Sunday, September 25, 2005

Hilton Head

We spent a couple of days on Hilton Head, staying at The Marriott. We were late in the season, but had good weather and enjoyed our last chance to swim in the ocean. We also visited the world-famous Tiki Hut, a beach bar popular with local volleyball players.

Update: Tropical Storm Tammy (Oct 2005) damaged the roof at the Tiki Hut. Until repairs can be completed, bar manager Derek Cassidy says "We're going to go topless."

Friday, September 9, 2005


We had a nice overnight stay at The DeBordieu Colony on the South Carolina coast, near Georgetown. The ocean was still warm enough to swim in. They have lots of alligators in their ponds so you have to keep your eyes open when you're zooming around in a golf cart.

Saturday, September 3, 2005

Savannah trip

We just got back from spending a couple of nights in Savannah. We enjoyed a nice afternoon at the beach on Tybee Island. There were a couple of dolphins swimming near the shore, but I didn't manage to get close enough for a free ride. After frolicking in the waves, we had ice cream cones on the pier. Just as we got back into our car, a huge downpour drenched the area. We drove around for the next 20 minutes in heavy rain, and were quite proud of our (unusually) good timing. We stayed at The DoubleTree Hotel in historic downtown Savannah. For dinner, we chose a local tapas restaurant called Jazz'd, which featured live Jazz. The food turned out to be pretty good, especially after a couple of martinis. The next night, we went to Churchill's Pub, mostly because I liked the name and we were pretty exhausted from touring around town. A pint or two of Guinness was just what the doctor ordered. On the way home from Savannah, we diverted up the coast to the Charleston area, and visited The Isle of Palms beach park. They have a very nice marina and beach there, and I'm sure we'll come back someday for a longer stay.