Monday, October 19, 2009

Thoughts from Hilton Head 2009

Happy Monday - and the start of a new week! I just love Mondays!! We did make it back from the beach but, no, the computer did NOT get fixed while we were gone. I'm still using this laptop from my daughter which is actually working out fairly well (the keyboard is still either really small or my fingers are really fat!) I do have a few pictures from our vacation that I hope to post tomorrow (or maybe Wednesday)....today, just a few things I learned from the beach:

1 - At home, here, we have something I've always called "Indian Summer" - after a stretch of cool (or very cool) days, there is a surprise, sudden revival of summer with really warm temperatures that is so fun and enjoyable. It is a phenomenon that I have loved ever since I was a kid. Okay - I don't know what they call it at the beach but "Indian Summer" at Hilton Head is HOT!! The first few days we were there, it was 90 degrees with total humidity....and, no, I did not pack for that. I even did some sweating (and I DON'T sweat!)

2 - A drenching hot day in Hilton Head is still bliss!!

3 - Maybe its age...maybe its "size" or maybe its both!.....but there comes a point when you really should no longer perch (or wedge) your backside atop a skinny bicycle seat. Just not pretty!

4 - Going with the logic of "I don't know any of these people" (ha), I did it anyways. We rented bikes and rode the beach. Did you know they actually have extra wide seats?!? I don't know what I looked like....but we sure had fun! Note to self: be sure to ride against the wind on the way out! Whew.

5 - Activities that could be considered exercise are actually fun at the beach - that is so unfair. We took alot of walks on the beach - some for just walking and others for working out - and I just love walking along the water's edge.

6 - I actually told my hubbie (TWICE), "I really don't feel like shopping anymore!" What happens to a person at the beach!?!?

7 - The dogs playing at the beach are absolutely adorable. And as cute as my pup may (or may not) be, I don't picture him romping the waves and chasing balls on the beach. He is not welcome at the condo complex we stay at - imagine that!! - so he stays home; although I don't think he misses us nearly as much as we might miss him. He was spoiled!!

8 - Coming home from the beach and getting sick is extra miserable...two cases of "its not fair" makes the pity party even worse. Okay, so I'm not that sad yet but I have been really pretty lousy ever since we got home and now I have shared it with my hubbie. Goodness. Hopefully, this will be a healthier week for us.

Pictures to post soon. :)

7 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    So glad to hear you had such fun at Hilton Head. Too bad it was so hot, course, at the beach it really isn't as bad cause of those breezes. We wanted to ride bikes on the beach when we were there in
    June but couldn't find a place to rent them, course, we really didn't try all that hard, so guess we really didn't want to that bad! lol
    Sorry to hear you were sick when you got home, that is stinky.
    Hope you are feeling much better now.
    Blessings hon,
    Nellie

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  2. Hilton Head is a GREAT place to visit! I didn't want to go home from our trip, either! Hope you and your hubby are on the road to recovery!

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  3. welcome back! i'm glad you had a fun filled, relaxing trip to the beach. i too love walking along the water for exercise. i don't even consider it exercise i love it so much! that sucks you two are sick. hope you feel better soon!

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  4. It is nice to hear about your trip! Sounds like you and Hubbie had a great time...makes me want to visit Hilton Head. :)
    Hope you feel better very soon!

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  5. Thanks for the visit today! I enjoyed your blog very much! So sorry for your loss! How sad, but what a wonderful way you've handled everything while being a light for the Lord.

    I've never been to Hilton Head. We've been to Myrtle Beach a few times. Didn't go anywhere this year on vacation, so it'll be nice to see the pictures of your beach trip!

    Your ladies convention sounds awesome! I love Nancy Leigh DeMoss and the rest! What fun that must have been! Enjoy your day, I'll be back.

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  6. Welcome Back! I was wondering where you were!

    So glad you had fun and sooooo sorry you have been sick.

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  7. Hilton Head is such a wonderful place to visit. We have been there several times and loved it each time. Great restaurants!! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation, but I hate you all were sick when you got home. Hope you are feeling better this week. Love & blessings from NC!

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