Roulette is a game of chance. Once you spin the wheel it is up to chance to decide where the ball will land.
Thinking “here goes nothing” could be the start of everything – Drew Wagner
A few months back my friend Shakia and I let chance decide where our next travel adventure would be. Jetblue was offering a series of flight specials that we just couldn’t pass up. I wrote down all our possible options in pieces of paper, folded them and jumbled them up on my night stand… and just like that we played travel roulette; we were booked to go to Savannah, Georgia in November.
We arrived to the Savannah Hilton Head International airport excited and slightly tired from our lack of sleep. We picked up our Enterprise rental car and after chatting it up with the friendly employee (wish I remembered his name) we were on our way to our hotel at La Quinta Inn and Suites in Pooler, Georgia. We were so excited about our trip that we completely forgot about check-in. We arrived around 10am and check-in wasn’t until 1pm…we were stuck. So what do two girls with nothing to do at 10am end up doing?…yupp we went shopping.
I’ve never been to the Tanger Outlets but my first time in one and Oldnavy was having a spectacular sale. Good sales are like kryptonite to us and if it wasn’t because we had to fit everything into our suitcase, we probably would of spent all of our money shopping before even exploring Savannah!
After we finally checked in and freshened up we were off to Tybee Island. It was the perfect day to be around the beach with the 80 degree Georgian weather. Our first stop was the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum ($9 well spent!)
The view was breathtaking. I’m a true sucker for a beautiful scenery.
I felt completely at peace and content with life. I’ve said it over and over again…there is nothing like the simple moments in life.
As the sun started setting and the clouds got darker, we headed to the beach.
The sand was filled with broken shells and the air smelled fresh with a hint of salt water. I continued to feel content even as the horizon was warning us of a storm coming our way.
I took it is a metaphor…even though hard times are ahead, be grateful for what you’ve accomplished and what you have gained thus far in your life.
As rain drops started to fall, we ended our night by heading to the The Crab Shack. We got our hands dirty and devoured our fresh crabs. I recommend the Deviled Crab! It’s basically a crab cake made with real crab meat. It was absolutely delicious.
While we walked out and waved at the alligator (yes, there were alligators in a pond) we realized how exhausted we were. It was time for bed.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all – Helen Keller
To be continued…