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WolfpackFan
08-28-2011, 01:54 PM
Just checked into our unit. Had requested a water view in main lodge but got a tree view in bldg. 14 instead. Oh well, considering how many people are having problems right now, I'm just thankful to be here. Room seems fine, no issues to speak of. Arrived at 12:45 and had to wait about half an hour for room to be ready. Not too bad.

Getting ready to head to beach. Dinner tonight probably at San Miguels.

Question - has anyone eaten at the Sea Trawler? If so, how was it.

dis-happy
08-28-2011, 01:57 PM
Question - has anyone eaten at the Sea Trawler? If so, how was it.


Not personally, but a local friend enjoyed eating there. If you go, give us a report...I keep meaning to head over there and try and it out.

DH has us down for EAT next weekend; looking forward to that too.

WebmasterDoc
08-28-2011, 02:48 PM
Glad you were able to make it. HH had a few squall bands move thru on Friday with some 35 mph gusts and heavy rain, but no damage. Today is beautiful with low humidity and mid 80s temp. Not a cloud in the sky! :teeth:

We have eaten at the Sea Trawler and it was OK. View was nice at sunset and food was fine.

It sounds like you have a 2BR? There are no 2BRs in the main lodge since those are all lock-offs and typically used only as 1BRs and Studios unless a HCA 2BR is required. The villas in Bldg 14 do have an obstructed marsh view. If there were still fireworks you'd be fine - but those ended almost 3 weeks ago.

Have a great stay! :)

WolfpackFan
08-28-2011, 05:18 PM
Doc - We have a studio. I gave the wrong bldg. number. We're in one of the 3 BR buildings (16).

WebmasterDoc
08-28-2011, 07:42 PM
Doc - We have a studio. I gave the wrong bldg. number. We're in one of the 3 BR buildings (16).

That makes sense then. Is the GV occupied ... and if so have you noticed any floor noise from above?

Building 16 is one of the "island view" locations with a view of only interior island views including other buildings.

Sorry to hear you didn't get one in the lodge. :(

DizDays
08-28-2011, 08:16 PM
If you get a chance, post some pictures. We'll be going in January and I'd love to learn more. Doc shared some GREAT information to get me started. Now I need visuals. :)

Have a wonderful stay!

debbieandroo
08-28-2011, 10:53 PM
If you get a chance, post some pictures. We'll be going in January and I'd love to learn more. Doc shared some GREAT information to get me started. Now I need visuals. :)

Have a wonderful stay!

Wolfpack Fan has some beautiful ones posted in his [her?] signature. Follow the link to the Picasa album and there are a bunch from HHI. I'm enjoying them right now. Can't wait to go myself.

DizDays
08-28-2011, 11:35 PM
Wolfpack Fan has some beautiful ones posted in his [her?] signature. Follow the link to the Picasa album and there are a bunch from HHI. I'm enjoying them right now. Can't wait to go myself.

Thank you! Those are amazing photos. I didn't even realize the link was there. HHI is even prettier than I imagined.

CruznLexi
08-29-2011, 12:21 AM
We loved HH! It was so relaxing. I needed a vacation and had a relaxing one. Hope to get in for next year.

WolfpackFan
08-29-2011, 07:49 AM
That makes sense then. Is the GV occupied ... and if so have you noticed any floor noise from above?


Doc - Yes, the GV is occupied. I've heard walking around occasionally, but nothing that has really bothered us yet.

WolfpackFan
08-29-2011, 08:06 AM
Monday morning update -

Just got back from taking a leisurely walk around the resort and getting some coffee from the main lodge (they have free coffee there every morning). The resort seems to be in excellent condition and is very well maintained. Sat down on the south end of the island next to the kayaks and just relaxed for a while. It was so nice and peaceful. I shared the beautiful view with a very large crane. I didn't bother him and he didn't bother me, so we parted friends :).

