Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Our Hilton Head Island Vacation

In April, we took our annual trip to Hilton Head Island. This is one of those catch-up posts that I have had on my list to complete.
We stayed down the road from The Salty Dog Cafe, which is always one of the highlights of our trip. A one man band + frozen drinks + a waterfront view = A good time.
We are so fortunate to have some fabulous friends (Paul and Billie-see below) who have invited us to come stay at their vacation rental every year for the past several years. It is so wonderful to be blessed with generous friends!!!
Here is the 5 bedroom 5 1/2 bath beach house where we stayed.
Our room was just steps from the pool and hot tub.
The upstairs living room opened to the dining room. I have wanted to paint the back of my built-in bookshelves since we have moved to our new house, and this confirmed that I like a darker color painted in the back of the bookshelves.
One of the many projects that are on my list for the new house. I wish my kitchen was this size!!! I love a kitchen island, and I love having my husband cook me breakfast even more:)
Mike at the back of the house.
How could you not love this pool and hot tub?
One night we made dinner at the house and just relaxed and enjoyed each other's company.
We shopped. Imagine that. Notice I found a store named The Birds Nest. Of course, I had to take a pic of that for the blog:)
We shopped and ate around the lighthouse.
This is what we actually came to Hilton Head to do...go to the MCI Heritage golf tournament. Here's part of our crew in front of the clubhouse.
Our friend Paul (the one that we stay with) has been playing in the Pro-Am for several years. This tournament is played the day before the MCI Heritage begins. A three man amateur team is paired with one of the PGA professionals who will be playing in the MCI Heritage. Paul was paired with Ken Duke this year.
Ken was such a great guy. Look at how cute he is- beautiful blue eyes!! I mean, you know I have a thing for golf pros:)
Paul with Ken Duke's caddie on the 18th tee. Check out the parasailer in the background.
The whole group on the 17th green.
This is one of the houses on the 17th green. There are some gorgeous houses on the course!!
Here we are on the 18th tee. You can see the lighthouse and the parasailer in the the background.
Of course, as we were on our way home we stopped to tour the HGTV Dream Home (which I posted about on June 8th). Then it ended. So. Fast. Vacation always does.

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Mari said...

I'm drooling over here - what a great vacation! That house is just beautiful. I'm not a golfer but it sure looks like you had fun.

Cheri said...

Wow- what a vacation!!!
I wouldn't have wanted to come home either.

Jamie said...

Wow, I can't believe that house, it's great. It looks like it came from a magazine.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Was that house rental? Surely not. My family goes to the beach every year - I'd love to find a place like that to stay!

It looks like paradise - glad you had fun!

Dena said...

Wow - Can you sign me up for THAT vaca next year!!! What a fantastic house!!!

Anonymous said...

That was such a great time! Can't wait for next year.

Hipmomofboyz said...

What a great house. It is so pretty. I would want to live there....

Nicol said...

Looks like you have a wonderful time on your vacation! It is one place that I would love to visit someday and with that, someday I will.

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