talk (con) my brother (who went with us for the week) to watch our son for part of a day so we could drive into Savannah for some massages at Savannah Day Spa. I found it on yelp-it was the top-rated spa (yelp did not disappoint here!) booked a couples massage and we headed in. If you are ever in the Savannah area, book something, anything, at Savannah Day Spa. From the moment we walked into their beautiful facility (housed in a old home right on Oglethorpe Avenue) we were made to feel comfortable and at home. We left feeling relaxed and blissful. Truly divine!
As a sidenote, the cottage we rented-Fish Camp Cottage-was absolutely adorable. We used Mermaid Cottages as our rental agent, and they were the best rental company we have ever worked with (and we have used many during our vacationing experiences!). From our booking, through our many questions, to the fact that they are "on-call" 24 hours if we need anything-the ladies of Mermaid are fantastic! Fish Camp was small (at only 900 square feet) but it lived large. It was filled with thoughtful touches the owner added-hand crocheted blankets, a well-stocked kitchen, tons of books on shelves throughout the cottage, lots of local art, many movies, not to mention the freshly ground Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee that was waiting for us on the counter.
This vacation was just what the doctor ordered. I am starting to feel more like myself again. I wish the doctor would order a course of crab burgers, but that doesn't seem to be in my future. I'll work on that one.