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Tuesday was our last day in Hilton Head before coming home. We woke up and hit the 8 am class at Reebok Crossfit Coastal Carolina. They start off every class with a question, something to break the ice and get everyone thinking a little. The question of the day was “Would you rather meet your descendants or your ancestors?”. I chose ancestors because I think it would be neat to see what life was like for the people we came from. We did a tough hero workout called “Big Sexy” which had deadlifts, burpees, cleans, chest to bar pull-ups, thrusters, and muscle ups. The weights for the lifts were HEAVY and I had to scale a lot. Here at home we’re really spoiled with the huge amount of space we have to work out in, but at RCCC they have a much smaller area for everyone to be in. We had to partner up on the barbell and even still people were lifting under others doing muscle ups. Everyone was very aware of what was going on and it ended up being a great workout even with limited space.

We got back to the house, showered, and grabbed a quick breakfast before riding bikes with Tommy and Alysha to the farmer’s market at the Sea Pines Community Center. There were lots of tents set up with fresh fish and veggies, crab cakes, pies, strawberry shortcakes, jewelry, dog collars, and much more.

After seeing the super cute tanks and shorts the girls had gotten from Coligny Plaza the day before, I really wanted to go check it out. Josh and I stopped at Java Burrito for lunch on our way. Java Burrito is a burrito and coffee bar, similar to a Chipotle but better in my opinion. The ingredients were really fresh and delicious. I got a burrito bowl with cilantro lime rice, pulled pork, grilled veggies, and a peach salsa. Josh also ordered a burrito bowl, but with local fish. They even grilled it fresh when he ordered it. “Delicious. Fresh. Goodness.” is definitely the perfect slogan for them.

We walked around Coligny Plaza for awhile. We stopped in at Blue Moon (where the girls had shopped yesterday) and I got the softest, most comfortable shorts ever. Josh wanted to try a new coffee, so we stopped in at Caretta Coffee Co. for him to get a cold brew nitro. I very much dislike coffee, but he loved it and was ready to go for an afternoon of shopping! We passed t-shirt shops, a daiquiri bar, a candy store, and restaurants. When we saw Sweet Carolina Cupcakes, I knew we had to check it out. We got a strawberry shortcake cupcake to go. It was a white cupcake with a strawberry “jam” filling and vanilla buttercream frosting- very yummy! We also stopped in at Coligny Deli & Grill/The Ice Cream Cone for ice cream. I had the Snick-a-Ripple (fudge and caramel swirls in peanut butter ice cream) and Josh got a fresh made warm Belgian waffle bowl with chocolate fetish ice cream, mixed nuts, whipped cream, a cherry, and hot fudge drizzle. Very much worth the stop!

Alysha texted me while we were eating ice cream that a woman was coming to move the sea turtle eggs. Sea Pines was getting ready to begin renovating the beach and wanted to move the eggs to somewhere safer. We headed back to the house and I biked down to the beach to meet the rest of the family. My mom took me to the sea turtle nest- someone had formed a ring around the nest so it could easily be found. We waited for almost an hour and a half and the woman never came, much to our dismay, so we packed up all the beach stuff and biked home to get ready for dinner.   

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Everyone was really in the mood for sushi, so we perused Yelp until we found a sushi restaurant that sounded good. Derrick and Lys stayed at the house to order Papa John’s and relax and the rest of us headed to Okko. When we got there, we realized it was the same sushi restaurant that Kylie and Mitchell had eaten at on their honeymoon a few years ago and they hadn’t realized before we arrived. Okko was amazing and some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. There were so many choices to pick from, definitely something for everyone. Josh and I ordered the tuna bowl for an appetizer- spicy tuna with sriracha sauce, and onion masago on chips. For our main meal, we ordered the spicy scallop roll, spicy tuna roll, angry bird roll (spicy tuna, king crab, and avocado topped with shrimp tempura and wasabi sauce), and sapporo roll (spicy scallop crunch and cucumber wrapped in soybean paper and topped with spicy tuna). We cleaned our plate good. My siblings and my dad (can you believe it?!) all ordered sushi as well, while my mom ordered pineapple rice with chicken (fried rice, pineapple chunks, sweet peas, cashews, carrots, and raisins). What made it really cool was that it was served in half a pineapple. It was a ton of food and after my mom was full, my dad finished it off in a flash…I think if we ever went back, that’s what he would get for sure.

After everyone was stuffed from a fantastic dinner, we went to Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf for putt-putt. It was packed. I mean, who doesn’t love a good game of putt-putt on vacation? We chose the easier course because it seemed to be less crowded. They advertised it was easier, but I still totally got my butt kicked. The atmosphere was awesome- anything pirate-y you could think of- canons, waterfalls, alligators, a pirate ship- all around. Definitely one of my favorite putt-putt places we’ve been to.   

Right as we finished our game, we were able to catch the start of the fireworks show at Shelter Cove from the parking lot. I love fireworks so I was happy to be able to see them for a bit. We didn’t have much time before Hilton Head Ice Cream closed, so we quickly headed over. I got mint oreo in a waffle cone and Josh had cookie monster in a waffle cone. Neither disappointed (although I must say, if I ever venture back to Hilton Head, I will hands down be getting the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream from HHI).  

I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect end to our adventures in Hilton Head!

    

 

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