Monday, September 27, 2010

Sea Pines = Playground, Lighthouse, & The Salty Dog

Thursday, we ventured out to Sea Pines.  First, we hit the playground for the munchkins to burn off some energy.  They LOVED the tire swing.  Either Jon or I would kick it and send it spinning to hear them shriek and squeal with delight.  The tree house made for a great family photo op as well!

After the kids had played awhile, we strolled through Harbour Town... occasionally poking our heads in the shops.  However, all the "pretties" were just too tempting for 6 little hands.  The amount of shopping this trip compared to last was drastically reduced.  Probably a good thing for our pocketbooks!!!!  Outside one of the shops was a Hilton Head bear just begging for a picture, so mean old Momma forced her 3 little bears to pose one more time!

Our next adventure involved the Harbour Town Lighthouse.  The kiddos were excited to scale the 114 steps to the top and even got the sticker to prove it.  The climb was not air conditioned, so I didn't feel the great need to explore the historical memorabilia marking each flight.  Needless to say, I really couldn't.  The kids weren't stopping.  Their goal was get to the top and FAST!  I wasn't in as much of a hurry because I knew the lighthouse thing was all a ploy... you see a gift shop is at the top.  Believe it or not, we escaped without falling into the buyer's trap.  We stepped outside quickly, tried not to get blown away, made faces at the live web cam pointed in our direction, and took in the sights from above.  The kids enjoyed seeing the boats and water from above.

In true Hilton Head tourist fashion, our final destination in Sea Pines was The Salty Dog Cafe.  We enjoyed lunch, tried to get the macaws to wave and talk, and acquired our Salty Dog family attire.  The kiddos are very proud to have their "JAKE DOG SHIRTS."  Such cuties :)

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