“I know I don’t get there often enough
But God knows I surely try
It’s a magic kind of medicine
That no doctor could prescribe
There’s this one particular harbor
So far but yet so near
Where I see the days as they fade away
“Come away home. Hilton Head’s calling you home. Harbour town’s waiting for you.”
I’m sure everyone who has been within a 10 mile radius of me this year has heard me complain that I would not get to go on our annual trip to Hilton Head Island this year. Yeah, I was pretty bummed out about it. I’ve been to Hilton Head almost every single year since I was ten. I could not imagine NOT going.
To make matters worse (because I frequently become jealous of small children), Thomas was invited to go to Hilton Head with my parents, and all my aunts, uncles, cousins, this year. You get the picture: everyone at Hilton Head but me.
John was pretty sad about missing all the beach fun, too. So naturally when I scored some comp time at work and found out I would have a long weekend over the fourth of July, it took us about two seconds to simultaneously exclaim, “Let’s go to Hilton Head!” It was very spontaneous of us. And we’re not really what I would call spontaneous people.
It took us awhile to find a place to stay on such short notice, but we finally lucked out with a tiny little beach front condo. I have never ever stayed beach front before (Hilton Head tends to be pricey on the beach, but we got a good deal) and I have to say this trip may have spoiled me because it was awesome.
So without further ado, here is the pictoral version of our impromptu beach bum vacation. Our goal was to relax, have tons of unscheduled fun and oh, yeah, fetch Thomas back from the relatives. Because 5 days without him was just killing us!
And that’s it! Our wonderfully laid back, spur of the moment, trip to my favorite place on earth! We decided it was such a huge success that we are going to do long weekend trips to the beach more often. Actually, we decided we are going to be more spontaneous in general.
I’ll leave you with a few more random pics that didn’t really fit into my story, but are still fun.