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jjcollins
03-24-2002, 12:26 PM
Well we spent a week at our home resort OKW and stayed in building 55 in a ground flor studio - right beside the pool. OKW seemed to be very busy judging by the amount of cars parked outside the buildings. We noticed a couple of differences since we were last there - toasters and irons. Very useful DW said! We went to Olivias for breakfast and dinner - had buttermilk pancakes for breakfast and mahi mahi for dinner with the best dessert I've tasted there - an apple pie with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Hmmmmmm. And, of course, lots of pink lemonade.

Then it was off on our long drive to HH. We left about 8am and got there for around 2:30pm. We'd only one stop off at the Georgia visitors centre and then ran into a very bad accident just outside Savannah where two people died. It was so sad to see all their belongings strewn along the road.

HH - chill time!! We hired two bikes out for the duration of our stay - $50. We used them to cycle back and forwards to the beach house which is about a mile and a half each way. We stayed in a one-bedroomed apartment with brilliant views over Broad Creek marsh - building 18.

At this point I would like to say that my DW and I are still married - I was chilling, having a Bud on the balcony when DW kindly comes out with the offer of some Dorritos. Happy Days!! However, as she doesn't want any bugs to get in the rooms, she closes over the balcony door to keep them out ------ and it seems, guess what, US!!!!!! The door locked behind her and when she tried to get back in again, couldn't! The bedroom balcony door was also locked. So, here we were, sitting one floor up, chilling (I don't think) with the light fading and not a sinner in sight. No LOL here!!!! After about 20 minutes with DW's legs swung over the balcony continually saying it wasn't her fault and that she'd jump down the 15 foot drop to get help (yeah - of course she would - and I've got a dodgy knee so I couldn't go!!) a man appeared. DW yelled for him to call housekeeping and tell them we've got locked out on the balcony which he duly does........ it gets better ........ housekeeping turn up at the front door, which we can see from the balcony only to find that DW has put the slide lock on the front door....LOL... I wasn't really!!!!!!!! Now what???!!!?? Well, five minutes later we heard the sounds of a siren getting closer to the resort. As an ex-firefighter my feels of sheer embarrassment were starting to get the better of me, but as quick as the siren came, it went again and as light faded further we contemplated our evening ahead on the balcony. Around half an hour later a person appeared around the corner with a big smile and few words saying that he'd get us back in. True to his promise we were back inside within 5 minutes. After a new lock had been installed on the door my DW informed me that the previous one had been dogdy which is why we got locked out. So she says anyway!!

We went to Beaufort and Hunting Island. At Beaufort we stopped off at a gallery which sells watercolours by a local artist and bought some prints to take home. Hunting Island was a bit disappointing. There were many trees downed along the beach front which made it look as though a hurricane had just been through and the beach was very quiet.

We pre-booked A Private Affair with Chef Gordon and had a lovely evening. We had Daufauskie Island Crab Cakes to start with Devils Elbow sauce and accompanied by a chilled Chardonnay. For the main course I had Sea Bass with a white wine sauce and DW had a creamy garlic pasta with scallops and shrimp. We had a Sauvignon Blanc with this course. Our dessert was a fondue with cake, ice cream and pineapple pieces to dip in a wonderful chocolate sauce. Champagne with brandied peaches was perfect with this. Gordon was a great host and I would thoroughly recommend to anyone....One thing we'd recommend though is to pre-book him in advance...... especially if it is for a special ocassion and you'd like a specific night.

We also tried out Tommy's treasure hunt and had great fun. We got the last piece of treasure but replaced it with four new pieces.

It seemed as though as we'd only got there and it was time to go home again.

jj...........:cool:

WebmasterDoc
03-24-2002, 12:50 PM
Great report! Thanks.

I think there's a lesson in there someplace! :D :D

Glad you enjoyed A Private Affair and I agree that advance reservations are important for that program.

I'm sure you're ready for a return trip!

Luv2Dream
03-24-2002, 12:52 PM
Thanks for the trip report. Sounds like a great time was had by all. Any recommendations on other restaurants at HH?

PamOKW
03-24-2002, 01:00 PM
Thanks for the great report....and a good laugh! I thought things like the balcony episode could only happen to me. :D I'll be sure to check and re-check the doors before closing. ;)

jjcollins
03-24-2002, 02:11 PM
Yes, I agree with you Pam about checking the balcony doors - but I'd suggest checking them BEFORE going outside!!!!! One inside and one outside should do the trick.


jj..........;)

sueg
03-26-2002, 08:54 AM
jj,
Did you go to the Atlanta Braves spring training game, while staying at OKW? We were there on 3/15, when they played the Mets. I learned a valuable lesson. I thought I got the greatest seats i.e. we were only a few rows behind home plate. But for a 1:00 games in 80+ degree weather, the greatest seats were 4-5 rows behind us, in the shade.
Sorry to hear about the "lock problem" Ever since I went to a gym who called the local fire dept. everytime we "lost" our locker keys, I've been very lock conscious. SGG

jjcollins
03-26-2002, 09:17 AM
Hi SGG yes we got to the game. what can i say i'm hooked we were seated in section 210 very good as the sun went down behind us. The heat and sun where very strong. we couldn't believe the crowds in fact i just posted an article yesterday on the uk boards about the amount of tourism the Baseball games had brought in.

Here's the link if your interested

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orl-locspring25032502mar25.story?coll=orl%2Dhome%2Dhea dlines


Glad to here you had a great time, and thanks for getting me interested in the game.


jj........;)

KirstenB
03-26-2002, 04:46 PM
AGGHHH!! I never would've thought to check the doors to the patio. If you had to be locked out, at least it coulda been with the rest of the six pack o'Buds...

KirstenB
03-26-2002, 04:52 PM
AGGHHH!! I never would've thought to check the doors to the patio. If you had to be locked out, at least it coulda been with the rest of the six pack o'Buds...

JudithM
03-26-2002, 04:53 PM
Thanks for sharing your trip report! Who would have guessed the balcony door would lock beind you? I agree with your wife though - I wouldn't want bugs inside either.

dizneeluvr
03-26-2002, 05:01 PM
Quick HH question. In the guidebook it mentions a breakfast/lunch place adjacent to the resort's mercantile called Tide Me Over. Is it still there and was it open?

Laura

jjcollins
03-26-2002, 05:26 PM
Yes Laura tide me over was there and open....i think the opening hours were 9am - 4pm.


jj........;)