Heavenly Hilton Head
Trip Start Mar 20, 2010
41Trip End Aug 25, 2010
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When we arrived our Hotel was packed. There was some type of local high school swim team conference / award program so there was a lot going on. The funny thing is that we originally were slated to have a basic room overlooking the parking lot (obviously nothing fancy...on a budget here), however when we checked in they gave us a free upgrade to garden view..great. But, once we were in this new room, it smelled too much of air freshener ..they were trying to cover up smoke smell, but couldn't. We questioned the Front Desk bc we asked for non-smoking, next thing we know, we are upgraded again to top floor, ocean front view....not bad! The island of Hilton Head is surrounded by canals that outline each plantation and in each canal there resides at least one alligator. Its so creepy - they just hang out and bask in the sun, or stare at you from the water
We toured around Hilton Head and entered Sea Pines where Brian use to vacation with the family. Great vacations with the Pazdera's, Dwyer's, and other friends & family. We visited 4 Beachside (the old home) and went to the local hang out - Salty Dog Cafe, Land's End Tavern. Guy playing a guitar with a great view of the bay/marina. So much fun. This is a great community for any family to come and stay, beach on one side, tennis courts on the other, and walking distance to the Salty Dog area. We also entered our first Piggly Wiggly today!
Started out with a simple bike ride, but ended up with us going to the Verizon PGA Golf Tournament. We set out around noon with hopes of returning to Sea Pines, but the guard wouldn't let us in with bikes. So we just backed doored it in and went to the beach and pedaled our way into Sea Pines. It was really cool to bike on the beach
It was hard to top the day prior. We used this day to recuperate and chill out by the pool and Brian finally got a chance to break out his speedo. We later had dinner at Truffles and made our way back to Harbor Town for a stroll along the water, taking in the sunset, and the dolphins jumping along. As we were walking along the dock, Brian noticed one of the yachts was from "Cream Ridge, New Jersey", Christina's home town. Firstly, not many people are from Cream Ridge, nor even know that it exists, to see a boat in Hilton Head that was from there was an extreme rarity. Christina spoke to the owner and learned she went to Allentown grade school around the time the owners kids did, but couldn't recall them.
Dinner: Salty Dog - Land Ends Tavern: ok, nothing special
Dinner: Truffles, in Sea Pines: good