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Monday, April 9, 2012

Around the World in 30 Days - Hilton Head, South Carolina

Hilton Head Beach - MMSikes
We're up to "h" now, and the Passenger to Paradise has chosen Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for her next Around the World in 30 days destination. For about the last 30 years she has spent at least one week a year there, often more time than that.

Hilton Head is known for its tennis. An avid tennis player, the Passenger first visited Hilton Head to take a week-long tennis clinic along with her husband. The Dennis Van Der Meer clinic was intense, running from early morning to late afternoon. They both loved it and improved their games as well. The Passenger plays tennis and takes the stroke of the day clinics every year at Island Club where the beach is spectacular. On Monday evenings, pros from Island Club and usually from Port Royal Resort put on a fun exhibition for vacationers.
Hilton Head beach path - MMSikes
Boathouse II has a good Sunday brunch, she has found. Sitting at outdoor tables overlooking the sea and enjoying the crab omelets and other treats, she watches many boats, including big yachts, as they are transported from the massive boathouse and lowered into Skull Creek.
In the years before Waldenbooks closed on the island, the Passenger enjoyed book signings there. A signing for her first novel, Hearts Across Forever, was especially exciting.

The Passenger has been associated with several art galleries on the island. Because of art sales, she visited homes on the island to see her work hanging there.

Perhaps, most important of all were the days when the Passenger and her husband visited Hilton Head as a base for attending football games at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Their daughter was part of the marching band, so their time was filled with the excitment of seeing the half-time performance.

Hilton Head is a versatile and fun destination. It holds a myriad of memories for the Passenger to Paradise and her family.

Do you have a place of many memories to which you return over and over again? Do you have a destination of wonder you will never forget? That's what Hilton Head is.

13 comments:

Grammy said...

Hi, a very interesting travelogue! Thank you for the commentary and lovely pictures. Never been there, but have been to other beaches. I never get in the water. Ha. Best regards to you, I am traveling to many blogs, trying to visit all of them in the challenge this month. Best regards to you, congrats on the publication of books. Ruby

Monti said...

Ruby, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Good luck on visiting all the blogs!

Donna Martin said...

Hi…I’m hopping over from the A to Z Challenge. Lovely post…good luck with the challenge.

Donna L Martin
http://www.donasdays.blogspot.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've been to Myrtle Beach and Charleston, but not Hilton Head.

Bob Sanchez said...

I haven't been to Hilton Head, and it looks like my loss. But I spent many an idyllic summer day on Cape Cod.

Chuck said...

I would love to go to Hilton Head and play golf...for about a year!

Monti said...

Thanks, Donna. Good luck to you as well!

Monti said...

Alex, you're not that far away. Please visit Hilton Head!

Monti said...

Bob, thanks for commenting. Hilton Head is special. There's a different feel to being there. Please visit!!!

Monti said...

Chuck, there's an amazing amount of golf. If you love golf, Hilton Head is the place to be. Also, tennis! Thanks for commenting!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti .. I'd love to visit Hilton Head - but I always get drawn back to Cornwall .. the far west - Penzance, Lands End and St Ives .. beautiful part of the world ..

Cheers - lots of memories to think about .. Hilary

Monti said...

Thanks, Hilary, for commenting. If you don't play tennis or golf, it's easy to get bored in Hilton Head. Still, the beach is glorious and a good place to meditate.

Gail said...

I've often wanted to visit here. Close as I came was Savannah.