On The Road Again….Hilton Head Island

I had great intentions of taking pictures and journaling our entire trip. That’s always my plan when we travel. The problem is, I get caught up in enjoying everything that I forget to take pictures. So, I’ll just share a few of my random pictures. I hope they make sense and give you an idea of how beautiful and fun Hilton Head Island is. I have always heard of Hilton Head and I love anywhere in the East. I wasn’t disappointed!

We traveled with a sweet couple that are dear friends of ours. Traveling with friends is always fun and this couple is so easy to be around and oh, so much fun. The guys golfed several times and us girls….shopped! I know, you are shocked! The week went fast. We dined at delicious restaurants, shopped, golfed, rode bikes…..yes, you read that right…rode bikes. I can’t even remember the last time I rode a bike…..needless to say, I was a bit nervous about that as everyone was very excited about riding bikes and I secretly was worried I would ruin their time by not being able to stay up on a bike! All was well…..I rode around the parking lot a few times and I did it! Hallelujah! I had to keep my eyes on the road because if I looked up I would go all over the place. It got easier after the third hour of biking. What a beautiful place to ride bikes, that is for sure! My only catastrophe was when the riding path narrowed and went between two trees; a young man was coming my way and he went off the path so I could squeeze in between the trees. He crashed. I looked back and said, “so sorry!” He was riding with a young lady and they were having a fun time….I think he was okay….at least he was laughing. Guess what? I think I like riding bikes! I’m now looking at bikes to buy and deciding what I want. It must have a basket and a bell….very important. The bell will come in handy instead of saying “coming through!” I’ll keep you posted of what I decide on.

Okay, enough of that….here are a few pictures of our week. Remember, I didn’t do too well in the picture department.

I found this map of Hilton Head. It is about 2 hours from Charleston, SC! We flew in to Charleston and rented a car for the week.
This was our first stop for dinner! Delicious and the atmosphere was so fun! They had a huge aquarium that was very intriguing. I saw Nemo and Dory. They looked happy.
How can you not have Key Lime Pie! This was one of a couple for the week. What diet?
We were out shopping and found a great place for a salad. My friend, ordered a Mango Tea! The glass was so pretty, I had to take a picture. I thought it turned out great! She looked very pretty and matched her drink. This could be an advertisement for them!
I love the ocean! There is something about watching and listening to the waves. So peaceful to me! Except for the jelly fish laying around.
Jim and I strolled down the beach. Yes, my hair is huge….in humid weather, my hair gets bigger and bigger. I don’t know what I’d do if I lived there!
Friends are friends forever!
There it is….the bike path…..my favorite was when the path was very wide and no people.
This was like a boardwalk where the boats were….so beautiful! Looks like we are all taking a break!
We were posing for this picture to look like we had a rough 3 hours biking….my rough look was a bit more rough than my friend!
There they are! Our little golfers! Aren’t they cute? Especially the one in the orange jacket. By the way, they had an alligator on one of their holes by the water. Fortunately, they weren’t eaten.
This is the sign next to were we stayed. Not very comforting.
This is the drive up to one of the golf courses. What a view. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the summer…..and the fall.
Beautiful flowers everywhere and it wasn’t even in full bloom yet.
Love this view. We dined at a restaurant in this area.
What is this!? Oh, this is my view as we flew in to our part of Texas. Oil fields as far as you can see. Back to reality!

Thanks so much for following along with me on our trip to Hilton Head! I can now mark it off my bucket list! Have you been there? What was your favorite thing to do while there?

I wonder where to next? We will see.

Where Has She Been!?

What fun I’ve been having lately!  I’ve been getting so many notes asking where I’ve been and how much they’ve missed me!  NOT!  Well, maybe a couple.

Here is a re-cap of life since the first of the year, you know, when I made my list of goals to get more writing done and to get to my goal weight!  Yep, that one!

By the way, I’m fast approaching my 59th birthday and I am determined to get to my goal weight before I get out of my 50’s.  Surely, surely, surely….I can do that…..why can’t I get serious, I don’t know?  More on that later!

We just returned from a week on a Disney Cruise.  This was a cruise we planned just for us (my husband and I) and our two granddaughters.  They are growing up so fast and we were thinking of ways to spend some special time with them.  We came up with the idea of a cruise.Woohoo!!! We had so much fun and what a treat to have these two cuties to visit, play and see some beautiful sites with.   If you are wanting to spend special time with a grandchild…take them on a get away trip.  You will love it.  The entire week was so special, and one particular evening as we were getting ready for dinner, our youngest granddaughter got the giggles. She was  singing, dancing and couldn’t stop laughing.  It was actually comical after a while. Big sister caught the giggles, too.  We loved every second of our trip with those two.

A few weeks before our Disney Cruise we spent a week in Branson, MO.  If you know me, that is one of my favorite spots.  We took my mom and we enjoyed 3 days of a Southern Gospel Praisefest. If you enjoy Southern Gospel music, you might really enjoy the Praisefest.  The event was sold out with almost 3,oo0 people and we had great seats up front.  This was our fourth year to attend and we already have our tickets for next year.  Relaxing, shopping, shows and site seeing were on the list of to do’s for the week!

Throw in a couple of birthdays, traveling to the Hill Country several times to see our grandkiddos, a couple of concerts and a golf tournament, Valentine’s Day, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, a writer’s conference and here we are….no finished book and still at the very same weight!

Our next two big trips are to Canada and Hawaii.  I will tell you about those soon.

At the first of the year, I had so many plans to get more writing done.  I’ve even had a couple more book ideas.  Maybe when it slows down a little bit.

My biggest concern in the writing department is, and I’ve heard this for awhile, before a publisher/agent will even talk to you, they want to know how many followers you have on social media.  That is what stops me because I don’t push for people to follow me.  I don’t even pass out my business cards with my info on it like I’m supposed to.  I don’t feel comfortable doing that.  So, I’m going to start slowly and try to gain more followers.  How?  I don’t know.  I’ll start with this:  If you would like to follow me on my social media, just know that I do not share your address with anyone.  Matter of fact, I wouldn’t know how to do that, anyway. I am working on my schedule of postings and writings on the various social links.  I’ve listened to so many ideas of what other’s do and I’m trying to get my own style down.  What’s your style, Beverly?  I don’t know.  I’m just taking a stab at some different ways to see what works for me.  So, for my faithful readers, I hope you are patient with me.

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I heard someone say, Beverly, what do you write about anyway?  I’m so glad you asked.  My favorite thing to write about is anything that encourages others in their walk with Christ.  I believe we are here for a purpose and we can enjoy our journey and live our lives to the fullest all the while honoring our Heavenly Father in all that we do.

And what do I do?  Good question….

I love and do…..

My Family

Home

Decorating

Cleaning, yep, cleaning…

Cooking, not really.

Friends

Reading

Writing

Bible Study

Organizing

Crafting

Genealogy

Travel

Shopping

Blogging

The list goes on and on and on and on……I have to stop somewhere.

I like to tie all those things up and use them to glorify my Savior.  Oh, yes, I blow it many times, trust me..but, I get back up and start all over again when I do blow it!  I’m not perfect and never will be and I’m so thankful for God’s Grace in my life!

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

I Corinthians 10:31

So, there you go…that’s where I’ve been lately.

Thank you for being part of my blogging world…..and hopefully, social media world.

Until next time…