Hilton Head Island was fabulous. Loved it...can't wait to go back some day!
We did a little bit of shopping when we first arrived in Hilton Head. Every store, business, and restaurant on Hilton Head Island is lovely and very well-manicured. Even places like Walmart and Wendy's looked fancy from the outside.
The entire island is also covered in shade. There are huge live oak trees everywhere and they have gorgeous Spanish moss hanging from them all. Did I take a single picture of them? No. But I loved them.
We spent most of our time at the beach.
|I love this picture. It perfectly portrays how much fun they had.|
|Hayden proud of her sand castle she adorned with sea shells.|
|This boy keeps me smiling.|
|Hayden's sand castle|
Because of all the trees on Hilton Head Island it does make it a tad challenging to spot different places by simply driving by. One night we got on urbanspoon.com to find a good place to eat...that wouldn't break our budget. I found "A Lowcountry BackYard Restaurant." The reviews were great, the menu looked awesome, and it was family friendly.
It took us several times driving around the same block to actually find it! It was tucked away behind some other businesses. However, I'm so so so happy we didn't give up on locating it. It turned out to be our FAVORITE place we have EVER eaten. It was that good, I want to go back just to eat there again! We literally ate in the backyard, and while we waited for our table and food there were outdoor games for the kids to play and live music to enjoy.
Kerry and I both had the special that night: crab-stuffed triggerfish--caught that day--covered with shrimp and some divine sauce, and then lots of yummy sides.
|Hay and I|
|always a clown|
After entire days on the beach the kids crashed hard every night. Look at my sweet babies.
|Deacon and Hayden trying to jump over the waves, laughing the entire time.|
|Gorgeous setting on the water|
After the salty doggy, we drove over to the Harbour Town Lighthouse. We arrived right around sunset and it was just perfect.
Now, I'm not normally what you would refer to as "in shape," but oh.my.word! Pregnant AND out-of-shape, I...was...struggling. My legs were twitching and shaking for a good 30 minutes after the lighthouse stair climbing.
|I was so happy to see this.|
As painful as the climb was (i'm such a loser) the view was spectacular and I'm glad the kids "insisted" we go up.