Someone asked about posting pictures. I will when I get back home. I didn't bring my laptop this trip, only my iPad and posting is a lot harder without the laptop. In the meantime go to the link below. I have pictures there from all my previous trips (actually all our trips from the last ten years :)).

Plan of day - hit beach shortly. DW will probably stay out there all day. I will sit a while and then will probably get bored and then leave her there while I go and explore the island some (have to hit Starbucks, they depend upon me daily to keep their revenues up :lmao:).

Dinner tonight at Old Oyster Factory.

tammymacb
08-29-2011, 08:30 AM
I can't wait to get back. I was just there the first week of August. I had 16 guests spread out between a GV, a studio and a 2 bedroom. ( 1914, 1922, and 1921 )

The resort is in fabulous shape, and I LOVED the GV. I plan on booking that again soon. I've heard HHI is up for a refurb soon. Honestly, new carpet would be nice ( though ours looks much better than my BWV did prior to the refurb ) and get rid of the stinking ejecto couch.

Have a great time, and have a firefly vodka and frozen lemonade slushie at the beach pool for me.

WolfpackFan
08-29-2011, 09:19 AM
Photo Link -

Okay, I figured out a way to upload pictures from my iPhone to Picasa. Here is a link to the album -

https://picasaweb.google.com/wolfpackfan/201108HiltonHeadIslandIPhone?feat=directlink

I will upload pictures there on a regular basis this week.

Simba's Mom
08-29-2011, 09:45 AM
Monday morning update -

Just got back from taking a leisurely walk around the resort and getting some coffee from the main lodge (they have free coffee there every morning). The resort seems to be in excellent condition and is very well maintained. Sat down on the south end of the island next to the kayaks and just relaxed for a while. It was so nice and peaceful. I shared the beautiful view with a very large crane. I didn't bother him and he didn't bother me, so we parted friends :).



I know that area by the Kayaks! One of my favorite places to sit and watch the boats go by.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/Simbasmom32/hhi2006/PICT0226.jpg

Guess we'd better not be there at the same time-we'll be fighting for the chairs.
Hope you keep having a great trip.

WolfpackFan
08-29-2011, 02:50 PM
I know that area by the Kayaks! One of my favorite places to sit and watch the boats go.

Yep, that's the place. One of my few complaints about the HHI resort is that they don't have enough places where you can just sit and relax near the water. You have to either be behind the lodge, at the playground, on the pier or at the south end of the island. I wish they had put in a walkway that completely circles the resort next to the water and had benches at various places. If you are not lucky enough to get a water view unit, which is really just the luck of the draw, you're kind of cutoff from having good views. Right now DW is sitting out on our balcony and she has a real good view of a pine tree :).

Simba's Mom
08-29-2011, 04:16 PM
Yep, that's the place. One of my few complaints about the HHI resort is that they don't have enough places where you can just sit and relax near the water. You have to either be behind the lodge, at the playground, on the pier or at the south end of the island. I wish they had put in a walkway that completely circles the resort next to the water and had benches at various places. If you are not lucky enough to get a water view unit, which is really just the luck of the draw, you're kind of cutoff from having good views. Right now DW is sitting out on our balcony and she has a real good view of a pine tree :).

And most of the few places that there are have now been turned into designated smoking areas, including that one. I complained to the front desk about it, and fortunately when we go over there, there is rarely a smoker in the area. I saw somewhere in your photos the 2 adirondack chairs behind the main lodge. That's another good spot to sit! I wanted to menion that one time, in the water right in front of those chairs, we saw a Dolphin. He/she was churning up the water in the shallows, splashing-I was told it was to stir up fish. I thought it was exciting!

WolfpackFan
08-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Monday PM update -

Okay, pet peeve - twice now we've come to the HH resort and left our laptop at home, just relying on our iPhones and iPad. Both trips, we've had issues with the WiFi. It seems to ask for the WiFi code every time we turn our devices on but a lot of times it doesn't ask for the code but won't let us on either. Very flakey. Anyway, I did finally get on after trying multiple times.

