Sunday, August 06, 2006

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Leaving Paradise, ah the pain of it. Daughter and I packed it all up yesterday afternoon and headed home. It was inevitable. We have obligations here starting tomorrow (ick...Monday....) and wanted a day at home to sort of ease back into reality.

Vacation Days 5-9
Our days all started with bike rides on the beach followed by swimming in the pool. They seemed to end that way, too. You just have not lived until you've felt the rush of the sea breeze on your body as you peddle down a gorgeous beach.

Tuesday found us on the miniature golf course for two rounds. It was a lot of fun, but we seemed to keep finding the water hazards, daughter in particular.

We explored the south end of the island this week, too, with shopping at Coligny Plaza. Our souvenir of the trip was screw ball type charm bracelets. These bracelets are made of sterling silver wire (fairly thick) with balls at either end. One of the balls screws off so that you can add charms and beads to the bracelet. I went "traditional" with my bracelet adding Hilton Head Island map charm, a bike charm to represent our chosen mode of transportation for the week, and a dolphin charm to represent the dolphins we saw on our first bike ride of the week. Daughter chose a rubber duck charm (just because she thought it was cute) a crab (we saw some of those), and a star fish to represent all those starfish we tossed back in the water. Hopefully we saved the life of one or two of them. We'll keep adding more charms on future beach trips.

That's it....that was our vacation, and I do believe it was the best, most relaxing vacation I've ever had. We want to go for two weeks next year! I do have a few pictures and will share those later in the week.


Blogger Jane said...

What a nice vacation you had. We used to go to HH every year, but we haven't been in a while. Perhaps we'll go for a long weekend after we get settled into the new house. When we first started going, there were only two shopping areas - the strip mall with the big grocery store at the first part of the island, and Coligny on the other. After a day in the sun, we used to go to Coligny for ice cream and a visit to the toy store. Glad to see you had a wonderful time.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Yes, pictures please!! And also some of those awesome sounding bracelets you got. I am so glad you had such a good time!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Can't wait to see the pictures. Glad you all had a great time - remember, next summer will be here before you know it!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Beverly said...

It's wonderful that you and DD had such a fun and relaxing vacation. Just the thing to do before plunging back into school.

10:25 AM  

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