Basically our routine everyday was morning tennis lessons, ride bikes to the beach, lunch, pool, rest, do a fun evening activity and then go back to the beach to play games.
Heading out and ready for a vacation
The condo has the best view of the water. We love watching the kayakers, paddle boarders and this year, the people doing the water jet pack!
First night at the beach
After church on Sunday
The Palmetto Dunes beach has a great restaurant and deck to eat lunch at
Sunday night it rained so we went and saw Inside Out. We were laughing because the theatre looked pretty rough on the outside but inside there were HUGE power recliners! It was so luxurious! We enjoyed the movie, it was cute but it was a little deep for kids and kind of stressed me out lol Stephen and I saw Jurassic World before we left for vacation and enjoyed that movie more.
We knew we were going to go to Sea Pines/Harbour Town on Saturday to see the fireworks but wanted to go over there another day to make sure we were able to see/do everything and I'm so glad we did because it stormed really bad on Saturday. We headed over Monday night and enjoyed dinner at Crazy Crab which is always delicious!
After Harbour Town, we headed over to the Sea Pines beach. We were SHOCKED that they completely redid the entire beach area. It is amazing now. They have a cafe for quick food & drinks, some shops and a big restaurant and bar! It was so nice compared to a small wooden building that used to be there.
We were craving snow cones and we finally found some!!
I finally finished Girl on a Train and it was really good. I was shocked to read the end - I was hooked!
Another night we hit up Pino Gelato for some great gelato!
Then we went to the beach to play wiffle ball and try to work some of the gelato off
After all our morning activities on Tuesday, my mom took me birthday shopping at the outlets. We love shopping together and miss that we can't do it more often (although I'm sure Stephen's happy I'm not shopping). We were laughing because in high school we loved this outlet mall because it had an American Eagle, Hollister and Abercrombie. So funny how things have changed, although I did score a pair of jeans from Hollister for $11 on this trip.
I have been wanting a specific Kate Spade purse for about a year now and never pulled the trigger and I'm so glad I waited. The whole store was 60% off plus another 20% purses so I saved $200 on my purse! Since the sale was so good, we snagged some earrings (for like $9!!!) and a wallet for a Christmas gift. Now I just have to wait a few more days to get my new goodies.
My mom ended up getting the same purse but in black!
I had to... my sister did not let me hear the end of this picture or the fact that I put it on instagram
Thursday night we had to carry on with our putt-putt tradition! We love going to play at Pirate's Cove! Both my parents got a hole in 1 and won a free round.
Since Stephen's birthday was on Friday, we decided to get a cake and start on it Thursday so we could finish it before checkout on Saturday.
All his goodies!
Friday was Stephen's birthday and he wanted to start the day out kayaking. I planned on staying out for an hour and everyone else wanted to do 2 hours and the current and wind was strong so we all called it a day after an hour. After kayaking, we decided to stay at the pool, then we ran to the outlets again to get a few more things, did smores at the condo, then went to the beach at night for one las time and headed home for an intense game of Disney trivia.
We love playing Disney Trivia
Saturday was our last day at the condo but we wanted to stay for the fireworks at Harbour Town so my parents got a hotel off the island for the night. We had a great beach and pool day before getting ready and heading over to Harbour Town. As soon as we got into Sea Pines, there was a warning for an awful storm and it'd last all night. We stuck it out for a few hours then figured it would keep raining (the radar said it would) so we left and headed to the hotel... well I'm not sure if it stopped raining but they continued with the fireworks and we totally missed it - it was the only reason we stayed an extra day too!! Biggest fail ever. At least we got a good beach day and got to see the military planes do a fly over which was really neat!
These 2 lovebirds celebrated their 28th anniversary on July 4th!
Sunday was our 2nd anniversary so we had to grab a picture while we were with people who could take it.
We had a great vacation but it was great coming home to a house now and not a small apartment! Missing everyone already and counting down the days until they come visit us!