Kimberly Jordan: It’s time to take a vacation

Sunshine, sand and lots of time in the water…sounds like an awesome week to me.
Jun 5, 2014
Kimberly Jordan

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 or follow her on Twitter @wilsonnewsroom. 


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