Together with Friends at the Beach

by jessicaturner on May 10, 2012

Our ResortQuest condo is spacious and sleeps eight, so we invited our dear friends the Costners (who moved a little less than a year ago to North Carolina) to join us for the second half of the week. Hubby Matt couldn’t come, but sweet Alyson and baby Max arrived last night.

We are so thrilled to have them here.

{That’s another great thing about vacation rentals – often they are spacious enough to vacation with family or friends.}

This morning we hit the beach bright and early with all the kids and a lot of gear in tow.

We stayed for more than two hours and had an absolute blast playing and enjoying the beautiful Hilton Head weather. I can’t say enough about this place. It is magical, picturesque and serene – everything you would hope for a beach vacation.

It is so fun to watch little kids play and discover, isn’t it?

Elias loves running in the ocean waves and building sandcastles. He is joyous over every tiny sea creature we find.

Max had never been to the beach before today and he LOVED the sand. He crawled and explored to his heart’s content.

And Adeline, oh Adeline. She thinks she is as big as her brother and loved playing in the water.

But her nap time hit and she slept in our little beach tent, snoring to the sounds of the waves.

This afternoon we went to Coligny Plaza and let the kids play in the fountains. Elias and Max were hesitant at first, while Adeline was fearless.

She would stick her finger in the hole that the water sprayed from, get sprayed in the face, shake her head, laugh and do it again.It was hilarious and I think they were all sad to come back to the condo to nap. :) Granted, the babies both fell asleep in the car, so they were definitely ready!

We are really enjoying watching them form little friendships. What a special blessing.

Tonight we are going on a dolphin tour and are really looking forward to getting on the water.

Have you ever vacationed with friends?

Disclosure: ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals generously provided the accommodations at our amazing Sea Pines condo and inspired this week’s Hilton Head vacation series. All sight-seeing adventures and opinions are my own!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathy May 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Where did you get the great beach tent? Looks like that came in really handy! It’s so fun watching them play and explore in the sand and water. We took our son to the beach right before he turned 2 and he loved it. Looking forward to taking my twin girls with us next time we go. It’s hard being landlocked in TN!!!


jessicaturner May 11, 2012 at 6:02 am

On Amazon – check out the link in the post. It takes two minutes to set up and is really darling! I think we will get a lot of use out of it at home and at the beach!


Marissa May 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I sure hope the fountain wasn’t the only thing you found at Coligny! How was Rita’s!?!?


jessicaturner May 11, 2012 at 5:57 am

You are so funny! We didn’t have time to go to Rita’s, but if we don’t get there today, I promise I will go get some in Nashville. :) Love you!


Carol May 10, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Nope, never vacationed with friends, but what an original idea!


Mrs. G May 11, 2012 at 9:17 am

I love Coligny! They were just finishing the fountain when we were there on our last vacation. Looks like you are having a blast… I’m so jealous!!!


Lis May 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

I love the beach tent! Wish I had thought of that when my son was a babe.


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