Saturday, July 14, 2007

Hilton Head Island, S.C.

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Chris and I left very early Tuesday morning and flew to Hilton Head Island, S.C. Hilton Head is where we went on our honeymoon and it is also where Chris proposed to me. We had such a wonderful and relaxing trip. Our flights were on time, no luggage was lost, the weather was perfect and neither one of us got sick. I had forgotten how beautiful all the Oak trees are with the moss hanging from them and the crape myrtles are just so big and full of blooms. Chris kept commenting on how much he missed the pine straw and we took lots of pictures of the flowers and plants; for future reference for our landscaping projects. I think we could have stayed another couple of weeks if it were not for our babies being back home. It was a truly enjoyable vacation. :)
This is where we stayed; the Inn at Harbour Town.
This picture was taken just outside our hotel. The landscaping is just amazing.
The light house in Harbour Town is very special to Chris and I because that is where Chris proposed to me. Here is a picture taken from the harbor.
Here is another view of the lighthouse from the steps of the Sea Pines Pro Shop.
Here we are at the top of the lighthouse where Chris proposed.
This is a picture of the harbor from the top of the lighthouse. The boats are unbelievable and it is fun to walk around the harbor and look at the names and port cities of the boats.
Another view from the top of the lighthouse.
This is a picture of some of the shops in Harbour Town.
Each night under this huge Oak tree there is a concert by Greg Russell. He plays his guitar and sings children's songs. He also gets the kids involved. He will invite a child up to sing and will also talk to the child about where they are from and ask them about their parents and brothers and sisters. It is fun to listen to the kids and some of what they say is pretty hilarious. I was a little sad that Ian and Lia were not with us to enjoy the show, but I new that if they were there, then I would not have gotten to enjoy it!
This is where we ate breakfast each morning; the Harbour Town Bakery & Cafe.
Then after breakfast, we would sit and rock in the tree swing. We took advantage of having no schedule and no kids to tend to. It was so nice to have an intelligent adult conversation and not have to worry about the time.

Here we are at the beach. I had to get used to swimming in salt water again and I was a little afraid of a shark attacking us, because each time we talked to Ian on the phone he kept telling us to watch out for sharks. Thankfully, we did not see any. :)
This was taken around 7:30 Friday morning.
Can you see our reflections in the corner?
Last, but not least, we did see an alligator. When we told Ian over the phone, this was his reply: (with a short break in between each word he said) "Oh, my gosh!". It was hilarious.

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