With recent events, my fiance and I were able to take a quick day trip with our son. What better place to take a day trip that was 3 hours East of our home in Atlanta, GA. Upon our great adventure, we decided to take our 3 hour East coast trip to beautiful Savannah, GA & Tybee Island, GA.
I’m used to driving 3 and half hours every weekend, driving from Tennessee to Georgia. But driving from Atlanta to Savannah really felt worth the trip. Mainly because we were able to switch out my Toyota Camry for my soon-to-be mother in laws’ Toyota Sienna. I must have to say, that the drive was so smooth. I felt like I was literally gliding across the interstate. The amount of comfort that Sienna has is unreal. It is absolutely spacious in all aspects of the vehicle. Which had its pro’s and con’s for us. Because with us, more space, more places to put things, and the more cluttered things got. Although, it was perfect for Aston and his car seat. Aston’s Recaro car seat is huge as is and takes up so much space in my little Camry. I hate taking it in and out of my car because we have to twist and turn it to get it out.
But when it was in the Sienna. It was perfect. He wasn’t kicking my chair and wasn’t fussing or fighting with not being able to see anything. It was quite nice actually. For both him and myself. My Fiance, on the other hand, enjoyed the ride in the Sienna a little bit too much. He’s capable of falling asleep in the car regardless but he wouldn’t budge when he did fall asleep in the Sienna.
The Children’s Museum in Savannah, GA
We were able to make our first stop in Savannah, GA to The Children’s Railroad Museum. We’ve been to The Children’s Museum in Atlanta, GA, which happens to be one of Aston’s favorite places to be at other than the Georgia Aquarium. This Children’s Museum was an outdoor Museum, which allowed Aston to run freely. With all of the stress, this little 2 year old had, it was pure bliss for him. They have different activities for different age groups. The entire scenery was beautiful because the Railroad Museum gives it a historical touch.
Savannah, GA Children’s Museum & Railroad Museum
Aston found his love for playing down the slide with this ginormous ball. I thought was hilarious because he would walk up at least 20 stair steps, get to the top, let the ball roll down the slide, and come down the slide himself. He just loved to see the ball go down the slide. The things toddlers do. The Children’s Museum was absolutely wonderful for Aston. He had such a rough week with his new transition in visitations. It was nice to see him smile again after a rough few days. The museum also had a small garden area that Aston enjoyed. We had fun chasing after bee’s and looking at all the gorgeous flowers. There is also a small watering hose and sprinklers that the kids can play in the water with, so bring extra pairs of clothes for the tikes!
These building blocks were the cutest. Aston and I got to enjoy some time in the sun playing with these giant blocks building a huge tower and then knocking them over. Well, at least Aston knocked them over. Thus, The Children’s Museum was fun, we made the trip short and made our way to the beach. If you’re looking for something cheap and fun to do with the little kiddo’s, I suggest the Children’s Museum and Railroad Museum. The tickets were dirt cheap and their website also has some discount tickets. Groupon also carries some discount tickets if you’re in the area or locate the area for The Children’s Museum. We purchased our tickets on site for a whopping $7.50 per person 18 mo & older. Even though the museum is outdoors, the museum itself is gated and will require a code for during the time of purchase.
Tybee Island, GA
Tybee Island was roughly 45 minutes away from Savannah. Which wasn’t so bad at all. We stopped in for some gas right outside of Tybee Island that sold fresh produce. I wish I was able to stop in a take a quick snap of photos because it really was a cute place, but the little guy was falling asleep. The drive was absolutely scenic. We drove over the canal to Tybee Island and drove into a little seafood shake which was packed! So we decided to take lunch to the beach. We made it to our destination roughly around 2:30 PM. This still gave us plenty of time before sunset. I was able to pack 2 extra pairs of clothes for each of us and also some swimming trunks for the boys. We went to grab a few bites to eat at the Oyster House, which is a small pub on the strip of Tybee Island.
As I mentioned earlier, our son was having some visitation transitions so he was an absolute catastrophe during lunch. He needed a nap, but he wanted to play and not eat. So photography had to wait. We managed to get him to settle a little bit and eat some popcorn shrimp and fries. (Read more on our food experience in our Foodie.) After lunch we walked our way down to the beach where I sensed Aston was loosening up a little more and felt a little more relaxed.
We spent a good 3 hours at the beach and on the pier. The boys got to spend some time in the water because the water was way too cold for me I got to sit back and enjoy the beauty of my 2 favorite people. Tybee Island, had it’s ups and down’s as far as beach wise. The area was crowded and it really was because it was around spring break for many college students. But we still had a blast. Just be out at the beach felt amazing and having a different perspective on life for a second. We live in the city where everything is so fast paced. While we were on the beach it felt like everything kind of just stood still. And I think sometimes we kind of need that in our lives. Especially for the little ones. Our trip was still spectacular even if it was for a few hours. Those few hours were cherished and to be able to see our son’s smile light up. If you’re looking for a small break away from the city or from your crazy hectic life, take a small day trip. It’ll relax the mind and ease your body a little. Life get’s too chaotic and you and the little ones just need a break. Take it out to Tybee. I wouldn’t have had it any other way for our day trip.
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