We stayed out on the beach most of the day. It was perfect weather. Now just chilling in the room. I did venture out a little while ago to take some pictures with my regular camera. Heading out for dinner after DW finishes her shower.

Dinner at Old Oyster Factory.

Plan for tomorrow - Savannah with lunch at Mrs. Wilkes.

WolfpackFan
08-30-2011, 01:20 PM
Tuesday 2:00 update -

Drove over to Savannah this morning and had lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House. It was delicious - great southern, country cooking just like my grandmother used to cook. We much prefer Mrs. Wilkes over Lady and Sons. For those that don't know they are only open for lunch and the food is served family style with whomever they sit at the table with you. We sat this time with two young couples and in spite of our age differences had a great lunch. You need to get there early to avoid the long lines. We arrived around 10:45 and were in the first sitting at 11:00. Worked out great.

After lunch we walked down Bull St. to the river. Messed around there a little bit until it looked like it might start raining. Got a little bit wet. Headed back to HHI and then the skies opened up. Some of the heaviest rain I've seen in a long time. Unfortunately as we pulled onto 278 at Bluffton the low air pressure light came on in my car. I pulled into a gas station and checked the air in my tires and one was a little lower than the others. I put some air in and hope I don't have a nail or something. That's why I posted my question about whether anyone knows a good place on the island to get a tire fixed.

We are now back in our Studio and it is still raining. Plan is to head down to beach when/if the rain stops.

I have updated my pictures. The link is below.

WolfpackFan
08-30-2011, 05:02 PM
Tuesday 6:00 update -

I sure hope you all aren't getting tired of my ramblings. After it stopped raining we headed back to the beach and sat out there for a couple of hours. It was really nice, nice cool breeze and sun behind the clouds for the most part, so I didn't have to fight the umbrella. I have not yet figured out the trick of using the umbrella we brought. It seems that it is always blowing away or turning inside out. I have to use it though because of a history of skin cancer.

Tonight we are going to eat light, since we ate such a big lunch. We're going to just walk across the bridge to Parrott's Cove, so DW can get a small salad and I'll get some kind of sandwich.

If you have any questions please let me know. Have I ever said how much I love this place? Even more than WDW :scared1:.

Simba's Mom
08-30-2011, 05:17 PM
If you have any questions please let me know. Have I ever said how much I love this place? Even more than WDW :scared1:.

It's funny, but the very first time we stayed at HHI, DH felt this way and I could tell he was so afraid to tell me because he knew what a WDW fanatic I am.

Yes, I do have a question-how was Old Oyster Factory? In all our trips we've never eaten there, but they must have great food, or some kind of magic or something. I say that because we go off-season, and almost all the resturaunts are walk-ins. Almost all, that is. except Old Oyster Factory. We can see their parking lot across the marsh from the lodge with our binocculars, and it's always PACKED!! Like I said, for off-season that's so unusual. So what's the reason?

WebmasterDoc
08-30-2011, 05:35 PM
OOF has a great sunset view. Their hushpuppies are the best too! :)

Very busy place. They do offer some early dining specials in the off-season so that can be a good time to try it. It's a big place and they can handle a lot of diners.

WolfpackFan
08-30-2011, 05:48 PM
Hi Mom-

It's funny, at first we didn't really care for Old Oyster Factory. It is a little more high end than we usually like to eat at. We're more Sea Shack type people. But now we really like OOF alot. We usually try to eat there every trip. I usually get some form of fish, with an associated sauce and DW likes the crab cakes. We always start off with a half dozen Oysters Savannah. It isn't your typical fried seafood, which we like also and it is more expensive than we typically eat at, but what the heck we're on vacation and expect to pay more. Now last night, the crowd was very small, but I don't know that we've ever waited a real long time.

You know food is subjective. What I might like, someone else might not like. I know a lot of people don't like San Miguels - but it has become DW and myselfs tradition to always eat there our first night and share their nachos. I know some people don't like Salty Dog, but I really like their Shrimp and Grits.

