Quick Hilton Head Weekend

///Quick Hilton Head Weekend

Quick Hilton Head Weekend

Happy Monday, friends!

How was your weekend?  I hope it was a good one.

Mine turned out to be spectacular!  The hubs and I made an unplanned last minute trip to Hilton Head Island.  I had a serious case of beach fever that hit hard and wasn’t going anywhere!  Luckily I took to Priceline and scored a deal on a last minute hotel room.

Views like this are the only actual cure for a case of beach fever!

Hilton Head Island Tidal Pools

Plus, I got this awesome chair and umbrella set up for my birthday last year and only got to use it once before it got cold!  So basically my reasoning to go was..

A… cure beach fever.

B…. use new umbrella and chairs.

Hilton Head Island Chair and Umbrella

Even though we booked a last minute, Priceline deal with a garden view, somehow we ended up with this really pretty view out of our room.  Over the horizon is the beach.

Hilton Head Island "oceanview"

For dinner I brought my favorite dress and we went to Redfish.

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The have a really yummy cheese plate.

Red Fish Cheese Plate

And also the most spectacular burger ever!  A shrimp and lobster burger.  YES—shrimp and lobster!  With Cajun seasoning.  It is as good as it sounds.

Red Fish Shrimp and Lobster Burger

We woke up early Sunday to spend the morning at the beach.  I love getting there before the crowds arrive.

Hilton Head Island Low Tide

Before we left for home we stopped at another favorite of mine, Skull Creek Boathouse.

Hilton Head Skull Creek Boat House

We munched on fresh ceviche.

Skull Creek Boat House Ceviche

Next up was a tuna sampler from the raw bar.

Hilton Head Skull Creek Boat House Tuna Sampler

And finally some little neck clams in a divine butter sauce.

Skull Creek Boat House Clams

The seafood and the beach was absolute perfection!

Hilton Head Skull Creek Boat House

The only problem is it went by way too fast!  I think the trip might have only been a little Band-Aid fix for my beach fever.  Regardless, I’m so glad we got to go.  I love and adore these mountains I live in, but I’ll always be a bit of a beach girl at heart.

On a side note, my friend Melanie, who has been battling leukemia, left yesterday for her stem cell transplant in Chapel Hill.  She has some tests this week and the actual procedure is next week.  Please keep her in your prayers!

I hope you have an amazing start to the week!  Please come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing the recipe for that Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad.  It includes some tricks to get in on the table in no time!

And of course, have a Marvelous Monday! Thanks for the linkup Katie.

Your turn!

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  1. Mary Beth Jackson June 28, 2015 at 7:15 am - Reply

    The hubby and I spent last weekend at the beach too- we were at Captiva 🙂 beach weekends are the best and I agree, they go to fast!
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    • JulieWunder June 28, 2015 at 7:53 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you got to go too! Captiva is a gorgeous place!

  2. April June 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I have always heard of Hilton Head, but I’ve never been there. We always go to Destin, Florida, where there used to be small crowds. Now it’s super crowded. 🙁 Still beautiful though! I am a beach girl too, so I can totally relate to this.
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  3. kathyboggs June 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Never been to Hilton Head. Thank you for the beautiful pictures! Speaking of beautiful, you are getting more beautiful all the time! Maybe not having to be up so early is really helping you. Don’t get me wrong, you have always been beautiful! You just look so rested! Still miss you on the news! Etowah, N.C.

  4. Renee June 23, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Love Hilton Head before kids we went there every summer for a family vaca! Your post makes me want to go back ASAP.
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  5. Andrea June 23, 2015 at 7:05 am - Reply

    All that seafood- Yum!!!! I love last minute trips. The expectations are not as high so nice garden views and hanging out with your new beach chairs are extra fun! I’ve never been to Hilton Head- someday.
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    • JulieWunder June 23, 2015 at 9:23 am - Reply

      I know! The hubs and I tend to binge eat seafood on vaca. We take it very seriously! haha! You would love Hilton Head.

