First of all, let me tell you that we have eaten some AMAZING food this trip. We have had our standard vaca restaurants over the last 29(ish) years we've been vacationing here. We've added some, gotten rid of some, and gone to some of the same standards year after year. This year, we've shaken things up. Thanks to Trip Advisor, we found this gem where we ate on the first night:
Appetizer extraordinaire: fried green tomatoes and homemade pickles
Ridiculously good shrimp and grits.
Oh, and they have Cornhole which E played while we were waiting for our food...
Day two: Bluffton Seafood and Arts Festival. Holy goodness.
We wandered past a Gullah booth and I got a cup of shrimp and grits (best I've EVER had... and yes, I'd just had some the night before) and collard greens. Simply amazing.
Monday, we ate at Salty Dog. I don't have pictures of my (eat-it-every-year-even-though-it's-no-longer-on-the-menu) Buffalo Shrimp... but let's just say that there's a reason I order the same thing each year.
Tuesday was my mom's birthday, and thanks to the new friend I made at the playground in this post, we got cupcakes from Sweet Carolina. Yum. Mom chose to eat at Frankie Bones. More yum.
Yesterday, thanks to a Facebook suggestion, we went to Roast Fish and Cornbread. HOLY COW. Tasty goodness. (Sadly, no pictures, though...)
Today, we took our annual pilgrimage to Paula Deen's "The Lady and Sons" in Savannah. Gluttony at it's best. (I mainly took these pictures to harass my cousin Keith. He was jealous of my day.)
(I'm leaving Dan for the collards and limas, btw)
E sporting some Gooey Butter Oreo Cake...
Now, I haven't mentioned all the walking we've been doing. I don't have pics of the healthy things we've eaten, and we have. But I also don't have pics of our other HHI treat: fudge. (My mom loves it, and this is the one place we tend to eat enough for the next 11 months of fudge-less life.)
I need elastic waist pants just reading this. Oh, wait... I've got them on.
Which brings me back to the heart of the matter. Remember this post? I do. In fact, today I've already deleted 3 pictures we took today in Savannah because my face looks too much like that girl. Ugh.
You ready to do something with me about it?
After many comments to me about that post, I'm ready to get going... with you (locally and via the internet) if you are ready to join me.
This Monday (post-vaca start up!), if you are in town, join me at my house for some Wine, Whine, and Weigh. (Don't know where I live? Well, I'm not going to post it here. Email me. I'll get you there.) 7:30pm. I've got a game plan, and I'd love you to join me. Let me know if you'll make it and I'll be sure to have enough wine (and moral support) for you.
And, don't have enough to read online these days? Check out these responses to a recent post on fatties. Just love it.