Our Mini Vacation

Today we just got back from a four day trip to Hilton Head Island! This is the first time any of us have been there and it was a blast! We used our vacation club membership to stay at Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort. The place was super nice with a WAY more relaxed atmosphere than DisneyWorld! We had a few touches in our room that only come with staying on a Disney property:


From Hilton Head 2010



We also had an excellent view of the marsh grasses and inland waterway from our balcony:

From Hilton Head 2010



Our first night was pretty uneventful. We arrived, went to the Piggly Wiggly to pick up some food for our stay and settled in. As Zach was enjoying the jacuzzi bathtub the phone rang. It was the front desk - did we know our spa was pouring into the room below, they asked? Nope. So, we spent the next morning packing and moving to a new room - then we spent a few hours at the pool,

From Hilton Head 2010


checked out a hammock (which was made in Greenville, NC - where Zach was born!),

From Hilton Head 2010


and played some Goofy Bingo!!

From Hilton Head 2010

From Hilton Head 2010

From Hilton Head 2010


The next day we hit the beach!
From Hilton Head 2010


After a little too much fun in the sun we relaxed the night away, painfully -
From Hilton Head 2010
From Hilton Head 2010


My future beach bum decided one day wasn't enough, but he was torn - beach or pool? We decided both - a couple hours at the beach, a couple hours at the pool. This was the day we found a live sand dollar (I've only ever seen dead ones!), and a pod of dolphins swimming very close to the shore. Much to my freaking outedness, a fish also jumped from the water a few feet in front of me! Not a fan of fish - so I was ready to go pretty much right after that. My ever earth minded son decided not to keep the sand dollar as it's "a living creature and deserves to keep living it's life in the ocean." I love him even more for that and he made me think that I would have probably kept it if I was his age. I felt a little bad about that.
From Hilton Head 2010

From Hilton Head 2010


We finished off with Zach doing a Mickey Tie Dye. As you can tell by most of my Zach pictures, he LOVES the tie dye!
From Hilton Head 2010

From Hilton Head 2010

From Hilton Head 2010

From Hilton Head 2010


All he could say was "That turned out so AWESOME!" I think it did too!

We had a blast and Zach asked if we could go back next year! If we do it will have to be during the summer though....

Comments

  1. Looks like SO much fun!! Those are the vacations we dream about! One of these days...... ;)

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  2. Looks like SO much fun!! Those are the vacations we dream about! One of these days...... ;)

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