As hinted to previously, I’ve already been able to cross an item off of my “Summer To-Do” List. I spent this past weekend at a “new-to-me” beach, Hilton Head Island, SC. People, it was gorgeous.
I arrived on Friday night to meet with my friend, Kristen, and her family, who so graciously allowed me to crash their family vacation for the weekend. We spent the night hanging out in the pool (which is in the middle left of this photo out by those cabanas. Yes, it was awesome.)
Saturday we grabbed some breakfast on the island and then did some beach lounging. This was glorious.
We actually ended up moving locations on Saturday afternoon. (Kristen’s family spends two weeks at Hilton Head every year and like to switch locations on the island halfway through.) The second resort had the world’s greatest pool bar. I mean, the book to choose drinks from is 300 pages. How does one choose?? Ah, but I did choose. Watermelons and margarita? Please and thank you.
Yes, it tasted just as good as it looked. Saturday night we explored some local shops (of which I have no photographic evidence) and I bought Tom’s. Because I work on a quasi-construction site and no one needs fancy shoes for that.
Sunday morning there was biking involved and a splendiferous breakfast at the Harbor Town Bakery & Café. The café is inside an old 1890’s cabin and naturally my décor-obsessed self was smitten with the original fireplace inside.
We scaled the light house (a whopping 114 steps), before heading back to the pool for our final foray with the sun before I had to head home. But apparently that 114 steps didn’t satisfy me because well, after work yesterday, I decided to climb a mountain. Ok, so Stone Mountain. Which is, technically a mountain. (How’s that for a segue??)
Obviously I looked super glam on the top of the mountain… ha. I’m thinking of making this a regular summer activity. That hill is tough. Way tougher than I remember every time. But if I’m going to climb Kilimanjaro someday I gotta get to work! (Sorry for the totally random shift in thoughts this morning—I’m going to be late for work and the filtering has stopped working.)
Anyway, hope ya’all had an equally awesome Father’s Day weekend (I called my dad on Sunday afternoon and we chatted about thrifting—typical. )
Anyone else drinking frozen drinks of glory? Biking to new lands? Climbing mountains?
I do a really good job at making that all sounds like the greatest activity even. But its not work. So it just may be.