Anyone, I do recommend OOF, though 5 years ago, I would have said no way :).

NC State Tigger
08-30-2011, 10:01 PM
Thanks so much for posting your pictures.

We are a new DVC family---contracts at VWL, but hope for a stay at HHI in the Spring of 2012, if we can get something at 7 months. Our contracts came with some banked points from 2010. DH and I are planning our first DVC trip to WDW in Nov 2011 with DS, DD, DSiL and our DGD's first trip to visit with Mickey Mouse.

Hope to make HHI our second family DVC trip.

WolfpackFan
08-31-2011, 07:46 AM
Wednesday morning update -

I just can't figure out using my iPad with the WiFi here in the resort. Last night I couldn't get connected at all. I tried and tried, but it would never give me the screen where you enter the security code. I reset my iPad several times. I deleted the connection several times. I finally gave up. But the funny thing was I could connect fine with my iPhone. And everything is working fine this morning. I just don't get it. Oh well, I can pretty much do everything I need to do on my iPhone anyway.

This morning got up and walked down to Live Oak Lodge and got coffee. I sat there and read the paper some. Interesting tidbit - Kroger has bought the Shelter Cove Mall. Their plan is to take down part of the mall and build a Krogers there. It looks like a lot of the stores in the mall are closed anyway. They hope to revitalize the entire property. We do all our shopping at Kroger, so I like this move.

Plan of the day - after DW wakes up and gets ready, I am going to drop her off at the Beach House. I am then going to explore the island. Will probably stop at Barnes and Noble and then head down to Sea Pines and walk around Harbour Town. I don't mind paying the $5 to get in, as we plan to go back tonight for dinner at the Salty Dog.

Oh BTW - we had dinner last night at Parrot Cove over at the marina. First time we've eaten there and I thought it was pretty good with good prices. I had an oyster po'boy and it was delicious. It is also very kid friendly if you have children with you. I don't know why we haven't eaten there before.

I have added some more pictures to my picture album.

WolfpackFan
08-31-2011, 07:50 AM
Thanks so much for posting your pictures.

We are a new DVC family---contracts at VWL, but hope for a stay at HHI in the Spring of 2012, if we can get something at 7 months.

Hey neighbor and welcome to DVC. Did you all have any damage from Irene? I have a brother that lives in Tarboro and they were without power for 2 days. I have another brother that lives in Greenville and they had trees down.

You will love DVC. We've been members for 8 years and haven't regretted our purchase one minute.

NC State Tigger
08-31-2011, 10:09 AM
Hey neighbor and welcome to DVC. Did you all have any damage from Irene? I have a brother that lives in Tarboro and they were without power for 2 days. I have another brother that lives in Greenville and they had trees down.

You will love DVC. We've been members for 8 years and haven't regretted our purchase one minute.

We were without power until Monday morning. We lost 2 trees in our yard, but no real damage to our property. Some parts of town are still without power and in much worse shape than we experienced. My DD works at a clinic in Princeville (near Tarboro). They were closed for 2 days and she says Tarboro really got hit hard.

We are so looking forward to our DVC stays! DD and I are the Disney lovers, but the guys put up with us and our addiction. I'm sure they will enjoy Disney much more with DVC.

Donna

scottb8888
08-31-2011, 10:48 AM
Just checked into our unit. Had requested a water view in main lodge but got a tree view in bldg. 14 instead. Oh well, considering how many people are having problems right now, I'm just thankful to be here. Room seems fine, no issues to speak of. Arrived at 12:45 and had to wait about half an hour for room to be ready. Not too bad.

Getting ready to head to beach. Dinner tonight probably at San Miguels.

Question - has anyone eaten at the Sea Trawler? If so, how was it.

If you need dining suggestions....find Mike the pool guy. He helps us every year with great eating and tourist spots!

