Last week I got to take a trip with my mom and sisters to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I hadn’t been in 9 years! 9 years! There are very few things I can say I haven’t done in 9 years…That’s a long time. My family spent several New Year’s Eve celebrations and summer vacations in Hilton Head; that place holds so many memories.
It’s the place we survived Y2K (the resort provided us with a flashlight-just in case-that year). It’s the place as teenagers my sister and our friends watched MTV and sang Dave Matthew’s “When the World Ends” at the top of our lungs. It’s the place we giggled sliding down the slide in the pool. It’s the place Dad drove the mini van under the parking garage with the “walrus”(one of those hard storage bins that attaches to the top of cars) still on the van. It didn’t exactly fit. Oops. It’s the place we sat around a campfire singing “Do Your Ears Hang Low”, while I sat awkwardly with a mouthful of braces. It’s the place Dad taught us how to play pool and ping pong.
On the way home we had to spend a little time in Savannah. I love the history of old southern cities. The streets are steaming with stories to tell. We took a trolley tour and sweated nearly to death, but it was fun.
These two are the funniest people I know. It’s like an improv show every second of every day.
The childhood home of Flannery O’Connor-I freaked a little.
We had a great time and couldn’t stop reciting this scene from The Office.
Summer is quickly coming to an end, but I can't help but stop and think how thankful I am for all of the fun it has held for me this year. I've spent time with friends and family, traveled to new places and to old favorites. I've laughed a lot.