I had the ability to go with Adam for his big Mercer University School of Medicine interview. We road tripped from Valdosta to Savannah Wednesday night. Luckily, we were able to visit with and stay with our good college friends Kyle and Caroline! Once we arrived and visited with them we got to bed quickly so Adam would be well rested for his big day.
We woke up and left for his 9am interview around 7:30 am. Traffic was rough getting into Savannah which is why we left so early! We pulled in around 8:15 am and found exactly where Adam needed to be. With just about 30 minutes left before he needed to be dropped off, we searched around for a quick breakfast. Just a few blocks away from the Mercer building was an old fashion bakery called Baker’s Pride. We both grabbed a bite and enjoyed observing the locals in their natural habitat.
After the breakfast, I dropped Adam off and watched and prayed as he walked into this state-of-the-art building for the biggest interview of his life. I had from 9am until 2pm to fill my day! Of course, I started my day off by doing my quiet time and prayer in the Savannah’s beautiful square called Kavanaugh Park! After that I headed down to River Street and treated myself to a great breakfast at the famous Two Cracked Eggs Café. There I got into a good conversation with the owner who told me he is opening his second location the very next day!
After breakfast I headed to a bridesmaid’s dress appointment, I had for an upcoming wedding. After taking about 12 minutes to pick out a dress, I walked over to Starbucks to spend the rest of my time until heading to pick Adam up! I was a nervous wreck. Luckily, I had some networking partners from BNI call to chat which helped take my mind off things for a few hours. Once 1pm hit, I wanted to get back to the campus to pick Adam up in case they got done early. This gave me a chance to go inside and look around the building.
I only had to wait about 20 minutes until I got to see the whole interview group walk out on what looked like a tour of the building. Then they sat and had a last chance to ask questions before they wrapped everything up and the interview was done! Now the fun part of exploring Savannah together.
Adam wanted to relax after the interview (who could blame him?). We headed back down to River Street and made our first stop at a cute French bakery for coffee and a chocolate croissant. Following that we walked in and out of the store fronts on the river. The weather was perfect, and it was just crowded enough to be busy but not packed. Once we walked a little, we worked up an appetite and found a restaurant with a top balcony. There we enjoyed a few drinks and a calamari appetizer.
Following the appetizer, we drove to Forsyth park and walked around. This was the first time Adam had been and he loved the relaxed, diverse and entertaining feel that it held. Once we walked a bit, we headed into a coffee shop right across the street to grab another cup and to take in the day. Once we got enough of the city feel, we headed back to Caroline and Kyle’s house. We caught them up on our day and then ordered pizza and wings for dinner.
The next morning, we had a good amount of time to play around with. Adam was mad that I went to Two Cracked Eggs by myself! I told him that I went to try it out and that I was perfectly okay with going again. Yet, we were able to go to the opening day of the second location of the Two Cracked Eggs and be the very first customers! We had no wait where the other location had a 45-minute wait, and we were told our cash will be hanging up on the wall. After our delicious meal, we snapped a picture with the owner and headed on our way.
Our next stop was to Pooler, GA. There we got to explore their disc golf course and Adam was able to throw a few holes! It was such a beautiful park with so much to do. There were very diverse families hanging around and enjoying nature. While in Pooler we checked out the Tanger Outlet Mall. Of course, we could not get out of there without spending money! Luckily, the Asics store was doing a BOGO sale and we were both in need of new shoes. We were able to both walk out in bran new and super comfortable kicks.
On our last stop, we grabbed lunch at Five Guys Burgers and Fries then headed on our way to Ocilla, GA for Adam to take care of Clinch County football team. Adam’s team lost but endured a good game. Once Adam’s job was complete, we headed up to Conyers, GA to spend time with Adam’s family.
Our experience in Savannah was great. We could just feel in air that it was a town we would be okay with moving too. It was exciting, fast but calm and relaxing all at the same time! Somehow it felt like the most important day of our lives so far but also a relaxing get-away. We simply loved it! Now we look forward to spending four years in the Savannah area.
Thanks again for all of the prayers and support that you gave us on this trip to Savannah, GA!
Much love from your favorite millennial couple, The Howards!
I will look forward to visiting Savannah to see family instead of attending a rugby game or a school game/activity.