|June 11, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Baby, Baby Gear, Favorites, FitFluential, Friends, Georgia, Restaurants, Savannah, Weekend|
Happy Monday friends! This week is INSANE for us. Chris’ parents get to Georgia tomorrow and will be with us until Friday for Chris’ Change of Command ceremony on Thursday! I am so flipping proud of my husband I can’t stand it. :) Before the chaos of the week hits I have to share our amazing weekend with you!
Courtney was in town visiting us from Chicago and we had an absolute blast. Friday morning we laced up our sneakers and hit up a new-to-me trail in J. F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The trail was a 3.5 mile loop which will be PERFECT to run for half-marathon training this fall. Half of the path is paved with workout stations along the way. After awhile it cuts over into gravel. The whole thing is shaded which is nice in this Georgia heat.
Courtney was rather disappointed that we didn’t see an alligator. Emmie and I were thrilled haha. I asked one of the park workers what we should do if we saw one and he said to just go the opposite direction. That the gator would be more scared of us. I think the gator would see Em as lunch. We spent the rest of the day just hanging out and prepping a yummy dinner of roasted chicken (for us), salmon (Court) and veggies.
We got up bright and early Saturday to hit the road to Hilton Head Island for a day of sun, sand, and shopping. We got to Coligny Beach around 10AM which was perfect timing. Coligny is SO nice. There is free beach parking literally a 3 minute walk from the sand. The showers, bathrooms, and changing rooms are all amazing. I was seriously impressed. We were still able to claim prime beach real estate and get our fortress set up.
Our beach tent was a life saver. When I was prepping for our trip I called Maria and asked what she uses for Caleb and she recommended getting a tent over an umbrella so I went on Amazon and did. Luckily I ended up getting the same one she has and it’s AWESOME. I highly recommend it for anyone with kids. You can find it HERE.
Emmie was pretty content hanging out in her palace.
After a bit we thought it was time to see what baby girl thought of the ocean.
Verdict is … she likes the beach but is undecided about the ocean. She wasn’t too happy putting her feet in it. I think it was a little cold for her. The princess likes her water bath tub warm. But please tell me that those chunky thighs aren’t the cutest thing you’ve seen today??
Victoria met us for the day and we all had SO much fun! I am so glad to have such a FitFluential friend in town. She has been so warm and welcoming and I LOVE it
We spent about 3.5 hours at the beach which was more than enough for the day. We dropped off our gear at the car and walked a short distance to Market Street Cafe. I know Presley LOVES Hilton Head so I hit her up for a lunch suggestion and that’s where she sent us. She was right … it was GREAT! I had the Greek steak pita and it was delish.
After lunch it was time to SHOP. Hilton Head has a pretty good set of Tanger Outlets. The only downfall is that they are broken into two sections and are a couple miles apart so we had to move locations to hit all the stores we wanted. Courtney and I did some heavy damage at Banana Republic, J. Crew and Nike. My BEST find of the day was a dress for the military ball in September. It is amazing and was way too good of a deal to pass up. I’m obsessed.
We shopped til we dropped and then we were hungry. Again. Haha. We made our way back to Savannah and met with Victoria and her hubs at Vinnie Van Go-Gos for some pizza.
Yesterday wrapped up the weekend. We said good-bye to Court and headed downtown again for lunch at the Crystal Beer Parlor. Some of our best friends from Texas were in town visiting with their family and we jumped at the chance to see them. The last time we saw Wed and Rachel we were high-fiving as they were leaving and we were moving to Missouri. The only disappointing thing is that their sweet boys weren’t with them. Next time
We seriously had such an awesome weekend. It was great to see so many good friends Here’s to the week!
**In case you missed it, the final blog of my wedding series was up this weekend! Check out our honeymoon in the Bahamas
What did you do this weekend?