A few months ago my granddaugther came to visit us. Of course it was a world win of activity because we hadn't seen her in so long. One day we went to historical down town Savannah. The intention was to do a lot of sightseeing, a little shopping, and of course eat at Paula Deen's Lady and Sons Restaurant. The restaurant does not take reservations by phone, so the first stop we made was the restaurant knowing it was more than likely going to be busy. We arrived shortly after it opened at 11 am. The hostess is outside, down a little way from the main entrance, head phone on, with a line of people making their reservation or returning to be seated. So we make our way up to put in for a party of three. To our surprise the first available time is 3 pm! Come to find out the hostess starts around 9:30 am taking reservations for the current day. And of course, not to disappoint Taylor, we took the time and figured we would walk about town for a while.
So off we went to several stores, bought some Savannah Bee Co. honey and products, got the pups some treats from a doggie boutique, and did a lot of window shopping. Unfortunately the weather wasn't as understanding and it was a good thing those compact umbrellas fit into my handbag. (And for the record I was harassed about bring the umbrellas, but when the rain came they sure didn't complain when they were dry!)
Well, it was finally time to head there and eat! We are starving and our stomachs seemed as if they were grumbling to each other about not being sufficiently fed by this time. Back to the hostess on the street who gave us the OK to head to the entrance. Upon entering we were met by another hostess directing us to the elevator and told us we are going to the 3rd floor. As we arrived upstairs we were met by another hostess and we finally were seated. Needless to say you are not sneaking into this restaurant! Each floor has a buffet line, or you can order off the menu. Our stomachs were happy!
I forgot to mention not only were umbrellas in my bag, but TWO Paula Deen cookbooks. Taylor asked our waitress if she was there so we could get the cookbooks signed. She said that Paula wasn't there, but she would see if any of the sons were there to come and sign the books and talk with her. A little while later she came back and said they were not there either, but she was kind enough to bring Taylor a signed picture of Paula Deen. Taylor was so excited the whole time she was there. Not only did she eat off her plate, which she ordered off the menu, but helped us with our food too. I just don't know where she can put all of that food!
Here is the page I made for Taylor so she can remember her trip to PDs. For the journaling I used and old recipe card. I was going to write it out myself, but I figured it was Taylor's page so I gave her a call to see what she would like it to say. I think I may want to add a few more embellishments to the page, but so far everything I tried I didn't like. I have one more page to make with pictures from our Paula Deen visit and then they go to Taylor for her scrapbook.
Hope you have a creative day!