It’s the first Monday after 4 days of hedonistic vacation eating so that can only mean one thing.
LETTUCE AND WATER.
We had a great time at Hilton Head and I’d show you all my lovely pictures except for the fact that I forgot to bring a cell phone charger and I only use the camera on my iPhone so just pretend you’re looking at pictures of the sand, the sun, the sea oats, my size 2 tanned-and-toned in my dreams lounging-by-the-pool-with-fruity-umbrella-drinks self and the shrimp po’ boys we ate every single day.
Actually, I have four pictures that I took before the phone conked out on me. Fellow North and South Carolinians (and anyone who has driven on I-95) might recognize this familiar sight.
That’s right, the sombrero water tower at Pedro’s South of the Border. I love reading all the signs on our way there.
My favorite one is “You never sausage a place. You’re always a wiener at Pedro’s”.
Makes me laugh, every time.
You’ll notice the poor picture quality gray overcast skies. It poured BUCKETS as we were leaving town and flooded half the state and I thought our weekend would be ruined, but we finally drove out from under the cloud by the time we hit the island and the weather was beautiful the entire time.
We’d decided to spend Friday in Savannah and since it was our first time there, we took the trolley tour and saw some beautiful buildings and squares and learned about the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil which I have not read but apparently everyone else had because that’s all the tour guide talked about and it seemed to be a pretty big deal.
We hopped off the bus at City Market and wandered down to River Street and spent a few hours browsing shops and the vendor tents that were being set up for a weekend festival. I ran across a knitter’s tent and I was THIS CLOSE to making off with some funky metallic yarn that I wanted in an “if you buy it the project will come” sort of way, but I restrained myself and have regretted it ever since.
I also regretted not getting this t-shirt.
See the frown? That’s because I had not fed him yet and he was giving me the “If I don’t eat in the next five minutes I will die” look. I used my newly installed Yelp app to find Huey’s On the River, a New Orleans style bistro, and the reviews were spot on. It was delicious.
We bought dessert pralines at River Street Sweets and they were gone before we hit the sidewalk.
On the agenda this week? Replicating them.
Which will seriously complicate matters for my new lettuce and water diet.
Saturday’s plan was to stay comfortably seated in a beach chair and only leave for sustenance. Whimzie gave me her copy of The Pillars of the Earth which I began reading at 9:30 in the morning and did not put down until it was finished. My eyes are still a little buggy from all the fine print but it was blissful time soaking up some extra sun while getting lost in the carnage of the Middle Ages.
We drove back on Sunday and made it home by 2:00 and relieved some weary grandparents and hugged some very excited children who were anxious to see what we had brought home for them.
Answer? Whatever we could find at the truck stop on I-95 in Florence.
And a good time was had by all.
Have a nice day.