We strolled the streets and he bought some fancy shoelaces for his favorite shoes and I bought some new salts from the Tea and Spice Exchange. We went to a mead tasting (a first for me!) at the Savannah Bee Company and then caught up with some locals for a tour of the nightlife. The next day we drove over to Tybee, but not without stopping at Lady and Sons first! Did you know you can get butter flavor chapstick? and hand cream? lip balm ? Don't get me wrong, I love PD's favorite ingredient too, but I don't think I want to wear it. .
We stayed right on the beach at Tybee which was so nice. We could walk right out our door and onto the sand. He calls me a saltwater girl, which I am, so the salt in the air and the sand between my toes makes me just breathe a little better. We dined at Stingrays the first night, with live music that dedicated a few songs to the newlyweds. We went to one of the best "hippies joints in america" Huc-a-poos. I don't know if I would call it the hippiest of places, but it was fun nonetheless. The next day we ate at the Breakfast Club, where I got my napkin of art taped to the wall. It was a greasy masterpiece, the breakfast that is, and one that I think Bourdain would be proud to eat. Later, the Dolphin Reef, and after hours laying in the sand, we headed to COCO's on the marsh for dinner. We sat at a comfy little table on the roof overlooking the river full of kayaks and the dolphin tours. We both soaked in the sunset with basil martinis in hand and bellies full of calamari, blackened shrimp, and she-crab soup. One thing I love about SB is that he embraces my hobbies. He loves to see me draw and will placate me by playing my "two minute sketch" games in my notebook. We time each other and see who can get the most information down in a single sketch. Oh, the simple pleasures of an art teacher.
On the way off the island we stopped for some shopping and coffee at TYBEAN coffee, a super cute little coffee shop next to the hippie joint. The Sammy cold brew was perfect, especially after the days of poor hotel coffee. It was a perfect way to say goodbye, and set out on the road back to lincolnton. As much as I would love to stay on the beach a little longer, I can't wait to get back home and continue setting up house with my new husband. We have been working on some really fun things together to make the house "ours," and I can't wait to share!