We left dark and early (as opposed to bright and early … get it? ha!) Tuesday morning. We drove about 11 hours (but it took us 12 1/2 hours because we stopped for breakfast, for lunch, and for potty breaks whenever we needed to. DH is a sweetheart to travel with … every time we see a rest stop, he always asks if I need to stop … and if I do, he never complains). We crossed the bridge onto Hilton Head Island late Wednesday morning … and like always, I could literally feel my spirit lift as we drove onto the island.
We stopped at one of our favorite restaurants for lunch; after lunch we headed for our hotel, hoping that we could at least check our luggage so we could get in some beach time this afternoon. We were able to check in early, so we changed and immediately headed out for the beach!
I just know that God made me to be refreshed and renewed on the beach. I could stay here forever … except for one small thing … make that six various-sized things … DD, DSIL and my Ts.
I don’t know what these flowers are … they grow in bushes that form a hedge around the pool … and the scent is spectacular.
Here are some more shots take from around the grounds of our hotel.
We hope to be able to drive down to Savannah and see the tall ships this weekend … if we can pull ourselves away from the beach. That’s the only activity we have planned … we intend to spend the rest of our days here on the beach, at the pool, or in the bike paths.