Can you believe we have lived in Savannah for seven months now? For me, and I am sure the rest of the family feels the same, it feels like we just moved here. Simply because much of our lives have been wrapped around cancer. If you have been around these parts for some time, then you know that I love to play tourist for as long as possible, wherever we live. I definitely search the “must see” places, and plan to check them off one by one. Savannah is no different! I want to see and do all the touristy things. So, Wormsloe Historic Site was next on the list.
I’m sure you have probably seen pictures of these oak trees covered in Spanish moss, or maybe you can say “run Forrest, run”. But if you ever find yourself in Savannah, this really is a place you must see. It is even more beautiful in person. When we arrived there is a very large sign at the beginning of the drive that says STOP. You either are there to take an Instagram pic and leave, or you pay and go see the actual historic part of the trip.
Once you make it past the breathtaking trees, you come to a museum and trails that you can explore.
There was no one on the trails the day we were there, so the kids really did whatever they wanted. My anti-social side really comes out when we do things like this. Ha! I just want to be able to let the kids go crazy and not worry about whisper yelling.
The pictures from this day might be some of my very favorite. The light was just right, the kids were in great spirits for some parental paparazzi’s, and why yes that is my seven year old dabbing. I didn’t even know he knew what dabbing was, but apparently it is a thing in second grade as well. Something about dabbing after catching the football at recess? I can’t keep up.
Along the trail you encounter the old tabby ruins, and costumed interpreters to give you a real feel of life in the 1700’s. Oh course my children asked many absurd questions to these lovely costumed employees, and I think they are still probably scratching there heads. Chris and I had to laugh the whole time Pierce was like….”so you don’t know what Star Wars is?” (they really stayed in character).
By the time we looped back to the car, I was about ready to hop in the stroller myself. My stamina is just not what it used to be. But I had so much fun with being out with the kids, as opposed to binge watching Disney movies on the couch. And bring on more of the Savannah “must sees”.