February 17, 2017
I delight in Hilton Head Island’s wide beaches, sparkling blue ocean,
and warm sunshine during my recent long weekend stay.
February 11, 2017
My love affair with Hilton Head (Island), South Carolina began in the late 1970’s. My hubby and I were living in Columbia, South Carolina at the time, and we slipped away to the island for a three-day weekend. The unspoiled beaches and surroundings (thanks to careful planning by developer Charles Fraser) stole my heart, and continue to do so, to this day.
The walkway from our hotel leads to the stunning and unspoiled Hilton Head beach.
It was good to visit my “old friend” Hilton Head again. I share this photo album from my recent visit with you (below). Relax for a minute, as you visit the island of Hilton Head.
This incredible sand sculpture greeted us as we stepped into the lobby of the
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, our hotel.
What an incredible view to wake up to each morning!
The views at sunset were pretty spectacular, too!
A Hilton Head part-time resident suggested breakfast at the nearby
Palmetto Dunes golf club cafe, Big Jim’s/BJ’s.
It was delicious (the biscuits were super flakey and yummy),
and reasonably priced. We liked it so much that we ate breakfast there twice!
Ya gotta love these fishy bike racks near Big Jim’s!
Signs like this are no joke! We saw a 6 foot alligator being removed by authorities from a bike path! Unfortunately, authorities quickly shooed our car along before I could snap a photo of Mr. Gator.
I did get a photo of this turtle, though, earlier in the day.
Sunset near Hudson’s Restaurant, a Hilton Head institution
We first ate here in the 1970’s, and it is still serves up great seafood and a great view.
We ate here twice during our recent visit!
October’s Hurricane Matthew affected a lot of the island, including Hudson’s.
You can read about Hudson’s recovery here.
Hudson’s cute mermaid logo
Hudson’s tasty hushpuppies begin each meal.
These broiled oysters smothered in Parmesan Cheese made for a luscious appetizer.
I devoured these awesome (broiled) crabmeat stuffed shrimp.
Dale and I shared this mammoth, and oh so good, mud pie.
Hudson’s recipe for 7 Day Slaw is on their menu’s back page,
along with their map of the foot-shaped Hilton Head Island.
Dale and I enjoyed getting reacquainted with Laura and Bill,
not having seen each other since our sons’ high school graduation in 2005.
Our sons are friends, meeting when we moved to Ohio in the late 1990’s,
and remaining good friends since we relocated to Maryland in 2005.
Their son was even a groomsman in our son’s wedding!
Happily living the majority of the year in Hilton Head now,
Laura and Bill showed us that islanders can find good barbecue at One Hot Mamas.
In addition to fall off the bone, yummy ribs,
was OHM’s Luzianne unsweetened fresh-brewed black iced tea.
Being a big iced tea fan, I have found that fresh-brewed iced tea
often goes hand in hand with good restaurant food.
It is always a wonderful time at Hilton Head, and always hard to say good-bye.
To see my previous 2015 blog post on Hilton Head, please click here.
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A lone seagull dips his”toes” in the water at the beach.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
February 11, 2017