Books, Burns, Bikes and a Backyard
Day 6. Hilton Head, SC.
After a lazy start to our day, Chloe and Jared headed for the pool area where they spent a good portion of the day. Chloe is loving this do-nothing life after some very busy, stressful weeks back home. She's finished two books and has started on a third. Jared is also reading and working a lot. Both kids managed to get decent sunburns yesterday, even with multiple sunblock applications.
Tom and I went for a nice long bike ride around the island. We took the long island pathway, which turned out to be about 23 miles. We went at a nice (for me) slow pace due to cracks Tom found in his wheel rim. We stopped at a couple of bike shops and he ordered a new wheel which is supposed to come in tomorrow. Although the ride was nice, all on paved bike trails, I much preferred the trails at Jekyll Island. These trails at times are very bumpy, curvy, filled with people and often running along side and crossing busy roads. Even on the quieter, smoother trails, we haven't found the scenery to be as astounding as it was on Jekyll. Still, one can't complain when surrounded by palm trees and enjoying perfect weather, on a paved, fairly flat bike trail!
We got back fairly late in the afternoon, and soothed our tired muscles in the hot tub for awhile. For dinner we went to "A Low Country Backyard Restaurant." We were hoping to sit outside in "the backyard" but a storm was brewing and they closed that part off. After about an hour's wait we were seated. The menu was interesting and the food even better! Tom enjoyed "potato chip meat loaf." I had the "shrimp BLT salad" which had a skewer of grilled shrimp and a pile of fried green tomatoes (so good!) in the center.
It was raining pretty hard by the time we left the restaurant but we still managed to find Hilton Head Ice Cream on our way home. Ice cream and laughter were a good way to end our day on the island.