Hilton Head Island - My favourite place
We left for the island on February 6th, and we took our time to get there. It's a long drive, and we wanted to savour the different places along the way. We barely escaped a snowstorm between home and Severn Bridge. It was so bad, I thought we should turn back. But the boss persevered, and we got out of it.
We met Matt and Jackson for lunch near St. Catherine's, then we were on our way! The border crossing was totally uneventful. We drove to Grove City for the overnight, and had a great supper at Kings.
When we woke up in the morning, all full of energy, we realized we were far too early for the outlet stores, so we just drove on.
When we arrived at the Disney resort, the sun was shining, and it was just wonderful. We were even greeted by "Shadow," who is now 18 years old. Not bad for a Golden Retriever. Must be all the pixie dust they mix in her food.
We thought Robert and Paula were due on Monday, but apparently we got it wrong, so we spent the day puttering. They arrived on Tuesday, and we had a great few days together.
The 12th was the boss' birthday, and we had a really fun day. We had cake for breakfast and "selfies" of "the boys."
Saturday was pack up and get out of town day, much to my chagrin. But before we left the island, we went to the Gullah Festival of the Arts Gullah Festival. We bought a small gift for our lovely dog/cat sitter, Yanna from this lady -
Yesterday, we left the motel at 8.20 in the morning (early for us), and it was -27C. Almost unheard of in VA. We drove for a while, then stopped for breakfast near Beckley. Met a couple who had just driven down #19 from Flatwoods through Beckley, and they said the road was terrible, which proved to be true when we got there about half an hour later. The crappy road lasted almost an hour. Thank goodness my husband is a good driver!
Once we got through that mess, it was good roads all the way, so we decided to head straight for home, although it would be a very long drive. Never seen Summersville Lake frozen before!
We got home last night at 9.30. The dog and cat were so pleased to see us. What a greeting! But holidays are always gone in a flash. Sigh.