When friends say, "Hey, we have a timeshare in Hilton Head this week and unfortunately we're not able to use it. Are you interested?" the correct answer is, "YES! We'll be there as soon as we can throw clothes in a suitcase and empty the fridge into a cooler!"
And this past Tuesday morning, that's exactly what we did.
We checked in, dropped our bags, and took a night walk out to the beach. The boys were thrilled to be up "way, way, way past our bedtime!" Grady showed them the Big Dipper, we all wet our feet and ran around, and when 10:00 pm rolled around and meltdowns were imminent, we called it a night.
Our resort home for the week was fantastic - lots of space and wonderful amenities! With three bedrooms and three bathrooms and four TVs we were never on top of each other. The boys said their favorite thing was watching cartoons in bed; Grady said his favorite thing was the FIVE nozzle shower; my favorite thing was in-unit washing machine/dryer; and I'm sure Annalyse's favorite thing was the fact she didn't have a highchair and could sit at the table with us.
We wasted no time Wednesday morning getting slathered in sunscreen and making our way to the beach. A short walk down the boardwalk and we had our choice of swimming pools or the sand and surf. The boys wanted to run in the waves so we headed to the beach first.
When the waves and sand finally tired the crew out, we took a break for lunch and naps. And yes, that included me! If I was on vacation and all three kids were napping, you better believe I was going to as well!
Later in the afternoon we explored the different pools around the resort. The boys are getting better at swimming independently and Annalyse loves pool water. If I'm being honest, I can enjoy hours by a pool but I can only take so much time at the beach. I'm not a fan of sand - at all.
After walking and exploring the grounds, we opted on dinner at The Salty Dog. If you're familiar with Hilton Head you've no doubt heard of this place. Yummy seafood in a fun atmosphere on the water. The boys wanted nothing to do with shrimp or fish this time and instead asked for, are you ready for this, a hot dog and a hamburger. Seriously?! Whatever.