Sandie Simply Says

July 17, 2009

Fun at the beach

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 9:33 pm

For the last few months, we’ve been trying to squeeze in all the places we’ve wanted to visit, but hadn’t. I’ve done this at just about every one of my assignments…I want to do something in the area, but never get around to doing it and before I know it, I’m moving again. One of the things I’ve wanted to do was go to the Atlantic coast. We went to Florida and visited the beach at the gulf, so I kept putting off a trip the Georgia/South Carolina beaches.

In May, we finally did it and took a trip to Hilton Head Island. I think I’d put it off so long because I wasn’t fond of the beaches in Florida. Correction…I was fond of the area. The beach was nice, but the area was way too crowded (disclaimer: the only Florida beaches I’ve visited have all been in the panhandle, so I have no idea what they might be like outside of there) I expected more of the same at Hilton Head. It wasn’t even close and I almost immediately fell in love. Our weekend getaway was much too short, so when Ashley and Amanda said they wanted to go to the beach, I immediately started to look for a place to stay. Last weekend we took our second trip to Hilton Head (if I were ever going to buy a timeshare, Hilton Head is where I’d buy one, for sure!).

I wish we’d had more than a weekend. We declared it a technology free weekend, only bringing Tony’s laptop (and we only brought that so he could charge his phone) and locking the cell phones in the hotel safe. The whole weekend was so relaxing…I actual wish we would have gone there for a week rather than Disney! We rode bikes around the island (and let me tell you…riding bikes around the island ALWAYS sounds good in theory, but about an hour or two into the ride you start to think it wasn’t such a great idea (especially when YOUR the one stuck pulling the trailer with the younger two kids) and by then you’re in the middle of the island with no choice but to bike back!), we rode bikes on the beach, we played in the pools and the ocean, and at night we played games. I hated coming home. Can you blame me?

Our hotel:

Sunrise on the beach:


This is what I pulled behind my bike:

Playing in the sand:

Our morning bike ride (only four of us went out on this one. Amanda wanted to sleep in, so we left her with the younger two):



  1. that looks so very awesome and even peaceful! beautiful!

    Comment by Kyooty — July 17, 2009 @ 10:46 pm |Reply

  2. Yes 80’s music is now old. LOL 🙂

    Comment by Kyooty — July 18, 2009 @ 8:15 am |Reply

  3. Most of the beaches here in FL are terrible and touristy but there are a few quiet ones. Your trip looks amazing!

    Comment by Casey — July 20, 2009 @ 10:31 am |Reply

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