Every September we take a week long beach trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We started visiting that beautiful place over 35 years ago. As much as things change, I can honestly say there are so many things that are the same on that Island. We marveled at how many businesses and restaurants are still there and operating successfully. This picture is of the lake at Sea Pines Plantation. It was my favorite picture from this years visit.
This year was a little different for us. We love to ride our bicycles but as I am still trying to recover from my weak thighs due to taking Cipro, I was not able to do that. However, we rented a beach umbrella and chairs for the week and became beach bums. The weather was great except for Wednesday when tropical depression Julia produced lots of rain.
Another thing that was different this year was deciding not to eat out every night. When I was younger I thought retired people didn’t eat out so much because they didn’t have as much income. It is true that I am more budget conscious than I was in the past; however, I don’t have the appetite I had before.
We decided to chose one restaurant each where we wanted to eat. We celebrated our anniversary at the Quarterdeck Restaurant beside the lighthouse in Harbour town. We had a wonderful meal and watched the sun set over the harbor. Mr. D wanted to eat at One Hot Mama’s and I chose New York Pizza as my favorite. We ate at Plantation House Deli for breakfast one morning and that was when it was pouring down rain from Julia on Wednesday.
I brought some things with me to prepare and we would go to Publix’s or Fresh Market and decide what we wanted to eat that night. All turned out well and we did not feel deprived. I will say that after staying on the beach all day we were tired and were glad that we could stay in. That is probably an age thing but we had a very nice Villa and a great time.
I am sharing a recipe from one of the food brochures I browsed through while visiting Hilton Head. It is much too hot here right now to even think of soup. I am hoping it will be cooler soon.
We did visit South Beach where the Salty Dog Cafe is located and of course we ate at Hilton Head Ice Cream as no visit would be complete without that.
My Mother and Daddy loved the mountains and they would go every year for a week and stay in the same cabin at Maggie Valley and I thought that was the dumbest thing ever. Now we do the same thing at Hilton Head Island and as I am older and maybe wiser, I think it is about the smartest thing you could ever do.
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