Hello from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina! We got up here last night and have settled in quite nicely. For my Fort Stewart friends you need to check this out. We are here with Operation R&R. Operation R&R is a nonprofit organization that works to provide an opportunity for Service Members to spend quality time with their families upon return from deployment. Local property owners donate their homes and villa to fulfill this purpose. Operation R&R Hilton Head serves Service Members from Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Benning, and Beaufort Marine Corps Air Base. To qualify, your Service Member must have been deployed at some point over the last 2 years. Chris’ 2 year anniversary of coming home from Afghanistan is next month so we made it in by the skin of our teeth.
Hilton Head Island is a convenient 1-hour drive from where we live just outside of Savannah. Chris and I hit up the noon CrossFit class yesterday, grabbed groceries, and loaded Em into the car and hit the road. Going into it we knew we were getting a 3-bedroom house in a timeshare community but didn’t know much more. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised! Jack met us at the club house and showed us around. The complex includes lounging areas, a pool table, a (small) fitness center, and pools. We then headed to our house and were SHOCKED.
How cute is this place? Inside, it is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house. Operation R&R is for the Service Member and their immediate family so there is plenty of space for several kiddos. When we walked in we were greeted with a spacious living area.
One of the best things about staying in a timeshare home is that there is a full kitchen. When we got settled in last night I whipped up some oven baked tacos. We also brought some food from home so we could make breakfasts in the morning and have healthy snacks on hand. LOVE.
In our house, there are two master suites with attached bathrooms and then an extra bedroom and separate bath. This is so much better than staying in a hotel with Em in the room with us. Here, she has her own room (we brought our pack-and-play) and we should all get a good night sleep 🙂
I am really excited for the fun things have planned during our stay. Shopping anyone?? 😉 Word on the street is is that there is a Wing Festival and you all know how much I love buffalo wings.