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Old 11-05-2012, 09:35 AM   #16
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great view from your deck! rooms look huge! funny about the package!
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So excited for your review! Can't wait till our June HHI trip!
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #18
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Is my computer being stupid?? I can't see photos of the room.. I see where they are supposed to be...(spacing)..but no red "x" boxes even...

Love Big D's big boy smile! Love the cheese face but those eyes are BEAUTIFUL!!
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The photos came up when I refreshed.. weird!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:30 AM   #20
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thanks for the might be needing it

great view from your deck! rooms look huge! funny about the package!
A little extra pixie dust never hurts! Yes, the rooms were terrific!

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So excited for your review! Can't wait till our June HHI trip!
Yay! Welcome aboard! You will love the resort!!

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Is my computer being stupid?? I can't see photos of the room.. I see where they are supposed to be...(spacing)..but no red "x" boxes even...

Love Big D's big boy smile! Love the cheese face but those eyes are BEAUTIFUL!!
So glad you could finally see the pics! Awww, thanks for the compliments on D! He is definitely a mess!

Ok, y'all, next update below!
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:31 AM   #21
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We made our way down the little boardwalk and through the courtyard area, up to Tide Me Over. On the way, D passed the pool. He was SO excited to find time to get back there soon!





I ordered the bbq sandwich and onion rings (I had been craving onion rings for days!), Brian got the tuna wrap and chips, and D actually broke tradition and got a hot dog (there, they are called “Shadow Dogs”) and fries:




Our meal was really good, but if I had it to do over again, I would’ve eaten something a little less heavy. Even though it was good, it made me feel a little icky later on.

We walked around some more after lunch and found Shadow’s house. She wasn’t there, but we made a plan to come back and see her later. Isn’t her house cute??



From there, it was a quick walk across to our room for nap time!
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:32 AM   #22
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After lunch, we decided we were in need of a nap—Brian definitely needed one, since he had done all of the driving. We went back to our room to rest. I was still feeling the unhappiness of the bbq and onion rings, so I didn’t sleep, but both of the guys slept for about 2 hours.

After nap, we got ready to head out to Publix to get groceries. I had been talking to my parents throughout the day, since they were on their way. Here’s a little backstory on that:

My parents are wonderful, and they are super-close to us and to D! My mom keeps D every afternoon after he gets out of “playschool”. They always go to Hilton Head on vacation, but they are not Disney people. When we told them we would be there the same week they were, they were excited, but a little worried. They had some friends coming with them, so they didn’t want us to feel like they didn’t want to be around us the whole time, but . . .they didn’t want to be around us the whole time! That was ok with us, though, because we were sort of the same way!

Anyway, they were staying at a different resort, and they had left Friday morning around 7:30 am. They got stuck in Asheville (they went a different way than we did), and they lost 2 ½ hours of travel time. We had finally agreed to just wait and see them on Saturday. However, about the time we got almost done with Publix, Mom called and said they had arrived. She had had a snafu with her room, and they ended up upgrading them. They were relieved and excited, and they wanted us to come and visit!

We dropped our groceries off and went over to their place. They had a walk-across little pier to the beach, so we took D for his first sighting of the beach and the ocean!

My little guy, headed to the beach:



Brian holding D up to “see” the ocean:



My parents watching them:



I had been worried that D would be afraid of the ocean, but in fact, it was exactly the opposite! He went right in! He thought the water and the waves were the greatest things ever!





After we played on the beach for a while, we all decided to head back for dinner. We had intended to eat with mom & dad, but they were tired and wanted to go ahead and get their groceries and settle in.

So where did we end up for a great dinner on our first vacation night?? That finest of gourmet institutions. . .MCDONALD’s!!

We brought it back to our room and ate there while we watched Disney!



It really was a terrific first day, and we were so excited to get up the next morning and have a full day there!
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:19 AM   #23
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sweet photos on the beach!
that's the way to do vacation with family, everyone do your own thing!
McD's well at least you went "fancy" and used plates
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:57 AM   #24
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Awesome beach day!!

C, B and D are the 3 amigos. Chicken Nuggets and Hot Dog boys!!

Hate that Mom and Dad got stuck in traffic.. but at least they got an upgrade with the room snafu..

