Vacation, Part III: Hilton Head

Wow.  You know the bag thing about not posting about a vacation until 1.5 years later?  Well, you forget.  A lot. Oopsies.  Anyway, what I DO remember is that Hilton Head was incredibly beautiful and incredibly relaxing and it was my first time to an “East Coast” beach (you know, the kind in picture with beaches for miles and tall grasses at the top of the beach?)

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Just like that.  Reeds/grass/whatever plant that is. Gentle breeze.  Warm weather.  Comfortable humidity.  You get the picture.  And then, I got to wake up to this:

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Is it time to go back yet?  We decided to splurge and rent a cabana for a day, which was the best decision ever.  It was pretty toasty, so it was nice having a designated spot to set up camp with some guaranteed shade (especially at 6 months pregnant).  This leg of the trip was all about relaxation and we definitely indulged in a little bit of peaceful rest.

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So picturesque!  And this was all just steps from our hotel.  It was perfect.  As an aside, I also had my first outing to a Piggly Wiggly on this trip! I always sort of thought those were just in the movies…apparently not!  The only downside of a resort-y place like this is the lack of food selection (and reasonably priced food at that).  We went to the store and got some lunch and snack items so we could avoid hotel food for at least one meal a day.

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Awwww, so cute…the obligatory self-portrait.  Can you see how stress-free we look there?  Not a care in the world.  We had a lovely walk on the beach that night, which would only have been improved with a glass of wine in hand.  Warm summer nights are one of my favorite things (one thing I’m very much thrilled about with our move–the return of warm summer nights!), so I ate up every moment of our evening stroll.

Well, slowly but surely we are making it through vacation from two years ago!  Yahoo!  Only one more part to go!

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