I was on vacationSunburn (Photo credit: mvndrvrt)
Sorry about that, folks. I left town (and the blog) with little or no explanation last week. I was lured away by the invitation to take a last minute vacation with my wife. Nobody would say no to that! The one rule was that we were both turning off our computers and phones.
Painful, but we accomplished about 90% of the objective.
We spent a couple of days at the beach, and then a couple more days touring Savannah, Georgia. We took our dogs, and stayed in pretty friendly places along the way. We had a blast.
Vacation gone to the dogs
Believe it or not, this was the first time we have taken the dogs on vacation, despite having had them for twelve years. They rocked the trip. Putting the trip together took a little planning, but you can find anything on the Internet.
I made all the hotel arrangements using a website called Bring Fido. What a great niche idea for a web business! I found two excellent location that were indeed very open to serving the needs of travelers with pets.@Merry at the beach #petfriendly (Photo credit: mvndrvrt)
The beach portion of our trip was in Crescent Beach, Florida where we stayed in a private, fully furnished condo at a a place called Beacher’s Lodge. Great place with easy beach access, a nearly empty pool and restaurants nearby. Our king size condo rented for $149 a night. There was also a non-refundable pet fee covering cleaning of $50 a day.
In Savannah, we stayed at the Galloway House, a meticulously refurbished historical Victorian home that Keith Galloway and Jim Klotz have converted into a spectacular bed and breakfast property. Kyle and I stayed in a third floor one bedroom apartment unit, along with Merry and Cairo. We had a great time.Description unavailable (Photo credit: mvndrvrt)
When at the seashore, eat some shrimp
I ate shrimp every day, including an excellent mean at the 17Hundred90 restaurant, allegedly one of the most haunted locations in Savannah. Try the blackened shrimp.
I also had an excellent shrimp Po’Boy sandwich in St. Augustine.
The culminating meal was a meal we prepared ourselves in the kitchen at the Galloway House. We drove out to Tybee Island and purchased two pounds of fresh shrimp right off a shrimp boat, and did a low country boil at home. It went down really well.
Companies give vacation benefits for a reason. Don’t waste the benefit, even if you just go stay somewhere different for a few days. You will feel recharged, and your employer will benefit as well.