Hilton Head dreams
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September 19th, 2008 – by: jenn79
But then Travbuddy happened, and I explored the world for about five years and met more and more people from this area.
Andi (AndiPerullo) had recently relocated back home from NY to set up her acupuncture practice and I haven't seen her since her stop from Australia back to NY as she decided to spend the layover in LA with me!!! =) Mary who I met on my Habitat for Humanity build in Portugal lived probably minutes away from Andi. Andi's boyfriend was here for a few months from Australia, and would you believe it - Ragnar (Goldfishflosser) and Sheila (Sheila_0808) happened to be a few hours away in Atlanta starting Saturday and Sheila said she would try to hit Savannah although highly unlikely as Ragnar is there for work.
Andi was kind enough to pick me up from the airport at 6am!! After chatting for about 2 hours, I fell asleep sprawled out in the backseat. I couldn't help it I was so tired!! We arrived in Hilton Head just before noon and couldn't check in quite yet, but they gave us some beach towels and we headed to the beach which was on the edge of the property. They had gorgeous cabanas for rent for $65 a day as well as beach chairs and umbrellas for rent. We didn't realize we had to pay for those two and just took the pair on the end and nobody came to charge us - oh well! =)
Andi and I sat at the beach catching up while Marc took a walk down the beach.
Beaches in the southeast were really nice. Sea oats were growing about 2 meters away on the shore and the water was green. The waves looked like.. well the closest approximation I can come up with is a layered petticoat - lots of ruffles heading in all sorts of directions, but very soft and flowing with some nice curls. The property was also very nice - there were almost a dozen BBQs outdoors, a few pools and plenty of swingy benches for 2-3 people to sit on! I love swinging things!
Marc and I went to get some food while Andi guarded our free beach chairs! The vibe was very relaxed and the water was so pretty you could watch it for ages.
We finally got to check in around 1pm and our villa is really nice! 2 bedrooms, huge living room, a nice kitchen and large jacuzzi-tubs in both bathrooms! Too bad we would end up spending almost no time in the villa! But it was a wonderful place to come back to.
We got a recommendation from the sweetest front desk attendant at the resort who found us a nice place with a view and good food. We headed to dinner in Andi's Prius with a special guest that night to Charlie's Crab something-or-other which had a wonderful view of a pier and sound. We got there just after sunset so it was still light out but cooler. The humidity was high but not at an uncomfortable level. I didn't really bring nice dresses on this trip but Andi looked so beautiful in a blue dress that really brought out her eyes. We ordered lots of nice seafood and I tried shrimp, okra and grits for the first time! It was really good! =) We each took walks along the pier and generally just had a wonderful and romantic dinner on the water, without bugs! =) I haven't been this happy, settled and enchanted with the company in quite some time.
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