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Old 07-03-2011, 02:22 PM   #106
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Thanks for the great report and especially posting the activities sheet - an extra bonus!

We're going in August and my 12 1/2 year old middle school daughter asked me how close they pay attention to the ages for the kids group activities. She is tall for her age and is worried she'll be older than everyone else in the group (doesn't want to be a baby). All her cousins are older so she is accustomed to being in a slightly older group of kids. Anyone have experiences or advise to share? Thanks.
My DS is 12 and 11 months. He just did the "teen" stuff most of the time. I think the "teen" stuff is more geared for the 13 - 15 year-olds to begin with. They never checked the age. We were even honest and told them he was 12. They told us "no problem" every time.

Any "teen" 16 or older is probably going to go on there own and not participate in organized activities.

That was our experience anyhow! DS 12 had a great time!
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:28 PM   #107
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Thanks everybody!

Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement!

We just arrived at SSR today after a 14 hour drive. . . . Look for a new trip report soon.

All I can say about the drive down 95. . . . It was hard not to pull of the HHI exit just to stop by and say hello. . . .Or at the very least. . . "How much to buy 200 points here. . . "
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:28 PM   #108
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Thanks for the information. She will be thrilled. Only 34 days till we arrive - cannot wait! Happy 4th of July to everyone!
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:15 PM   #109
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*****Final thoughts*******

I could go on and on about how much we hated checking out of HHI. Those who are worried or on the fence about going to something non-WDW. . . All I can say is reread this trip report. I'm hoping that my love of HHI comes through my words and pictures.

I went to HHI worried about my ability to "slow down". . . HHI reminded me WHY I need to slow down and relax on a vacation. It's so easy to get hooked on the "frantic" of WDW. Let's face it, WDW is a BLAST (we're heading to SSR tomorrow for a week vacation). But every now and then you need to be reminded that sometimes the best vacations are the ones where you truly just "let go" and breathe. More importantly, I think it's places like HHI that help us teach our children that it's okay to truly. . . . relax!

Thank goodness I have an amazing wife who really pushed for this vacation. It's why I love her. This was her idea and I am so glad that her inner-radar was right (as always).

Thank goodness for places like HHI! HHI keeps the "Disney Magic" while subtly reminding you to "relax" and to let the stresses of life go away. The ocean, of course, helps to relax you. But so does the easy going manner of B'Lou and his stories; the smiles and calmness of the cast members; the sights of Spanish Moss hanging off an old oak while you are involved in a great book; the smell of salt water and the marsh; and the way the sun sets over that marsh as two dolphins play in the shimmer of the water.

I still love my WDW, but I will always have a special place in my heart for our first trip to Hilton Head, Y'all![/QUOTE]

Thank you so much for your wonderful trip report! I have tears in my eyes reading your final thoughts....I can't wait until our trip to HHI next June.

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Old 07-06-2011, 08:37 PM   #110
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Super trip report.
Thanks for taking the time to put your thoughts, experiences and photos out there for us.
Sometimes a reminder of how pleasant this place can be is a good thing for someone like me.

Y'all come back now!
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:53 PM   #111
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Thanks for a great TR about one of our "homes" - we love HHI!!!! Actually we usually go Father's Day week when you were all there, but we were instead in WDW as DD's was dancing in MK's parade with Dance the World. And although it was thrilling to watch DD dance down Main St. we all missed our usual trek to HHI. There is just something very special about that resort and the whole island that we just love!!!

It was wonderful seeing all the pics and to see the new improvements - that brick fire pit is new (used to just be a fire ring on the ground) as well as the whole movie under the oaks and the breakfast. Too bad about the breakfast, it could be something really special.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:08 PM   #112
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Thanks folks! Glad you enjoyed the trip report! DW and I are at SSR right now. We love this place and this trip is no different! Lots to write about in a new TR coming soon!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:20 PM   #113
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I went to HHI worried about my ability to "slow down". . . HHI reminded me WHY I need to slow down and relax on a vacation. It's so easy to get hooked on the "frantic" of WDW. Let's face it, WDW is a BLAST (we're heading to SSR tomorrow for a week vacation). But every now and then you need to be reminded that sometimes the best vacations are the ones where you truly just "let go" and breathe. More importantly, I think it's places like HHI that help us teach our children that it's okay to truly. . . . relax!
We will be spending a week on HHI later this month. Not at the DVC resort, but we may just walk over from Shelter Cove for a Mickey bar. We have done a lot of Disney over the past few years. We've never been commando types, but still it is an active vacation which seemed to work well when our kids were younger. I am so looking forward to a relaxing week...walks on the beach whenever we'd like, not setting an alarm clock to make RD, deciding what to do and where to eat that day instead of months in advance. Can't wait! Of course I'm still looking forward to Disney later this year, but HHI will be a nice change of pace.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:38 PM   #114
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Fun TR! Thanks for sharing. I will add One Hot Mama's to my list of restaurants to try.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:30 PM   #115
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One Hot Mama's

Here's a link to One Hot Mama's http://onehotmamas.com/

Be sure to click on the "Menu" page! I'm still trying to figure out exactely HOW she makes the buns for her pulled pork sandwich. . . .Amazing!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:33 PM   #116
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By the way. . . Check out the "Sunday Brunch" menu and price while you're on the website! WOW! $8.99! What a steal!

http://onehotmamas.com/
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:42 PM   #117
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Here's a link to One Hot Mama's http://onehotmamas.com/

Be sure to click on the "Menu" page! I'm still trying to figure out exactely HOW she makes the buns for her pulled pork sandwich. . . .Amazing!
We ate at One Hot Momma's for the first time on 7/6/2011 for a late lunch. I had high hopes from what I'd read here and because they are a part of the Serg group which operates other restaurants on the Island that we enjoy. We won't go back. The service was mediocre and inattentive at best; the food was lacking in depth (I had the pulled pork sandwich, one of their signature items; my husband had a hamburger - ok, I have to be reasonable with my expectations for that); and the dining room was dirty. We eat in that "bar-muda triangle" area frequently at Reilly's and Jump and Phil's. Momma's was a disappointment.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:15 AM   #118
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What a great TR!!!

Is there an official HHI info thread? I haven't been able to find one.
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Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement!

We just arrived at SSR today after a 14 hour drive. . . . Look for a new trip report soon.

All I can say about the drive down 95. . . . It was hard not to pull of the HHI exit just to stop by and say hello. . . .Or at the very least. . . "How much to buy 200 points here. . . "
Have funn at SSR and WDW.

We went to HHI in May, came home and found a 200 point resale contract in our use year. Paid $40 a point, just waiting for the closing to go through and plan our trip for next summer.
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Have funn at SSR and WDW.

We went to HHI in May, came home and found a 200 point resale contract in our use year. Paid $40 a point, just waiting for the closing to go through and plan our trip for next summer.

I know. . . .It is SOOOOOO tempting. . . . . A small price to pay for YEARS of great vacations!
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