On Saturday we left Jay in the care of one set of grandparents and went to Hilton Head for a few days...
THIS is the beach on our first evening here:
The beaches in the Carolinas are protected...so you don't get the building right up to the sand like you do in other parts of the world...besides, in a hurricane, you don't want to be that close to the water...
Stunning isn't it? SO different from the California beaches we are used to.
We rented bikes yesterday and went cruising all over the section of the island we are on...
The island has wonderful bike paths...and since parking is often at a premium, the bikes are fabulous for getting around...its suprisingly close...and the weekly rate for a bike as main transport is EXTREMELY reasonable!!!
AND you can ride directly on the beach...the sand is very fine and packs extremely hard when wet...like being on pavement when wet...but when its dry, its the softest stuff you've ever put your toes into:
Today we had a chilly but GORGEOUS day and did a little day trip to Savannah...what a stunning city! I'll be working on those pictures in the morning so will post some of the amazing pics then.
Until tomorrow, I picked up this little gem to read (of course!)
I've seen the movie -
Several times, in fact...Kevin Spacey is brilliant in it...but never have I actually read the book. After seeing the sites I recognize from the movie, I figured it would be good to read the book that inspired it.
Did you know that there is an entire book store devoted to this book? Its called "The Book" Gift Shop...
We saw the location of the bench in Forest Gump and the cathedral spire that the feather floats down in front of in the opening scenes of the movie...but...seriously...I have to post those pictures tomorrow!