Ready for more vacation recapping? Sweet. Me too 😉 Lucky for us Em’s fever broke about 11PM Thursday night and we all got a good night sleep for a fun filled day yesterday. We naturally woke up around 7:30 and had a leisurely breakfast at the house before heading out for the morning.
Chris and I knew that we wanted to get a run in yesterday so after looking over different parks and trails we decided on the Jarvis Creek Park. The park has playgrounds, docks, bathrooms, and a loop around the lagoon for running. Perfect! Online it said the loop was 1.1 miles so we thought a quick 3-miler would be perfect. It was pretty chilly out yesterday morning and overcast but the trail was still beautiful.
I am not sure who measured the trail but according to my Garmin it was actually about t0.8 miles around. I did one loop with Chris before he took off and I pushed Emmalyne for another 2. Then he grabbed her so I could run my final lap solo. I ended up doing exactly 3.25 miles in 29:56. A nice way to start the day 😉
We hung out at the small playground for awhile after with Emmalyne so she could get some energy out. She loves going down the slides and playing with the wheels. She also kicked her soccer ball up and down the field. Girl is a natural!
Before we knew it it was time for lunch. One of our favorite Hilton Head Island lunch spots, the Market Street Cafe, participates in Operation R&R so we headed down to Coligny Plaza for some food. I got the Greek steak pita which is delicious. It’s warm steak with feta, lettuce, and tomato in a huge pita. Seriously hits the spot. The restaurant ended up covering our entire meal which was so sweet and thoughtful!
After lunch it was time for a nap for the Emster so we headed home. Chris caught up on March Madness (Arizona WON on Thursday night – take that haters 😉 and I primped and spent some to myself. Bliss.
When the princess roused from her slumber we headed to The Sandbox: An Interactive Children’s Museum for a few hours of fun. There were tons of fun stations for Em to explore. There was a grocery and kitchen area, a pirate ship, a dress up station, blocks, a sand box, toddler area, and craft room. We spent a couple of hours having a good old time.
When we reached our limit it was time to head to Wing Fest. I have professed my love for buffalo wings on the el-blogo many times and was pretty excited to find out the annual Wing Fest was happening. We were able to go to the pre-party. There was a $5 admission and then tickets were sold for $1 each. Different restaurants set up tents and had specials for wings. We tried 3 different restaurants and ended with a cupcake.
We packed up most of our stuff last night to hit the road by 10AM this morning. I can’t thank Operation R&R enough for such an awesome weekend. We really needed this time to reconnect and focus on our family. With Chris’ hours and stress levels it was nice to totally cut back and enjoy ourselves. Heading back to Savannah refreshed and ready for the rest of his command time 🙂