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.
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.
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 ), I did get some shots of the super moon rising.
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.
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.
Besides, if the Lord wills, we’ll be back this fall.