November 16, 2011

a long weekend in hilton head

I'm back! And hopefully you didn't even know I was gone. Michael and I were lucky enough to get to take another little vacation, this time just three days over the weekend, to visit my parents on Hilton Head Island, SC. We have a timeshare there, and while the word timeshare conjures up horrible images, I am happy to say that this resort opposes any idea you might have about those places and is actually pretty amazing. The setting is so natural and beautiful. And it's all just instant relaxation the minute you arrive. Have you been? It really is gorgeous. And spending our time there with family made it all the more special.


Tall sea pines, low grasses, and stone drives.


The boardwalk leads you over the marsh to the beach. You always see a few egrets and other marsh birds.





There are a few pools, but the one by the ocean is my favorite.


Kayaking is so peaceful. We explored around Broad Creek for a few hours on Monday.


Spied this egret but this was as close as I could get before she got impatient with us and took off.


Meanwhile, the pelicans don't care how close you come.


The last day was foggy and overcast but warm. I love the sun, but I love these kinds of days on the beach too. There's a standup paddle-boarder out there in a wetsuit, and a ship beyond.






Finally, my parents. (Check out my dad's fancy new camera! Can't wait to see what kind of shots he got.) Thanks again, Mom and Dad, for a fantastic visit! We had a wonderful time, and wish we were still there! But it's so nice to know we'll be able to meet back at the same place next year and the year after that and the year after that...

9 comments:

Peggy Miller said...

What a beautiful spot!! So fun for me to see your mom and dad! They look great. Don't you wish that palm trees should be able to grow in all zones? Yeah, maybe not. Wouldn't be as special. :)

My Little Bungalow said...

How I love the low country SC coastline! My husband and I have spent many wonderful vacations there (not Hilton Head, but further south). To me, there's nothing more relaxing and beautiful than a beach vacation.

Great photo of the egret. They are very shy and take off at the slightest movement, so that's really a great shot! I'm glad you enjoyed your long weekend at the beach. I'm very envious!
Claudia

My Little Bungalow said...

Oops, I meant to say further NORTH of Hilton Head, not south! We stay about an hour south of Charleston. It's heaven on earth!

Holly said...

What a nice little getaway. So crazy to think that just a few states down the coast it is so much warmer and sunnier! Looks like a great time and perfect weather.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Sounds like a great weekend.

René said...

You zipped right by my house. Well, give or take a hundred miles :). Your trip sounds wonderful. I love the beach in the fall.

Ashley said...

What a lovely little getaway. And the pictures are so pretty! Not a fall leaf in sight!

Sarah said...

Beautiful shots, Casey! It looks so pretty there...I have never been but would love to go. So glad you got to spend some time with your parents...and with Michael and your parents;) Vacationing with the family is big time!! PS. I looove kayaking!

Krystal said...

I could so use a w/e like that away!

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