Tuesday, May 04, 2010

South Carolina:   Santee, Mt. Pleasant, Hilton Head

Friday - April 16, 2010 - Brian's Birthday

We went to Santee, SC on Thursday afternoon and spent the night with Sue and Wes.   On Friday, Brian played golf with Wes at the golf course behind their house.   Sue got Maurice's Barbeque for lunch.     She even had Brian's name put on an ice cream cake.   After lunch, we drove to Mt. Pleasant and checked into the Hampton Inn & Suites in Mt. Pleasant - Isle of Palms.

We drove over to the Isle of Palms, and had drinks at the rooftop bar at Coconut Joe's.   It was a beautiful day, but the ocean breeze was cool.

We drove down to Sullivan's Island to eat at Station Twenty Two.

She Crab Soup
Fried Green Tomatoes
Crab Cakes
Coconut Cake (to go)

Then we walked to another restaurant nearby, High Thyme Cuisine.   We had another appetizer, then ate the Coconut Cake - it was delicious!

Saturday - April 17, 2010

We drove back over to Isle of Palms and ate lunch on the outdoor deck at Hucks.   We had a delicious lunch, overlooking the beach at IOP.

We drove to Hilton Head to stay at our timeshare in Sea Pines - Marriott Monarch.   Here is another link to information about the Monarch.

We got some groceries at the store, then we went to Two Eleven Park Bistro in Park Plaza to have some appetizers for dinner.

Sunday - April 18, 2010

We went to Harbour Town and had lunch at The Quarterdeck, overlooking the golf course.

Sunday was the final round of the Heritage Golf Tournament.   We walked around the course for a while - looking for the Grey Goose tent, but we didn't realize that it was actually a house on the course.   We ended up walking all the way back to the Monarch.

We had dinner that night at Island Bistro.

variety of appetizers
delicious Pork Tenderloin

Monday - April 19, 2010

We went back to Harbour Town for brunch at the Waterfront Cafe.

We shopped at a couple of stores - I got a cute skirt and a tank top, and we found a nice Tommy Bahama shirt for Brian's birthday.   We went to the pool for a couple of hours that afternoon.

We had an early dinner at Red Fish:

Surf and Turf Spring Rolls
Goat Cheese Salad
Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits
Latin Ribs

Tuesday - April 20, 2010

We rented bikes and rode to Harbor Town for brunch at The Harbour Town Grill.   We rode bikes to the Bayard Ruins, ruins of a plantation house and slave dwelling, dating back to the 1800’s.   The plantation house was built using Tabby - a material made from oyster shells.   Then we rode to South Beach Marina to shop and have drinks at the Salty Dog Cafe.

We went to the pool for a couple of hours that afternoon.

We went to Wexford Village that night and had some wine samples at Wine Times 4, then we had dinner at Robert Irvine's Eats:

Seared Chicken Sliders
Seared Breast of Duck

Wednesday - April 21, 2010

We went for a bike ride that morning, and saw a lake and wildflower garden that we had never seen before.   We had lunch at Truffles Grill:

Tee Time Now Famous Cheese Ring
Black Bean Cake
Southwestern Salad

Brian left Hilton Head to get back to work in Greensboro.   I went to the pool that afternoon, then I rode the bike to the Holiday Inn for a drink at the beachfront grill.

That night I had dinner at the Alligator Grille in Park Plaza.

Roasted Duck spring Rolls

Thursday - April 22, 2010

I spent the morning doing school work, and I made progress on the final project for my Web Development class.   I went to the beach that afternoon.   I rode the bike down to South Beach Marina, and got Jake's Famous Shrimp Toast at the Salty Dog Cafe.

I had planned to go out to dinner, but I ended up eating leftovers and watching Survivor on TV.   I spent a couple more hours on school work, and made progress on the JavaScript assignment.

Friday - April 23, 2010

I went to Shelter Cove Marina for lunch and shopping.

I ate lunch at San Miguel's:

Chili con Queso dip

I got 2 cute dresses at a little shop at Shelter Cove Marina.   Then I went to Wexford Village and Harbour Town, where I got a bridal shower gift, a Christmas gift, a pair of nautical shorts, and 2 dressy dresses.

I went to Marley's Island Grille for dinner:

Chicken Corn chowder
VooDoo Shrimp
Madamia Coconut Crusted Lobster Tail
Key Lime Pie

Saturday - April 24, 2010

I packed up to leave on Saturday morning.   It started raining as I was getting the car loaded.   I left Hilton Head at 11:20am, and I got home just before 5:00pm.   Brian had played golf that day in Asheboro, and he had just gotten home.   That night, we went to a Fiesta Party / Bridal Shower for the daughter of some friends in our neighborhood.

Hilton Head is beautiful this time of year.   The azaleas were later blooming this year, so they were still in bloom.   The weather was very comfortable - highs in the 70's and low humidity.   It was great weather for riding bikes and laying out in the sun.   We enjoyed eating at some good restaurants, but there are always more that we want to go to.   We have another trip planned to Hilton Head in September, so we will go to some different restaurants during that trip.

See our pictures on Snapfish.

1 comment:

  1. Sunning, bike-riding, eating, shopping, then more of each - sounds like a marvelous time!