  6. Beth @ Running with the Sunrise June 22, 2015 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! You’re making me miss living near the coast! It’s been too long since I’ve seen the ocean. Glad you guys got a good deal and had a wonderful weekend! Happy Monday!
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  7. Haven’t been to Hilton Head since I was a little girl. Looks really beautiful and looks like you had a great get away
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  8. Annette @ Sweating Through Life June 22, 2015 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Those views look so fantastic!! Glad you got to use your umbrella chairs:)
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  9. Lindsey June 22, 2015 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Last minute trips are the best, especially when it’s to Hilton Head! That’s a great vacation spot. I love your lace dress!
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  10. Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks June 22, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I have never been to the Outer Banks! It’s on my to do list 🙂
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  11. Jessie June 22, 2015 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Unexpected trips are the best! Looks like you made the most out of your time. I’m still drooling over that burger. I feel like someone (hint hint you hint hint) needs to try & recreate this burger.

    Sending prayers to your friend Melanie. God bless her!

  12. Heather @Fit n Cookies June 22, 2015 at 10:56 am - Reply

    What a fun weekend! I’m glad you were able to get there even just for a few days. I also have beach fever. I’m hopeful out vacation at the lake will take care of that in a month or so 🙂
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  13. emily | shell chic'd June 22, 2015 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Oh this looks so fun! I haven’t been to Hilton Head in ages, forgot how beautiful it is down there! And I adoreee your dress. Sending positive vibes for Melanie!
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    • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you Emily! Hilton Head is my favorite little weekend trip right now 🙂 Thank you for the positive vibes!

  14. Annmarie June 22, 2015 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Looks like such an amazing weekend! LOVE that dress on you! 🙂
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  15. Jamie June 22, 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Sending lots of prayers Melanie’s way. One wonderful part of my weekend was binge watching Netflix. I wish we had beach weather, but I made the most of the dreary rain and caught up on sleep and relaxed all weekend! Very jealous of your beach getaway! It sounds absolutely perfect : ) Hope you have a fantastic day!

    • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      That sounds fabulous!!! My in laws had a rainy weekend too 🙁 Bummer!

  16. Blane Sherer June 22, 2015 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Glad you had such a great beach weekend. Love the pictures. I had a Great Father’s Day Weekend ! Thoughts and prayers for your friend Melanie.

    • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Blane! The prayers are much appreciated!

  17. Danyelle Musselman June 22, 2015 at 9:54 am - Reply

    You had me at “shrimp and lobster burger!” Looks like a great trip!

  18. Jess @hellotofit June 22, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Melanie is in my prayers today! Looks like you guys had the perfect weekend to ring in summer 🙂 I want that burger!
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    • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jess! The prayers are much appreciated!

  19. jill conyers June 22, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Heavenly! I need to be there now!

    Prayers to your friend Melanie.
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  20. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie June 22, 2015 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Love Hilton Head! Sometimes, you just have to get away to the beach even if it is just for a day!

    Praying for your friend Melanie today! Please keep us updated.

    • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      I thought you’d agree with me 🙂 It’s that pesky wanderlust…. 🙂

  21. Dan Steadman June 22, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

    just one? I spent Saturday chillin’ at the kiddie pool and sprinkler with my youngest until the storms hit…yesterday got to go hike with my wife and kiddos up Mount Pisgah

    • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:34 pm - Reply

      What a fun weekend!! So glad you had a good one. THanks for sharing!

  22. Shelley June 22, 2015 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Your view was breathtaking! Makes me want to go and quite honestly, I am NOT a beach girl! ha! I do love pretty gardens though and all those wonderful palm trees that unfortunately do not grow in our magical mountains!

    • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      I love me some palm trees! Great to see you today!

  23. Susie @ SuzLyfe June 22, 2015 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Take me back to the beach. NOW
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  24. Terri Waller June 22, 2015 at 6:09 am - Reply

    I loved your statement about loving the mountains, but always being a beach girl at heart, that is me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I really enjoy your blog and reading about your travels thanks for sharing, Terri Waller

    • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Terri! I don’t want to take anything away from the mountains because I love it here and I don’t ever want to move… BUT the beach CALLS me sometimes 🙂

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