Hello, lovely readers! We spent our fall break in Hilton Head, South Carolina. We drove there on Friday (it took about four hours), and meet up with our friend Kanani Thorpe and her parents. One of our cousins, Victoria Brooks, came with us, because Kit and McKenna were flying to a gymnastics competition, and my parents agreed to let her come with us. Here's what we did on Saturday:
Chrissa shared a bed with Kanani, while Georgia, Victoria, and I slept on the other two beds.
After we got up (at 10:00 am!) and made the beds, we opened the blinds, ...
... and I stepped outside to view the sunrise. Mother and Mrs. Thorpe made breakfast, and it was quite good. We pulled on our swimsuits, and headed out to the beach for the rest of the morning until lunch. Then we came back in, ate, dried off a little, and relaxed in the beach house.
When evening came, we pulled on our semi-wet swimsuits and headed back out.
"Kanani and I want to go down to the sandbar and find some shells." Chrissa announced.
"Yes," Kanani agreed, "there are loads of them down there."
"Do any of you want to come?" Chrissa asked.
"No thank you." Victoria said.
"I think I'd rather stay here." Georgia agreed.
"I'll stay here as well." I said. "Have fun!"
The water was at low tide, and a sandbar had formed.
Kanani and Chrissa talked while they walked. I couldn't hear what they were saying, but they were both clearly enjoying themselves.
Kanani did her own hair! Isn't it lovely? She's quite good at doing her hair, which considering the amount of hair she's grown should not be too surprising.
"Look - they're coming back." Victoria commented a little while later.
Chrissa kicked off her sandy flip-flops. "We found lots of shells!"
Kanani showed us all the shells they found. "We even found parts of a sand dollar!"
"I bet there are living sand dollars out in the ocean, if you go out far enough." Georgia said. "There were loads last year."
"I would love to go see, but I think we need to head back." Kanani said, pointing at the setting sun.
We cleaned up all our towels and chairs, and walked back past the sand dunes.
"Ouch!" Chrissa gasped. Several ants had attacked her!
After washing the sand off, we stopped to dip our feet in the pool. The water was lovely and warm!
Also, we spotted a deer! It was just nibbling at the grass, but when it heard us, it vanished into the brush. It was so fun having one last beach trip!
What's your favorite thing to do while on a break?