People. There is a real, tangible benefit to following and reading blogs. In my honest opinion, of course. One of the blogs I read is called Unskinny Boppy. She’s got some AMAAAAZING projects (this is one of my favorites), that are so easy and approachable. That, and she’s a nice person. I was reading sometime in the spring, and she hosted a giveaway for a two-night stay at an “island cottage” in Tybee Island, GA. (Tybee is about 20-30 minutes east of Savannah.) Naturally, I clicked my happy little fingers and submitted for the giveaway. Lo and behold, Beth emailed me a few days later, letting me know I WON. I WON A TWO NIGHT STAY IN A COTTAGE. I almost died of excitement.
Fast forward to two weekends ago, where I met up with two of my girls. One lives in NYC and has a fancy job and wears cool clothes and is hip and fresh. The other lives in Jacksonville with her Naval-Officer-Husband, is super kind and encouraging, and has an incredible laugh (the contagious kind). NYC and I flew in to Jax and spent one night there before heading up to Tybee.We made a pit stop on our drive in Savannah and found this INCREDIBLE sandwich shop. I say incredible because the people were kind and had gluten-free bread and MADE ME A SANDWICH ON GLUTEN FREE BREAD. I’m pretty sure they also said they loved me. In sandwich form.
So that was super-fun, but we also set out to go visit the bus bench where Forrest Gump sat whilst telling his story. *spoiler alert* It doesn’t actually exist. The square in which the bench sat does exist, but the bench was just a movie prop. But we did find this guy, which made up for it. He played the mouth trumpet, and that was awesome. (You’ll have to turn the volume up, if you want to hear him sing. It’s worth it.)
Then we headed out to Tybee and found our cute little cottage. It’s managed/ owned by Mermaid Cottages, and they own a few other cottages throughout the island. All of them are way cute. And clean and just perfect. I’d highly recommend them to just about anyone in the whole world. They were super-easy to deal with, and the doors (GENIUS) were very similar to my front door- just punch in a code, and you’re in. No keys to mess with and/or lose. So the cottage we stayed at is called Paws & Paddles. And could you even imagine– it’s all DOG THEMED! Obvs, my kind of place. Across from this little cottage is a restaurant called Fish Camp. It’s only been open for 4 months (or so that’s what the Waiter said), and the foods were delicious. The Owners of this restaurant also own Tybee Island Social Club, which is decent as well.It was such a good weekend to get away and hang out with some heart friends. Heart friends, you say? You know… the kind of friends that just know you. The ones that you don’t have to qualify any statements you make, or give history/ background to your stories… the ones that know your heart. Oh, and they got to meet the #goldnugget, which was so fun.