Well, it all started with a simple comment..."I could go for a little boathouse about now." The "Boathouse" that Dennis was referring to is a little gem located on Hilton Head Head Island. We stumbled upon it a few years ago and it consistently remains a Trusty Family Favorite.
As we were making our way back up the eastern coastline, home to Indiana, we decided that it was only about an hour out of the way and it would sure make a fun place to stay the night. Five hours after leaving the ship, we were seated at an outdoor table for some much welcome low country eats.
Seafood chowder for Dennis and shrimp-n-grits for me.
Before checking into the hotel, we stopped off at a local favorite, NOUR*ISH. Check them out at http://www.nourishsavannah.com. It is a lovely boutique-like atmosphere offering a variety of natural, chemical free bath products. I am in love with their Fizzies, Linen Spray, Body Wash...and their story. I stocked up on old favorities and found a few new treasures. Their holiday candles are AMAZING and I am bummed that I didn't pick up a few extra "Georgia Christmas" scented candles for my home. Love them....check it out!
After lunch and shopping, it was time to hit the beach. Low tide is heaven for a child on the beaches of Hilton Head. So many little critters to find!
The last time we sat here, we were a ball of nerves. It was almost exactly 6 months ago and we were leaving for China to meet our little, Kate. We finished the adoption details via conference call from this exact spot on the beach. How wild it is to see her run across the sand and play in the water now.
And then there is Jack. Oh, he has the happiest heart and took lots of pride telling his sister all about the island and the things he likes to do. Like body surfing....
and going to The General Store. It's so much fun to pick out candy!
And even more fun to eat it!
After dinner (ordered in a little Thai), we made our way to bed. We needed to rest before the final drive home. Early the next morning, just before leaving, we stepped out for one final look at the beach. Much to our pleasure, we were met by a small pod of dolphins frolicking near the coastline.
Such a sweet goodbye.