Everyone has said I would LOVE both Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC and I was super excited to get there and let the photography God's do their work with me and my camera.
Savannah, GA became a quick detour as we pulled into town with no direction and no clue of where to actually land to look.
We pulled over only to have Payton tell us that Eden was breaking out in some bad rash. A few pictures later and text messages to a few of our health & wellness people we identified them as a serious case of the hives! We think that it was either the easy pods of detergent (not our typical brand of detergent that is clean and free of bad chemicals) or something she had eaten that morning.
We made our stop in Savannah quick so that we could get to our destination. Clay literally let me out on a few of the town squares and followed me in the car while I took a few images.
We had made plans to stay with a 2nd cousin of Clay's while in Hilton Head. We had not seen her in many years in fact we aren't even sure she had met any of our kids.
We had no idea what to expect as far atmosphere on HHI. It is quite different than Amelia Island we had just left.
Amelia Island is margarita's on the beach in a red solo cup. HHI is wine in your finest crystal, while sitting on your porch in your gated community and you might think of going to the beach occasionally and only to get on your sailboat or yacht. We are more AI people, laid back, playing in the sand.
When we pulled into the locked down community we were immediately told that the pop-up "Dub's 3-in-1" would need to be parked in a far off place, NOT in the driveway. We felt like the scene from The Griswold's "Christmas Vacation", when Cousin Eddie pulled up in their RV and the nasty kids piled out...Not. Even. Kidding.
The cousin we were staying with is not a kid person in the least. A beautiful home, pristine, like a museum. Not a place for our kids AT ALL. Our kiddos can keep a lid on it for a while but three days is too long to ask them to not carry their water bottles out of the kitchen, not to walk in the house without shoes or touch anything.
So our three days on HHI turned into about 18 hours. We woke, packed our bags (and trailer), said thank you and went to explore the island only to find it to be COLD and nothing open.
Good: The first Whole Foods we had seen in a few weeks which meant we could get a fresh smoothie and pick up some of our "typical" food!!!!! Deciding we are not HH people.
Bad: Hives on sweet Eden that have lasted for days.
Awesome: Taking care of us and our little people rather than staying (under the disguise of dishonest kindness) in a place where nobody was comfortable!
We are still in the car with NO DVD's!!!!!
Off to Charleston, SC!!!