I can’t believe our first day in Hilton Head Island is already in the books and we are on to day 2! Time flies when you’re having fun right? 😉 Yesterday we all slept in to 7:30AM and I made the mistake of going into Em’s room thinking she was up. BIG FAT NO. But my entering roused the beast haha. Poor thing has 5 teeth coming in at once and woke up with a fever. A dose of motrin later and she was good to go. One of the best things about our house at HHI is that there is a full kitchen. I whipped up some eggs, bacon, and bagels for a cheap and nutritious breakfast before we started our day.
After breakfast we loaded up the car and headed to shop. I seriously LOVE shopping. The fact that there are some awesome outlets up here helps my cause. Since the Tanger outlets in Hilton Head are split between I and II we hit up Tanger I in the morning. Em scored the most out of all of us haha.
After shopping for a few hours and emptying my wallet at Carter’s and Gap Kids it was time for lunch. One of the nurses I work with the ER suggested we eat at Robert Irvine’s Nosh which is conveniently located in the Tanger II outlet center. There were several craft burgers to choose from and a nice drink selection. The atmosphere inside was nice and cozy with a lit fire. Em though was at the end of her rope so Chris and I alternated playing outside with her until our food came. I ordered the Augusta burger which have pimento cheese, braised bacon, lettuce, and tomato on it. The pimento added a different but tasty flavor to the burger.
By the time lunch was over Em was in meltdown mode so we went back to the house for her nap. While she snoozed, I ran up to the fitness center for a quick workout while Chris watched March Madness. I did a 2 mile run on the treadmill and a quick CrossFit WOD of 21-15-9 reps of push-ups, bench dips, and sit-ups. It felt good to break a sweat and work off some of my burger 😉
When Em woke up we headed back to the Tanger I outlets so I could hit up J.Crew and BCBG. I ended up scoring some awesome deals at both … Maybe a fashion post is in my future? 😉
For dinner we hit up one of the restaurants associated with Operation R&R. Hudson’s on the Docks is located right on Port Royal Sound and has some killer views. They also give 50% off of food to Operation R&R guests! SCORE. When we pulled up I was immediately impressed with the views and naturally insisted on taking some photos 😉
For starters, they bring out an entire basket of hush puppies and oh my goodness they were addicting! We definitely had to watch ourselves so we didn’t eat them all. In lieu of an appetizer, Chris and I shared 1/2 pound of snow crab legs. Crab legs are one of our favorite foods and these were by far some of the best I have had. For my main course I had blackened wild Alaskan cod with sautéed spinach, lump crab meat, and cheese served over a cheesy grit biscuit. The sauce it came in made the dish. Finally, for dessert we had bread pudding. While the taste was there, I like my bread pudding warm and this was cold. Intentionally? Not sure.
After our meal we spoke with the manager and thanked him for providing that special to military families. Turns out he is a former Marine so he gets it 😉
Unfortunately, Em’s fever returned with a vengeance as we got home. After a quick bath she and I snuggled on one of the extra beds. She actually fell asleep on me for about an hour which she never does. Here’s to hoping that she is feeling better today and we can continue with the fun adventures we have planned!