We are still here, flyin’ around on golf carts and enjoying the pretty views. We hit a couple of colder days down here in the low country. (And they are calling for snow in Cville this weekend – ugh! This is the slowest spring to arrive that I remember in history!)
Overnight oats with granola + peanut butter
We did some indoor crafts and games. Do you remember Shrinky Dinks?!
We also played Go Oink!, Sorry, and Connect Four.
Mazey and I played “fishing from a canoe” in the hammock for a while. I think this hammock was the best “toy” we brought!
Hot dogs, chips, and apples for lunch
I went for another run that sent me straight for the ocean. On Wednesday, I slipped away to the Island Spa for a little pampering! Thomas has played a few rounds of golf too. The course here is golfer’s heaven complete with alligators!
On Wednesday, dinner was spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, and a big salad.
Thomas baked a cake for dessert!
On Thursday morning, we had oatmeal with granola and peanut butter by the marsh.
Thomas and I went to the club fitness center for a little workout. I cranked away on the elliptical and then did some free weights.
Lunch sandwiches with chips and fruit.
The high was only about 56 degrees, so we stayed indoors most of the day playing games and reading. I finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, which I liked very much!! I started The Great Alone (by the same author as The Nightingale, my favorite book in recent history) and it’s SO good!! I love frontier/wilderness books. I also watched Survivor and we finished This Is Us. (Meh on the ending of This Is Us.)
On Thursday evening, we were treated to a date night while G+P took Mazen on their own dinner adventure.
We went to the restaurant at the Shoal’s Club called Aqua. It has stunning views and a great menu.
I had a coconutty pineapple nutmeg cocktail.
We shared these baked oysters with pimento cheese and conch fritters to start. They were SO good and caught just off the shore. I always order pimento cheese when I see it on a menu no matter how it’s served.
We shared the local grouper with a grit cake and pickled cabbage for an entree along with…
… this amazing gnocchi with shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes, and kale and a red pepper sauce.
And for dessert: a Toffee Coffee Cake with butterscotch sauce and salted caramel ice cream! Mmmmm! These flavors speak my love language.
We have one more full day – today – and 69 degrees and sun in the forecast, so we’re hoping to get outside and enjoy the beach one last time before heading home to snow and sleet tomorrow.
Happy spring break!
Emily @ Always Emily H. says
Shrinky Dinks just made me small so much! Happy Friday!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Jealous, jealous, jealous! Everything looks fab, and you look so happy, Kath! 🙂 Enjoy your last day in the sun today! 😀
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
I’m listening to The Great Alone on Audiobook and it is really great! 🙂
Your hair looks so pretty in the date night photo! I just bought The Great Alone (at Costco of all places) and am so excited to dive in. I loved The Nightengale, so I have high hopes.
Thanks! It’s really good from the start : )
Pimento cheese!!! Probably the thing I miss the most now that we’re vegan. It stinks about the cold weather but it looks like y’all are making the most of it.
I think you should make one vegan exception and just eat pimento cheese. You could be a pimentarian!
What do you think of this season’s Survivor? I love the concept f Ghost Island, but feel that the casting just isn’t delivering this season. The one person I really find interesting is Donathan (partially due to his name!!!). I’m rooting for that guy. 🙂
I’m enjoying it! I think the first half of the season is always a little blah until the game play gets good post merge. I love Donathan too! He’s a character. Ghost Island is OK – I wish they’d let them play the game every time. It’s so sad when they get there and don’t even get to play.
Agreed! I wish that every visit to Ghost Island either involved the playing of a game with reward or some type of clue, so the individual needs to work a little bit harder for an advantage.
Jo Buchman says
I just finished listening to The Great Alone audio book. I check out audio books from the library and use them as motivation to get in more running/walking. I only allow myself to listen while exercising. The Great Alone was so good I think I set a record number of miles for March! And I also relaxed my “only while exercising” rule and also allowed myself to listen while cleaning house:)
That’s such a great philosophy! I’m like that with podcasts 🙂
Do you already know “What should I read next” (Podcast?) It’s filled with book recommendations, I love it!
No sounds good!!
Tue host has a great voice, I binge listened through many episodes and The Great Alone was actually one of her recommendations! 🙂
Me too! Love Anne Bogel https://modernmrsdarcy.com/what-should-i-read-next/
I just finished both those books this week. I cried several times during The Great Alone. Hope you love it too!
This trip looks so relaxing! Full of the things that make life “rich” (in the philosophical sense). Self care, no rushing, quality family time, good food, and beautiful nature. Moments like these are good for the soul.
That Aqua dinner looks amazing! We spent a week on Tybee in March, as we do every-other-year, and it was so chilly! The chilliest we’ve ever had. There was a fair amount of sun and we had a great time doing non-beach things, but still, it doesn’t quite feel like a beach vacation when there’s layers involved 🙂 We did, however, enjoy some delicious conch fritters also.
According to the calendar Spring has technically arrived in Whistler, BC. But Mother Nature still isn’t sure and because of her indecisiveness we have had a few days of snow flurries this week! I am so over the snow and can not wait for full on Spring to arrive! It has been a LONG winter!
I remember Shrinky Dinks when I was a kid. So much fun! I didn’t even know they were still around?!!
I love that first pic!! So cute & fun 🙂
I also just finished Evelyn Hugo. Very good. Maybe I’ll read the Great Alone next!
Shrinky Dinks? omg I didn’t know they still made them! Where did you find them? I must get some.
I had no idea that shrinky dinks were still around – I loved those as a kid! My oldest is the same age as Mazen – isn’t it fun now that they’re getting to the age where they can play those games we remember from childhood?
Where is the hammock from? Looking for a good recommendation!
It’s an ENO double hammock. So great for hanging up anywhere like park trees to back yards.
Food looks delish! What are your favorite all time books? You turned me on to Lianne Moriaty so I’d definitely love some recs!
Here are the ones that come to mind:
I Shall Be Near To You
The Light Between Oceans
Anything Elin Hilderbrand
Thanks for the recs!!
Great photo report as always! I love to come back to your blog, best regards 🙂
Looks like such a fun and relaxing time and that cocktail sounds incredible!
You should get a commission from Amazon! I’m ordering both the books you mentioned!
I do 🙂
Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) says
Ooooh wow – The baked oysters and grit cake both sound and look incredible!!
Hi Kath! What did you guys put in that salad you seeved with spaghetti? My salads never look that yummy!
My dad made it! It was a mix of a bunch of Greek-themed stuff like cucumber, tomatoes, olives and feta.
This gnocchi looks very good!