Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Nomad Feet: Hiton Head Vacation-June 2016 Part Two

Tuesday morning started with a cup of coffee on the balcony overlooking one of the common areas. I had already made my wife and daughter cranky by trying to get them out of bed. For my own safety I left the room, got a cup of free coffee from the lobby, the only thing the Disney Corporation will ever do without charging an arm and a leg, then walked the resort. When I returned the ladies were back asleep allowing me to sit on the balcony. 

This, of course, is the campfire area where the resort staff leads up guests in songs and games. It's actually a really cool thing just seeing how much the little kids enjoy the festivities. 

My daughter, Darth Wiggles, and I did a beach nature walk late Tuesday morning. The resort has a naturalist on the staff and she walked us through one of the more secluded beaches on Hilton Head. Unfortunately, it was right before high tide and we didn't see a lot of the starfish, sand dollars, and other small creatures usual when the water is lower. We did see this marked Loggerhead turtle's nest, which according to the naturalist, is due to see its baby turtles dig themselves out in about another thirty days. Kind of ticked off a couple of my fellow tourists during the walk. As we walked I made a point of picking up trash as I went, and sadly there was a lot including plastic wrappers that have killed and caused grievous harm to many animals.

Lunch was at Santa Fe Cafe just a few minutes from the resort. My wife loves this place and when we are here on the island it's always a safe bet she will literally grab the steering wheel of the car to force me to stop there. This was her meal, which consisted of the painted desert soup with a small salad and quesadilla. I had the same thing, except I had the boring but tasty black bean soup that doesn't have anywhere near the artistic appeal.  

I absolutely love these ancient oak trees. I take some spiritual solace in the idea such lifeforms exist and that, with a little bit of luck and care, should continue living long after I have again become what a famous Disney movie and play calls "the circle of life."

Got a great deal of hammock time Tuesday and continued with this book about a pig who showed such love of life and basic humanity that he could have taught lessons on the subject to a good number of Homo sapiens. I'll have a review of this wonderful book at a later date.


Deron Murphree said...

The moss hanging from the oak trees remind me of growing up in Central Florida. As a little kid, I would get freaked out walking alone at night. The way the moonlight catches the moss on the trees comes off a little eerie. Years later, this phobia was realized again in The Interview With The Vampire film. The trees with the moss were in that film as well.

Marja said...

Hi I see you are on a holiday as well. looks like an awesome place. Good on ya to pick up the rubbish which is a worry. What a shame that it still takes 30 days before the little turtles get out. That must be so exciting. Enjoy

The Bug said...

I love that soup! I don't blame your wife for getting it.

Pixel Peeper said...

The coffee mug seems to be sitting in a perfect spot. And that soup looks delicious. But nothing beats a good book and a hammock!

MigratingSpirit said...

Are you still on vacation? A pug that is a true humanist!!!

MigratingSpirit said...

Darn auto correct changed pig to pug.

Beach Bum said...

Deron: Yeah, I've loved Spanish Moss since I was a kid. Funny thing, my wife is from Virginia and when we first meet she was convinced it was Kudzu.

Marja: It was a great vacation.

The Bug: It tastes even better, but I still prefer the black bean soup.

Pixel: I got in the hammock a couple of days after that and fell asleep. My wife eventually got worried and came out to check on me.

MigratingSpirit: I wish... Was looking at the pictures and just reposted it for giggle. Yeah, that pig had more humanity than a lot of Homo sapiens.
I hate auto correct as well.