Monday, March 19, 2007

Our Hilton Head Vacation

We spent last week visiting Chris' dad and his wife at their home on Hilton Head Island. It had been 3 1/2 years since we had been there as we have met them in Orlando the past few winters. We drove through the night on the way down, which worked out pretty well and got us there on Saturday morning!
It was wonderful to enjoy being outside. We went swimming at the club, and took some bike rides. On the ride below we saw lots of alligators and stopped to see the baby horses at the stables.

A major highlight for all of us was the beach! The temps were unseasonably high (high 70's and low 80's) - so we had several opportunities to enjoy the beach. The boys loved playing at the edge of the water (it was still pretty cold) and digging in the sand. They built a big trench with Grandpa. Rebecca LOVED the beach - both the water and the sand. She was covered head to toe (and some in her mouth) and she wasn't bothered one bit. She cried when we took her home every time!

Chris and Rebecca and I took an overnight trip to Charleston during our stay. The agency that we used to bring Rebecca home is in Charleston. We were able to visit there and meet all the staff they we only knew from phone calls and emails. They were all very happy to meet Rebecca in person. On the way back from Charleston we had lunch in Beaufort - another beautiful South Carolina coastal town.

One of the highlights for me was seeing all the azaleas in bloom! I couldn't resist taking a picture of Rebecca in front of the flowers.

Here is David enjoying a ride in Grandpa's convertible thunderbird!

Here is the best family shot we were able to get.

It was truly a great vacation and we are so thankful to Mike & Sheila for their wonderful southern hospitality!

We arrived home yesterday afternoon and it snowed this morning! Thankfully spring is on the way!

1 comment:

kenzsethia said...

Looks like a ton of fun! Wish I was there...