Monday, June 9, 2014

Our Week at the Beach


As promised here are a few photos of our trip to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.  We stayed at Villamare Villas and enjoyed our time at the beach.  We walked the beach twice a day and looked for shells.


We drove to a marina (above) and walked about there.  We ate lots of good food and we walked some more.


We drove to this lighthouse and walked around some more and ate more food.  Really I think vacations are all about walking and eating....well maybe for me!


All over the island are bike paths that wind throughout different plantations and each evening my husband and I went out with cameras and peeked at homes and villas.


This is a lagoon near where we stayed (above photo) and each time I walked passed I looked for the alligator that I wasn't permitted to touch or feed.  Never saw him :(  I was hoping!


More beach views and all the umbrellas that are for rent which we did not rent, we prefer to lug our own umbrella and be different.


The next series of photos (including the above photo) were snapped with the new samsung camera that is mainly my husband's but I used it as well.  It has an incredible zoom and is a "smart" camera.  I am amazed at how I could zoom into that bird.  My camera is the nikon d5100 that I've had for a few years now but I've been avoiding buying a zoom lens.  Now I can just use his...ours?


Our villa complex.



The view from our balcony-so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed the vacation photos!  We had fun being together but as you know I am thrilled to be home!!

26 comments:

  1. Karen, thank you for taking me to the beach today! I loved the views and those bike trails and sneaking a look here and there at the plantations and homes. Glad you had this time together as a family! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Those are wonderful pictures, and I think I'd like to add swimming to the list of walking and eating. HA! Hubby told me he's buying me a new camera for my birthday, so start shopping. I think I've now found the one I want.

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  3. what a lovely vacation. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Looks and sounds like the perfect vacation! It's a beautiful area you got to enjoy!

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  5. Great photos! Sounds like a lovely spot to visit but oh so far away from here......

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  6. Great pictures. It looks like a lovely trip! I'm looking at new cameras and I know I want it to be "smart" too. It seems like it will make blogging much easier.

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  7. Looks like a great place to go on holiday, beautiful photos. I totally agree great to go away but even better coming home.

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  8. Just lovely. Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time. I miss the beach.

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  9. I love seeing photos of surroundings I am use to on your space, great pictures. I didn't know you wanted to see a gator, next time I will make sure you see one ;)

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  10. What a gorgeous location! Walking the beach twice a day sounds like heaven, Karen. :)

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  11. What beautiful pictures Karen! It looks like a wonderful vacation!!

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  12. Looks like a wonderful vacation!

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  13. i can never get enough of the beach!!!!! thanks for sharing!

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  14. I feel rejuvinated just by looking at your pictures. In the future I may have to look at this as a vacation destination. We used to go to Playa del Carmen (Mexico) but haven't been for a couple years now due to all the unrest.
    Beautiful place!

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  15. I esp. love the one with those wonderful wild looking hanging trees! :)

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  16. beautiful getaway, friend! I love that last photo with the grassiness and the ocean in back. We are going on a very quick getaway next month, too. Can't wait!
    xo

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  17. Looks like a lovely time! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  18. Walking on the beach is one of the nicest ways to enjoy time away from home.

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  19. Looks like such a lovely, relaxing trip. I miss the Carolina coasts a lot - I used to live there for a few years. That Spanish moss in the trees makes my heart ache with loveliness. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

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  20. love seeing your vacation shots!! looks so good :)
    and welcome home <3

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  21. I have always wanted to visit Hilton Head Island. Thank you so much for sharing your vacation pictures. It looks like you had a nice vacation.

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  22. Love the blue umbrellas on the beach shot!

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  23. how fun! and how fun you and tracey met too karen! so great!

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  24. Gasp, so gorgeous. I love those trees with the drooping branches. I miss the south!

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