To the lighthouse! To the shore!
To the water! To the store!
This literary masterpiece basically sums up our day on Monday, if not in that exact order. First of all, we explored around our timeshare a little, and while we didn't find alligators, we did find a lot of turtles. Then we headed off to Wal-Mart as Rachel, Dave, and I had no summer clothes and it was quite warm out. (Sam had zip-off pants so he was all set.)
For lunch we headed over to The Salty Dog Cafe. I grew up in Saskatchewan, a completely landlocked province, but I just love water, especially large bodies of it like lakes or oceans. I think it's because it's usually flat and you can see forever, just like the prairies! So I really loved being by the water for the afternoon.
Willem, Rachel, Sam, and Tessa with The Salty Dog.
I had she crab soup and a shrimp salad sandwich for lunch. I'm so glad I'm a vegetarian who eats seafood. Yum!
After lunch we walked around the South Beach Seaport for a bit and then headed off to Harbour Town to play at a playground and see the famous Hilton Head Lighthouse.
Rachel was a total trooper going up all the stairs of the lighthouse and charged up ahead of everyone. She didn't stop once and it was 114 steps to the top.
Can you see Tim waving from the top in the picture on the right?! We had a quick supper at our timeshare and then headed to the beach, just in time for sunset. It was gorgeous.
As much as the politics at the preschool have stressed me out this year, watching Rachel write her name in the sand (at her own impetus) makes it all worth it.
It was a perfect end to our first day in Hilton Head and we went to bed eager for another day on Tuesday.