Sunshine, sand and lots of time in the water…sounds like an awesome week to me.
That’s just what I’m hoping for next week as I make a vacation trip to Hilton Head Island.
Last time I visited Hilton Head, S.C. with my family, let’s just say I may have had a little too much sun.
We were enjoying hanging out on the beach so much that sunscreen became a bit of an afterthought, for me at least. It had been a while since my skin had been that red.
Of course, it quit hurting after about three days worth of aloe.
We also went fishing on the beach last year. I say “fishing” in a very loose sense, because for the first hour or two we caught very little, and when we did catch something it was usually a stingray. I say stingray, but I think it was a relative of the stingray because it couldn’t actually sting you. That tail was still wicked though. I think we finally caught four fish between us, and the largest one probably weighed about a pound.
Here’s hoping for better luck next week.
This is going to sound like one of those cheesy dating ads, but I do actually enjoy long walks on the beach. It’s nice to have a surface to walk on that doesn’t kill your feet, like walking on asphalt for very long will do.
I also like hunting for shells. I have no idea how many we collected last year, but I’d probably be somewhat in the ballpark if I said around 200.
We had enough for my mother to place them in votive candle holders for me, her and my sister. And there were probably leftovers. We even found a little hermit crab.
This year we have decided that if we catch anything remotely big enough, we’re having fresh fish for dinner that night.
I will not be participating in the preparation of said fish, or I would have no appetite with which to eat them.
Let’s just say I plan to thoroughly enjoy next week in as many ways as I possibly can. I may come back red as a beet and tired, but I think that is the mark of someone who had as much fun as possible.
Kimberly Jordan is The Democrat’s general assignment reporter. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @wilsonnewsroom.