There’s really nothing in the world better than family, the beach, and my precious little bulldog. The husband and I took a little drive to Hilton Head this weekend, where we stayed with my in-laws for a couple of days. We visited the beach the first day, catching glimpses of dolphins and collecting seashells. Caleb and I brought our snorkeling stuff along to no avail – there was zero visibility in the water. We knew ahead of time that it was going to be tough, but we thought that we would at least see SOMETHING. Regardless, we got some practice in in the actual ocean, rather than just our pool, so I’ll chalk that up as a success.
Even Capone played on the beach some! We let him off his leash, and it was the best watching him jump and frolic through the waves. Despite the fact that he can’t stand baths, he’s certainly a beach dog! He was so tuckered out, by the time we got back to the truck, that he fell asleep almost immediately and remained that way the whole way back to Savannah.
We also spent our time reading by the pool, working on our tans, and exploring the local shops. Naturally, I located a candy store and came away with a cream soda, a praline (because you can’t live in the south and not adore the deliciousness that is the praline) and, of course, sour gummies. A girl needs to spoil herself with sweets every once in awhile, ya know?
Of course, we also watched the fireworks over the river! What Fourth of July would be complete, without them? I’m so thankful that my husband took one for the team and watched them with me. He’s not a huge fan of crowds, so getting him out of the house and around all of those people is kind of a big deal. He’s the best, and they were beautiful. Celebrations are my favorite!
I definitely can’t write a blog post about this weekend without mentioning my grandfather-in-law’s delicious meals! Every time Caleb and I visit, he spoils us with the yummiest food and cocktails. This time, the menu consisted of, but was not limited to, brisket, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, salmon, twice-baked potatoes, Long Island Iced Teas, Bloody Marys, and margaritas. Caleb jokes that when we leave HHI, he needs a very long nap, because he’s fed so well at his grandparent’s, and we are definitely not complaining.
On our way home yesterday, we got caught in a storm, which was lovely. I love a good southern storm, and while the rain pounded down around us, I read a few more pages of Game of Thrones, which I have FINALLY committed to reading, after all this time. I’m really enjoying it, so far, and am excited to find out what happens to all of the characters. All 2,399 of them.
Anyway, that’s the scoop! I hope everyone else had the best Fourth of July weekend. I’ll be back soon!