Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hilton Head 2015

Some beach pictures...FINALLY!

{Disclaimer: like 99% of my trip recaps, this is super long and has wayyyy too many pictures!}

We arrived in Hilton Head on Thursday afternoon, and checked in to our condo we found on VRBO. (we have done a condo through VRBO instead of a hotel for 2 years in HH now, and I highly recommend going this route!)

Our condo looked out on this!

And Ella wanted to look for turtles and alligators!

Then we headed to Sea Pines for dinner at the Salty Dog!

Ella loved coloring...and she also loved all of the "woof woofs" all over the place!

The next day, we had to do more turtle and alligator hunting!

And then....the beach!

This chick loooooves the water! {And didn't mind the sand this year!}

After Ella's nap, we decided to take our little fish to the pool. 

Good thing I bought this Lilly Pulitzer size 3 swimsuit for next summer....and it already fits. Ugh! Say a prayer it still fits next summer!!!

We put Ella's puddle jumper on, and she was off! She did not care one bit that we weren't holding her...she loved swimming all around that pool by herself!

She even swam out to the rope in the middle. If you see Trav's leg in the picture below, that was where she started!

All that swimming made us hungry, so we went to Hudson's that night for dinner! 

It was right on the water, and someone decided she needed to do some more swimming....

Don't worry, she didn't go in!!

The next day, we headed to Savannah. It was supposed to rain, but we thought we could beat it (rain wasn't supposed to start until 2PM). We were wrong :(

We walked along River Street and then it started down pouring so we high-tailed it back to the car and just drove around looking at stuff from the car!

Ella's favorite part of Savannah? The trolleys! She was half expecting Daniel Tiger to grace us with his presence at any point.

Once we got back to Hilton Head, the sun came out! So we took some pictures on the beach. 

Sunday, it was cloudy (but no more rain, than goodness!) so we thought it would be a good day to head to Harbour Town and see the lighthouse.

We climbed all the way to the top of that thing!

View from the top:

After we walked back down, we walked around and saw all the boats.

And then we found this awesome playground!!! Seriously, can we get one like this in Charlotte?! Loved it. And Ella had so much fun there too; she didn't want to leave!

My child has no fear, she was climbing on every thing and wanted to go down all of these big slides!

Monday was Columbus Day, so we thought it would be appropriate to go on a boat?! 

We saw some dolphins!! Ella didn't really notice them though...she wondered why I was freaking out.

Most of time, Ella was trying to figure out how to get off that boat! I think she just wanted to swim in the water.

So, we gave her what she wanted...after her nap, we hit up the pool again!

Her favorite part was getting thrown in by Daddy! 

And then we went back to the ocean again, too!

Once again, swimming worked up quite an appetite, so for our last dinner on the island, we ate at our favorite restaurant, Lowcountry Backyard. The food is SOOOO good.

And yes, my child is eating mac & cheese with grilled cheese. Home girl likes her cheese, don't judge.

Our last morning on Hilton Head, we got up a little bit earlier to go see the sunrise on the beach!!! It was so worth it...totally gorgeous!!!

Somebody was a little tired though, and not into taking pictures for Mommy.

We had so much fun on our little vacay and we can't wait to return to Hilton Head again next year!