I’ve posted about my love of Hilton Head Island countless times on the blog and social media. HHI is definitely my happy place. Trust me, I love travel and seeing new places, but coming back to this familiar, low key beach year after year brings me so much joy and even more so the past two years having Landon there with us!
But this year was a little different than in the past… just like last year, we took the 9-hour car ride with Landon and Granger and arrived at the beach on Saturday afternoon after a short stop in Raleigh the night before. The first two days were perfect — empty beaches, great food, and leisurely bike rides. It was on the third evening after our bike ride that we returned to a messy kitchen due to Granger taking a little dive for some delicious treats. Unfortunately, one of those items was CORN ON THE COB… x2! Yep, you read that right, she ate two entire corn cobs! We had to rush her off for emergency surgery which put a bit of a damper on the rest of our trip. She’s a very strong headed pup, to say the least, and trying to keep her on bed rest was nothing short of a feat (she is way too athletic for her own good and could literally break out of anywhere we put her — it was hard not being in our own environment!). Luckily my amazing parents were a huge help (no surprise!) and we all survived, but it was a big curve ball that we certainly were not expecting! We all took turns babysitting sweet Granger which wasn’t ideal, but we made it work!
The rest of the trip unfolded mostly as planned! We visited a few of our annual favorites, including Skull Creek and Chow Daddy’s, and of course many trips to Hilton Head Ice Cream for the best cookie monster ice cream that turns everyone’s mouth blue! The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful (we *just* missed the hurricane that landed a few days after we departed!) and the beaches pristine as always! We always leave with tears in our eyes which is a sign of perfect trip in my opinion… and with fingers crossed that our next trip back will be sooner than later!