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December 6th, 2007 – by: kingelvis14
Hello, my friends. It's been a little while since Jerry and I have been anywhere together. By that I mean, just the two of us. You know what I mean. It seems we are always with our family or friends. So on this short three-day trip, we decided to be adventurous and head out alone. The weather was really nice for early December and, as usual, I packed entirely too many clothes. Why do I do that? I'm always afraid that I might "need" something that was left back at home. What if it turns really cold, or maybe it will rain, or what if I want to get in the hot tub. We travel so much on the GoldWing, I have learned to really pack light for those trips. But when we take the car, well, that is a horse of a different color.
We arrived at the Oceanfront Holiday Inn on Hilton Head Island right about dusky dark. There was just enough time for us to check in and make our way to our fourth-story room to freshen up before dinner. It was a pleasant night with no wind and moderate temperatures, so we decided to walk down the street and find a place to eat. Early December is really the off season for Hilton Head, so there was little traffic and few folks out and about. We were able to find a nice eatery with good food and service. It would be an early-to-bed night for us; we were tired from the 8-hour drive.
The next morning I peeked out of our window to see the Atlantic Ocean, just as smooth as a baby's behind. Small waves were lapping up on the beach and it reminded me more of a lake than an ocean.
Hilton Head is a beautiful place. It was fun to explore the different parts of the island. Since it was off season, the restaurants and shops weren't crowded and we were able to negotiate through the round-abouts without a problem. Those of you that have traveled through Europe know all about round-abouts, but this was something new for Jerry.
The first thing I wanted to see was the famous sailboat, "Stars & Stripes" made famous in the 1987 America's Cup when it won the cup back for the USA.
After a wonderful day of exploring and shopping, it was time for dinner. That is probably my favorite time of day, when we get to sit down and relax and have conversation while someone else brings us our drinks and well-prepared food. What could be better? I asked around to get some ideas about where to eat and several folks suggested the same restaurant. Sounds like a good idea and it turned out to be really, really delicious. A wonderful way to end the day.
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