I'm like you.. I like to visit w/ family and friends when we are on vacation but I am not spending every waking moment with ya!! I love ya..but I'm on vacation!

Love the photos of big D!!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:29 AM   #25
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that's the way to do vacation with family, everyone do your own thing!
McD's well at least you went "fancy" and used plates
Yep, we're nothing but "high class"! You're right--we liked the "everyone do your own thing" plan really well!

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Awesome beach day!!

C, B and D are the 3 amigos. Chicken Nuggets and Hot Dog boys!!

Hate that Mom and Dad got stuck in traffic.. but at least they got an upgrade with the room snafu..

I'm like you.. I like to visit w/ family and friends when we are on vacation but I am not spending every waking moment with ya!! I love ya..but I'm on vacation!

Love the photos of big D!!!
Well, C & B are adorable, so I feel better that all D wants to eat are Chicken Nuggets and Hot Dogs!

Mom & Dad were very happy with their room upgrade. I was paranoid that D would break something in their room (it had all of the little "fancy" decorations and stuff).

Yes, the separate hotel/separate time worked out really well on vacation! We are hoping to go back for next Fall Break, and if they go too, that's the way we'll do it again.

Hope all is well with you all!!

Ok, next update coming below!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:30 AM   #26
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We had planned on taking advantage of the next morning to sleep in, but I woke up at 6:00. No problem, thoughI read a book, wrote some trip report notes, and just enjoyed the quiet!

Mom called about 8:00 am, and we made a plan for the morning. We wanted to spend some time with them that morning since their friends were arriving in the afternoon.

I got the guys up about 8:15 or so, we all go ready, and we went out to meet Mom & Dad. We all went to Hilton Head Diner for breakfast, and it was great!



D wasnt in the mood for me to take his picture:



I ordered the pancakes, and so did D.



Brian had the Western Omelette, and he said it was amazing!



He still says it was the best food he had all week!

After breakfast, we all loaded in Mom and Dads car and went to HarborTown. What did D find first? A PLAYGROUND! He & Brian decided to hang out there while the rest of us walked around.

I got to see the beautiful lighthouse!



About that time, it started to sprinkle, so Dad ran back to put the top up on the car. I think it was really an excuse to get to hang out on the playground, though!









We also went to the South Beach Marina side so I could see where Salty Dog was (definitely had plans to go there later in the week). While Mom & I did some shopping, D went to visit the birds!





We stayed out about 4 or 5 hours, and then we ALL needed a nap. We went back to the restaurant, got our car, and headed back home. We ate lunch from our Publix groceries and then took a nice long nap!

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fun day! love the photo of D pushing grandpa in the swing

we had many a breakfast at that diner and loved hanging out at the shopping area! did you climb the lighthouse?
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:31 AM   #28
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Lisa, that's so cool that you've had meals at Hilton Head Diner! I wanted to go back later in the week for the Moon Pie sundae, but we never made it back. Definitely on my agenda for next time!



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After a nap, D was ready to explore. We, however, were ready to check out somewhere for dinner. Somehow, the McDonald’s from the night before wasn’t working as the best vacation dinner!

We got ready and went to the resort pool for a quick swim first.





After fun in both the kiddie pool (that’s what’s in the above pics) and the “big” pool, we were hungry and ready for dinner!

We got ready and headed to San Miguel’s. San Miguel’s is a Mexican restaurant in Shelter Cove. What I loved most about this whole area was that you could just walk from the resort to these restaurants and then walk back.



We went down to the restaurant about 4:30 or so, and we were seated right away. Our server was great, and he was SO good with D! He kept him and us entertained, but wasn’t around “too much”.






I had nachos, and Brian had enchiladas. They were both hot and delicious!
For me, this was MY favorite meal of the week, but I think I could live on Mexican food.

After dinner, D wanted to check out the Neptune Statue and the marina area.

Marina:



The nice pose:



Then, Mommy led him to the dark side where we SWING on these things!! :



We played there for a while, and then headed back to the room for our next adventure of the night.
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I think we ate there every Sunday for breakfast!
remember the mexican restaurant too...wow you are just taking me down memory road
love the photo of D in the pool! sure he had fun with that frog!
you are such a bad influence momma it is a cute photo though!!
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