Monday, March 3, 2008

Balmy Breezes and Swaying Palm Trees At Harbortown

We began our southern vacation today with lunch at Harbortown in the Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC. We met with our friend Danny, and his lovely girlfriend Sarah. Our destination was the Crazy Crab at Harbortown, for an afternoon lunch of seafood and pleasant conversation. A cold seafood salad was the perfect choice on a sunny breezy day at the harbor. Delicious food, cheerful conversation and a relaxing atmosphere was the perfect antidote to the winter blues still embracing our thoughts.

Danny showed us the two yachts that he works on as a tour guide. A great job for a college intern with free sailing, and an idyllic atmosphere. Danny works on a racing yacht, that was once in the America's Cup race, and is now serving as a tourist sailing vessel.

We enjoyed a lazy walk on the boardwalk, watched a parasailor lifting in the breezes out in the ocean, the sounds of flags flapping in the breeze and dozens of Brown Pelicans sunning themselves on the docks. With temps in the 70s, and light breezes it made for a perfect day admiring the yachts moored in the harbor. A few minutes with the sand in our toes at the beach brought smiles to our faces.

My daughter Sarah and I popped into beach shops for the required tourist souvenirs. My husband spent his time sunning on the beach, enjoying the breezes and forgetting about the office for a while. He deserves this vacation and much, much more, from the stress he endures for our creaure comforts.

With it getting late in the day, we stopped for a quick refreshment under the spanish moss draped live oak trees and carefree swaying palm trees.

We are planning a dolphin cruise on Wednesday, with a tour of local islands and low country. Thursday is set aside for a day in Charleston, SC. A city rich with history, lovely architecture and picturesque scenery.

With rain and severe thunderstorms in store for tomorrow, maybe we will grab a movie or just kick back with a juicy beach novel to lollygag the day away.

Enjoying the island life of palm trees and ocean breezes,