WolfpackFan
09-01-2011, 07:44 AM
Thursday morning update -

Well last full day of our vacation :sad1:.

But going back to yesterday. We spent a fair amount of time in Sea Pines yesterday. DW laid out on the beach all morning while I just checked out the island. I spent some time at Barnes & Noble then went to Harbour Town and also South Beach. Then headed back to Beach House to check on DW. Stopped by Arby's and got us some lunch which we ate on the beach. The wind was blowing real hard, so we finally gave up fighting the umbrella and headed back to the resort. Spent most of the rest of the afternoon sitting down on the south end of the island and reading.

About 5:00 we then got ready and headed back to Sea Pines. Gave DW a chance to look in the shops at Harbour Town where she bought a charm for her Pandora bracelet. We then stopped at that little shopping area on the right as you leave Harbour Town. Man that place is dead, lots of empty shops. Not a whole lot there at all.

We had dinner at the Salty Dog. I had Shrimp and Grits and DW had the Seafood Pan Pie. Unfortunately we had forgotten how huge the portions are. We only ate about half our food. I told DW from now on, we will just split something when we go there.

We ended the evening by going back to the Beach House and walking on the beach.

One thing I noticed yesterday, at some point I was sitting out on our balcony and this man came out on the balcony next door and lit up this large cigar. The smoke came right over to where I was sitting. The smell was so strong I had to go back inside. It was very annoying. I thought you weren't supposed to smoke on the balconies.

Also, right now I can hear lots of noise from people walking around upstairs. As others have mentioned, try to get an upstairs unit if you can.

Plan for today - we're going to drive over to Beaufort this morning and then spend the afternoon out on the beach. Dinner tonight is at Roastfish and Cornbread.

I sure hate leaving tomorrow.

PS - I am adding some more pictures to my album (link below) right now.

WolfpackFan
09-01-2011, 07:47 AM
If you need dining suggestions....find Mike the pool guy. He helps us every year with great eating and tourist spots!

Yea, I know all about Mike. He is a great guy. Unfortunately I have't seen much of him this trip. I saw him once on Sunday and that was it. I wonder if he is on vacation.

WolfpackFan
09-02-2011, 05:04 PM
Final update -

Well we are back home after what was probably the best trip yet to HHI. We had a wonderful trip and am already looking forward to next year's trip.

But going back to yesterday. We got up yesterday morning and drove over to Beaufort. We walked around the historic area some, looked through the windows of some shops and then got an iced coffee. I love their waterfront park. It is just so nice and peaceful. We sat and drank our coffee (DW got a smoothie) and then drove back to HHI. After getting back to the resort, DW watched the Young and the Restless, while I went down and sat on the south end of the island and just enjoyed the view and relaxed. We then had a tomato sandwich for lunch out on our balcony and headed back over to the beach.

We spent the rest of the afternoon on the beach and had a great time. We then packed up our beach stuff one last time and went back to the room. We had dinner at Roastfish and Cornbread. Frankly, we were disappointed in Roastfish. We both got fried seafood and felt like it was too heavily breaded. The oysters were like hard little nuggets. But we both loved the sides - the Mac n Cheese was delicious. I told DW next time we'll just go for lunch and get veggies.

After eating, we went back to the Beach House and walked along the beach until it was dark. We said our goodbyes to the beach and headed back to the resort and took one last walk around the marina. I forgot to mention - they now have an ice cream shop at Shelter Cove. It is right next to the stage. Plus they had no sugar added ice cream (I'm diabetic). The ice cream was delicious and I feel like this is something that area has really needed.

Well, that's about it. This morning we got up and drove home.

For those interested, here is a list of where we ate in order of most favorite to least favorite -

1. Old Oyster Factory
2. Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House (Savannah)
3. San Miguels
4. Salty Dog
5. Parrot's Cover
6. Roastfish and Cornbread

I have added to my Picasa photo collection pictures that I took with my digital camera (they came out better than the iPhone). Check the link in my sig, if you're interested. Also, sorry for all the pictures of the boats at the marina. I just love boats of any kind (though I don't have one) and love to take pictures of them.

