Monday, May 7, 2012

Our time in paradise …

Ok, it’s technically not paradise, but for DH and me, it’s about as close as we’ll come here on this earth.  After all, there’s beach, warm weather, fresh seafood, beautiful flowers, and the perfect blend of southern (moss-draped live oaks) and tropical (palm trees) beauty.  As I’ve said before, about the only thing that would be better would be if DD and her family were here.

We rarely leave the island when we come to Hilton Head, so after our trip to Savannah to see the tall ships, we’ve stayed here on the island.  After all, who in their right mind would leave this:

Saturday we had dinner over in Harbour Town, home of the landmark lighthouse.
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We always enjoy walking around the marina after we eat in Harbour Town … I think some of those boats moored there are bigger than our house … and certainly cost 3-4 times as much as our house!
(I couldn’t even get the entire thing in the view finder of my camera!).

I wasn’t able to get a shot of the sunrise … too cloudy early in the mornings.  But I did come across this while on my way back to the hotel after trying for a sunrise shot on Saturday morning.  2012_05052012HiltonHeadMay0016
I wondered if these were sea turtle tracks … it’s the time of year when they come ashore to lay eggs.  I didn’t see any visible signs of a nest or nest making (not that I would expect to), but the meandering tracks certainly made me wonder if it wasn't something else. 

And while the clouds once again interfered with my photo opportunities (too many clouds just on the horizon to get a shot of the super moon coming up over the horizon Sad smile), I did get some shots of the super moon rising.
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We had brunch Sunday at our favorite restaurant here on the island.  I couldn’t decide between their take on eggs Benedict (with crab cakes instead of Canadian bacon) or their shrimp and grits.  I opted for the eggs Benedict because it’s only available for brunch … and we can return today for the shrimp and grits.  Winking smile

Monday is our last day here … and while I’m not ready to leave, I am certainly ready to get back home to our favorite people.  As much as this island holds a piece of my heart, those favorite people back home hold a much, much bigger piece.  Red heart

Besides, if the Lord wills, we’ll be back this fall. 


  1. Sounds like you've enjoyed your vacation immensely, Kathy! For me, the one place I can relax completely is the beach. I really hope we get the opportunity to head to HHI this summer. Enjoy your last day, but look forward to your return! Have a safe trip home!

  2. It's amazing how much your beaches look like our beaches and I don't say that about many! What a beautiful place and how relaxing it looks. Since we missed our beach vacation so far this year, I am only imagining pushing my toes down in the sand while sitting in my beach chair with a cool drink in hand! Sigh!

  3. Good morning! So glad you are having such a good time! Sounds sooo wonderful. Enjoy your last day!

  4. WOW between the great photos and the discription of what you saw I feel like I'm there. So glad you had fun.

  5. It looks like it has been a wonderful time. It is so beautiful. Drive safe. It is always nice to go on a trip, but just as nice to go home. :)That week flew by didn't it?

  6. It goes by so quickly. The pictures are wonderful. Sounds like a perfect trip. I missed the moon that night. Hope you have a safe trip home.

  7. Its cool to know you'll be back in a mere few months; it is very beautiful down there! I think those of us who live close to the ocean sometimes forget how beautiful it truly is; we spent some time by the water today; it truly is a magnificient creation of God!


  8. Glad you're home safe, and enjoyed your trip. Oh yes, I so agree with you....I could sit on my deck that is facing the sea and watch [never getting bored] with the day...from sunrise to sunset. And just get up and walk the shore whenever I wanted. That would be heaven on earth.

  9. The sea turtles bury their eggs in the dunes around here. And I would have shown you and made you my shrimp and grits had you come to Charleston. ;) So glad y'all are having such a great time! Oh, and no early morning clouds up here either. Just so ya know. LOL

  10. Such beautiful pictures. Some day I'd love to visit there. I'm so glad you get to go back this fall!

  11. I'm so far behind in my blog visiting due to working in the garden, but I'm doing a bit of catching up over here before I hit the beans again.

    So you visited The Tall Ships! I saw them on the news and they looked so beautiful. Lucky you! Your photos around Savannah are all very familiar to me. Some of our son's engagement pics were taken in those places! Beautiful city--at least parts of it. My hubby hates that bridge :), especially when we were crossing while towing our camper!

    I love your photos, and seeing them makes me want another day or two at the beach! I love Hilton Head, too. Can you say "rich people"?! Those yachts in Harbor Town are awesome! I'd just settle for the money one of them costs though :)

    Glad you had a nice vacation, and safe travels. I'll be back to visit as soon as I can!


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