Happy Biggest Loser Day all! BTW ~ BEST Discovery of the week ~ NBC has an IPAD app that lets you watch full episodes of their shows, like Biggest Loser ~ side note LOL!
We had a leisurely morning this morning cooking breakfast in before heading to the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island..
The museum itself teaches you all about Low Country and Hilton Head Island. After walking through the museum and watching their video, you can take a self guided tour to check out all the buildings and artwork.
There are a few places you can walk out to the pier and look at Salt Marshes.
The marshes look like quick sand with grass and a river flowing through it. The water actually increases and decreases with the hi and low tides.
Fun Fact ~ there are over 250 species of birds on the island.
There are also lizards and a ton of bugs . I have pretty much decided I do like No-See-Um’s at all ~ they are biting flies that for some reason like to bite me.
If you look closely at the ground you will see a ton of little things moving and bubbles in the mud. Really, what you are seeing are thousands of these crazy crabs with one really strong arm/claw!
Some of the bugs I do not mind though ~ they have a butterfly garden on site too.
As you walk along the trail you have the chance to see all types of trees, bushes and flowers.
I like the idea of a Bog Garden…..I have to admit it, I totally wanted to touch the Venus Fly Traps but they do not let you.
The path circles around the entire farm and is full of these crazy looking trees that have Spanish Moss all over them. For those flower fans, Spanish Moss is used to grow orchids sometimes.
My clown totally wanted to pose with it as his “hair”
The funny part though is that he was too freaked out by it to get too close LOL.
There are a bunch of older buildings and barns that they have preserved as part of the original plantation.
There is random artwork like this Mosaic Hand scattered throughout the trail as well.
I thought this one looked like a modern elephant, The Husband thought I was crazy
The next 2 pictures are for all the Dentists/Assistants/Hygienists out there, like my sis!
This picture totally makes me think ~ FALL!
After all that walking, we decided it was time for lunch. I have been totally dying to go to One Hot Mama’s ever since we arrived. For those who watch The Next Food Network Star this is the restaurant Orchid owns ~ Yes, she was there too!!!
They have indoor seating and outdoor seating.
I actually wasn’t super hungry but knew there were a few things I HAD to sample.
HOT ASIAN WINGS ~ honestly the BEST wings I’ve ever eaten. They are smoked with a sweet & spicy BBQ sauce that has a slight Asian flare.
I split these with The Husband and totally wished we had more as soon as we were done
Mac N Cheese! This was the one dish on the show that everyone LOVED so I knew we had to try it.
It did not disappoint ~ it’s super cheesy, gooey and total southern comfort food.
Are you all ready for this crazy concoction? My Meat-a-tarian ordered The Big Daddy Sandwich.
Smoked Pulled Pork & Beef Brisket topped with chipotle mayo, melting pepper jack cheese, crispy onions, BBQ Sauce and coleslaw on a toasted buttery bun!
What makes this sandwich amazing is all the textures, the sweet and spicy BBQ sauce that pairs well with the smoked meats and cool coleslaw. IT’S HUGE, but, I still managed to steal a couple of bites.
After “Linner” (Lunch/dinner), we headed over to South Beach. There are a few cute shops and a lot of restaurants.
These birds have a “Southern Accent” when they talk ~ awesome!
The thing I find crazy about South Beach and owning a boat here, is that your boat just sits on the ground in the mud until the tide comes back in.
This is the boat ramp with absolutely NO WATER since it is low tide. I guess if you are out for the day, you have to wait for high tide to come back LOL.
We saw another lizard hanging on on the palm tree…..
But, I guess we freaked him out taking his picture because he turned brown to blend in with the tree bark right before our eyes….COOL!
Our last stop of the day was to visit the beach to check out the Atlantic Ocean.
The sand is cold like walking on tiles and super soft at first, but, the closer you get to the water, it is hard enough to bike on. Yup, these people are literally biking on the sand along the ocean.
The water is completely FREEZING but it didn’t stop us from walking along the shore, collecting sea shells and checking out all the hermit crabs.
We have had amazing weather with sunshine in the 70’s all week, but, tomorrow it is supposed to rain so I am not sure what we will end up doing.
I’ve heard that we are bowling boys against girls and the winner picks the movie we are watching LOL.
We are heading out to Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday and The Husband wants to see a real alligator….other than that, everything is up in the air