Now to start getting serious about planning our WDW trip, which is only two months off.

dis-happy
09-02-2011, 11:19 PM
Hilton Head misses you....glad you had your best trip ever!

We arrived tonight, picking up where you left off I guess. Had take-out pizza from Giuseppi's, and plan on a late breakfast tomorrow morning at Signe's.

We strongly considered having an early lunch at Sgt. White's instead, and hanging around Beaufort a bit afterwards, but had to weigh the cost of being hungry enough to enjoy eat! tomorrow night for dinner. Ah, decisions, decisions......in the end, DH voted for Signe's.

WolfpackFan
09-03-2011, 06:03 AM
Tell me about Sgt. White's. We saw it as we entered Beaufort and I wondered if it was good.

dis-happy
09-03-2011, 08:28 AM
Tell me about Sgt. White's. We saw it as we entered Beaufort and I wondered if it was good.


I first found out about Sgt. White's after reading a blurb in Gourmet magazine several years ago and it's become a "must-do" to plan a stop anytime we are in the vincinity (usually when driving from HH to CHS). Anyway, Sgt. White is a former drill instructor turned cook for the Marines. He runs his restaurant with precision and order and you'd better stand in line correctly and mind your manners! If you're lucky you'll catch his big smile from behind the window where the delicious food is being prepared.

Besides the bar-b-que, there are many sides laid out for you to choose from and they are all SO GOOD that it's hard to choose. Best butter beans I've ever had anywhere. The basic menu is bar-b-que, 2 sides, a glass of iced tea or lemonade (the real stuff) for around $7.95. Can't go wrong!!!! Plus, there are other special order menu items you can get, but thus far I've never bothered to venture past the bar-b-que.

The rest is very basic....and usually that's the hallmark of a great bar-b-que place. A plain room with tables to one side and people happily eating, all contained in a small brick building with a pig on top on a parcel in front of a Piggly Wiggly....and the lovely scent of smoke to draw you in. Not to miss!

Candace
09-03-2011, 12:20 PM
Thanks so much for all your postings. I love the resort at HHI and always enjoy reading about others' trips there. We will be there for a week after Christmas and then again in June. Can't wait!

LPnerd
09-04-2011, 02:23 AM
we recently got transferred to HHI. and have found a couple great places to eat. first one, take 278 business back towards mainland, take right on Mathews, about two blocks take left on Marshland . about a mile ish on your right is a litte house like place, Roastfish and Cornbread. Fresh seafood, and baked goods that r to die for! ( I live right down the rd.) This is a locale haunt and in season or out it's always busy.
right on 278 corner of target rd and 278 is the DINER Greek and american food, juke box at each both and home made bakery. Really good just plain ole food, and good Greek food as Greek's own it. another local fav.
Keep on Marshland road and on the left you'll come to Broad creek Marina. There's a grill there that has a good burger, serves a good drink and has home chips and salsa that are great! I mean Miami great! no Kidding. It's always busy! Great burger and chicken salad is awesome too.
just back off shelter cove lane, near the target is a Piggly Wiggly grocery with a starbucks . They have everything from high end to store brand.every body on the island either shops at The Pig or bilo.

5forDiz
09-04-2011, 02:00 PM
Glad you had an enjoyable trip ! I enjoyed reading your trip report and pictures too :goodvibes

WolfpackFan
09-04-2011, 02:04 PM
You're welcome. DW and myself have been playing the "what were we doing a week ago" game today, since that was the day we checked in. This was without a doubt our best HHI trip yet. Usually I'm not wild about laying out on the beach, while DW could do it all day long; but this trip I really enjoyed it. We spent a lot of time on the beach and it was great. The weather was perfect. We ate a lot of good food and had two good side trips to Savannah and Beaufort. I just hate that it will be next June before we can return.

