Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Road Less Traveled

This serene photos belies the real truth here. This was a bumpy road!

We just returned from our annual trip to Hilton Head. Hilton Head Island is our place to go to rejuvenate. We like to travel to new places as much as we love to have our favorite beach to return to year after year. We can relax, play tennis (I'm being very generous to call our inabilities on the court 'tennis'), ride our bikes all over the island, build sandcastles and stroll on the beach early and late. We watch sunrises, take naps, dine at our favorite restaurants, watch a movie or two. It is pure heaven.

Sometimes we throw in a new adventure. This year we took a day trip to Daufuskie Island. The only way to arrive is by boat. A ferry took us to and from with a pleasant sail through protected waters - the only way to sail in my opinion. Our tour included a golf cart for navigating the island since very few cars are allowed. I figured the roads would be dirt or gravel. What I didn't figure on was all the recent rain turning them into a form of mild torture. We met a few other cart riders along the paths and everyone waves and are happy to give directions. Lenny got a real kick out of my mistaking barking dog for some killer beast. It was a poodle - the full size poodle. And really, who brings a white poodle to an island filled with dirt roads and swamp? Anyway, there isn't much to see on Daufuskie but I'm glad we went anyway. All that sandy beach of Hilton Head, afternoon naps, and good food can get a little boring. (just kidding)

Lenny drives our 'torture chamber.'

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