Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fast Times on Hilton Head Island.

Clyde and I arrived in Hilton Head around 4pm on Friday!  Just time for a float in the pool and a margarita with the fam!  It was so lovely! 
After regrouping at the house, we headed out to Corks for dinner, which is one of my favorite spots in the area now and I've been there about 4 times.  The food always rocks and the wine is phenomenal. :)  There was ahi tuna, salad with goat cheese and apples, and tuscan chicken flatbread.  Also a nice Rojo and a Pinot Noir. 
A couple of my brother's friends met us out and came back to the house for some dessert (peach cobler) and more wine. 
I called it a night early since I'd been up since 5:15am for that early yoga class and also needed to make sure the puppy behaved at the grandparents' house.  The youngins (bro, sister-in-law, and their friends) went out for some drinks around 10:15pm.

Saturday morning started with a walk with my mom and Clyde around the plantation. 

Spanish moss :)

The Marsh

This sign is pretty funny, and about 10 years ago when my brother was in college, he stole one similar to this posted in the same area that read "Please do not feed or MOLEST the alligators".  Ok, I won't!

Clyde checking out a bird!

The building behind those trees is the plantation clubhouse where Greg and I got married :)
It was about a 2-3 mile walk.  I love it here.  It's my favorite place to walk.  So scenic! 

Back at the house we had some plans for breakfast...
I got my mom hooked on Green Monsters last time she visited. 

We also had this fruit salad that I helped make.

Playing with the settings on the new camera...  Love the "food" setting :)

After breakfast, my dad and brother hit the links, Ashley went to the pool, and my mom and I went to get some food for a huge seafood feast we were planning for dinner. 

Some of the goods...

Also went to Hudson's Fish Market for FISH!
I took a couple pictures of the docks at Hudsons while my mom was inside picking out the fish.

After our errands were complete, my mom and I joined Ashley up at the pool...
We got in some girl talk and I read more of Eat, Pray, Love.  We also took a dip to cool off.
Then the boys got back from golf and called us to come to the smaller pool on my parents' street.  They met us with pool noodles for floating and some margaritas in insulated containers.

Once our skin was fully pruned (and I was tipsy from my margarita) we headed back to the house to make our dinner feast.

Fun in the kitchen!

Some relaxing also ensued...

Clyde likes his uncle!

For dinner we had a salad with spinach and romaine, and assorted topping options...  Almonds, dried cranberries, croutons, and goat cheese.

We had the ultimate seafood feast of seared scallops (made by my bro), broiled tilapia, and king crab legs.

My dad and bro also grilled a couple filet mignons with a seasoning of cocoa, chili powder, and salt.

I don't steak that often anymore, but this was a good one.  I had a slice.
We also had asparagus and wild rice.
My plate (crab leg not pictured!):

and my salad:

Plus we had some wine:

 We had a little cheesecake for dessert, and this dessert wine:

Sounds weird, but it's pretty good.  Kinda like Kahlua...
We also had a visitor on the window:

He was funny!  Reminded me of those sticky octopi in the cereal boxes that you throw at a window and they stick and "climb" down...
Then we all called it a night! 


Kelly said...

I love Spanish Moss! It's one of my favorite things about the more "southern" part of the South. I really want to go see Eat Pray Love, but it comes out during my honeymoon so I bet everyone will have already seen it by the time I get back. Guess I'll be dragging Brad. :)

Brittney said...

@ Kelly- If I don't see the movie while you are gone, we will go together! :)

Anonymous said...

I bet your parents were glad to have both you and Mark visit together. It looks like you had a fun visit. I love cooking with my mom too! How do you like Eat, Pray, Love? It was a slow starter, but I ended up loving it. Wish you lived nextdoor and we could go see the movie together! -Jen T.

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