Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hilton Head Beach Trip 2011

Silly people, can you tell which foot is mine? It's the one needing a pedicure.
Last Friday mom, dad, Tony, Tanner, and Tenielle flew to Charlotte. That evening we had us a lovely southern storm. Friends of ours met us at my house and then we had dinner at this great diner in town. After dinner we went back to my house where we played cards and chatted. The next morning we headed to Hilton Head where I had a medical conference. I figure everyone else brings their families, why not me. My cousins who live in Alabama had planned on going to the beach that weekend in Alabama, but decided to meet us in Hilton Head instead; the more the merrier indeed.
Carson testing the waves.
There is something relaxing about walking on the beach, wind in your hair and waves crashing against the sand.
This was an awesome jelly fish,dead but still awesome.
We had a blast doing whatever we wanted, like lots of swimming, eating, basking in the sun, eating, reading, eating, walks on the beach, eating, lots of sitting around, eating, laughing, eating, being crafty, eating, relaxing, and eating some more. Emily is a great southern cook and we had our share of butter; because southern cooks use a lot of it. Of course I attended my classes for the first 5 days we were there, but they were only in the mornings, which gave me plenty of time to bask in the sun. We stayed only steps away from the beach which was fabulous. I will say it was quite hot and very humid most of the time, but that's to be expected and gave us the excuse to put our hair up.
Macie Clair having fun in the pool!
Wednesday Tony flew back to reality and so some of us drove to Charleston for the day. We really didn't have time to be tourists, but we did make the time to go to a lovely southern restaurant for lunch called Fleets Landing (I discovered this when I took my cousin Deborah to Charleston in the spring), where we enjoyed Crab Cake Sandwiches and Shrimp and Grits. They of course loved it; who doesn't love southern food?
Do you ever buy a shirt and wish you hadn't? Don't think I'll wear this one again. I look like a pink, fat flamingo.
Dad got the shrimp and grits which was to die for.
On our way back we stopped at a cute little place and got us some yummy southern boiled peanuts and cherry jam.
One day some of us also went to Savannah where we took a tour of the town, ate at another very southern place called the Pirates House, and about died from the heat and humidity.
Dad really got into the pirate theme!
Don't get me wrong I do love the south, but there are a few places where it is just too hot, Savannah and Charleston being two of them. We did have a lovely time touring Savannah. I love the sights and history there. We found us an awesome candy store, but just enjoyed the A/C and a few samples without buying anything, I know surprising given my sweet tooth.
I don't know what this fetish I have with doors, lamp posts, and windows lately is, but I found there were many different styles, colors and great photo ops in Savannah.
I love porches in the south. No wonder people rock at all hours of the day, even with the heat and humidity there is relaxation in rocking.
The last morning we had breakfast at my favorite diner in Hilton Head. They have the best cheesecake ever, so of course I had to get it to go. I could have just had it for breakfast, but brought a little piece of Hilton Head with me to Charlotte for later.We sure had a great time. Can't wait for our next beach vacation, when I don't know but I know there will be one again in the future.


  1. I'll take your pink fat flamingo shirt. It is super cute. Looks like you guys had a great time. I wish I was there!!

  2. I need to clean out my closet big time. Maybe I'll bring you some "new" clothes when I come next.