5forDiz
09-04-2011, 03:07 PM
You're welcome. DW and myself have been playing the "what were we doing a week ago" game today, since that was the day we checked in. This was without a doubt our best HHI trip yet. Usually I'm not wild about laying out on the beach, while DW could do it all day long; but this trip I really enjoyed it. We spent a lot of time on the beach and it was great. The weather was perfect. We ate a lot of good food and had two good side trips to Savannah and Beaufort. I just hate that it will be next June before we can return.

I know what you mean, so nice to get back home but yet already missing that recent trip; it is fun to reminisce on those good times :thumbsup2 We just passed the 1 year mark since our last trip to HHI :sad1: & most likely will not get back there until summer, hopefully sooner though, DH has been so busy at work lately I'll have to remind him that HHI is just what he needs when things at work are back to normal !

:)

buzz5985
09-05-2011, 02:01 AM
Monday PM update -

Okay, pet peeve - twice now we've come to the HH resort and left our laptop at home, just relying on our iPhones and iPad. Both trips, we've had issues with the WiFi. It seems to ask for the WiFi code every time we turn our devices on but a lot of times it doesn't ask for the code but won't let us on either. Very flakey. Anyway, I did finally get on after trying multiple times.

We stayed out on the beach most of the day. It was perfect weather. Now just chilling in the room. I did venture out a little while ago to take some pictures with my regular camera. Heading out for dinner after DW finishes her shower.

Dinner at Old Oyster Factory.

Plan for tomorrow - Savannah with lunch at Mrs. Wilkes.

I was just at HH with my laptop and didn't experience any problems with the WiFi. We were streaming video and worked fine.

Tuesday 6:00 update -

I sure hope you all aren't getting tired of my ramblings. After it stopped raining we headed back to the beach and sat out there for a couple of hours. It was really nice, nice cool breeze and sun behind the clouds for the most part, so I didn't have to fight the umbrella. I have not yet figured out the trick of using the umbrella we brought. It seems that it is always blowing away or turning inside out. I have to use it though because of a history of skin cancer.

Tonight we are going to eat light, since we ate such a big lunch. We're going to just walk across the bridge to Parrott's Cove, so DW can get a small salad and I'll get some kind of sandwich.

If you have any questions please let me know. Have I ever said how much I love this place? Even more than WDW :scared1:.

We love HH more than WDW too for relaxing. But we stayed at VB this trip too, and the DS14 loved it more than HH. I think it was the fact there were no teen boys at HH this trip, but plenty at VB. And the CM's didn't seem to have the spirit of ones in the past.

Are you digging a hole a good 18-24 inches to put the umbrella in?? I am an umbrella expert. I have never had an umbrella take off. LOL Dig deep!!!!

Janis

WolfpackFan
09-05-2011, 08:24 AM
I was just at HH with my laptop and didn't experience any problems with the WiFi. We were streaming video and worked fine.


I'm kind of thinking it might be an iPad problem. I was able to connect my iPhone with no problems at all. Oh well, I will try again next June - but who knows what kind of electronic device I'll have then, I tend to always get the latest and greatest :lmao:.

MinnieGi
09-05-2011, 08:55 PM
Thanks Wolfpack for the great HHI pictures!! We usually go every June but had to skip this year and our whole family is just soooooo looking forward to returning!! We really missed our relaxing time on their beach and island. So glad you had a great trip. :goodvibes

MEK
09-07-2011, 10:41 AM
Wolfpack Fan -

I really had a great time reading your TR and looking at all your wonderful pictures. I am heading to HHI October 24th for 5 nights. It is a girlfriend trip and we got an amazing owner's rate of $150/night plus tax for the last 4 nights. I am using points for the first night.

Your information really helped me plan a bit better. We are hoping to spend one day in Charleston SC and one day in Savannah. It's a little bit more driving then I am used to (coming from Delaware), but I let my GF's pick the destination.

I will be rereading later so I can write down your restaurant recommendations.

Thank you!