Happy Monday! Today I woke up and felt like I had been hit by a semi-truck. I am beat from the weekend. We got in a week’s worth of
eating fun into a three day trip.
Friday after school, we hopped in the car and headed to Hilton Head Island. By the time we made it onto the island, we were absolutely starving. I looked up a few restaurants before we chose the Skull Creek Boathouse. There was a short wait for a table, but the view was a good distraction.
They had a nice sitting area out back with Adirondack chairs and music. We got to watch the sun set while waiting for our table. (Notice I’m still in my work clothes. I told you we were in a hurry!)
I think Maddux looks especially handsome in the glow from the sunset. 😉
When we were taken to our table, we noticed we were one of the lucky few to get seated in a booth. The restaurant has a bar atmosphere, but at our table it seemed like we were at a fancy-shmancy table. That is my official restaurant-reviewing lingo. (I have to apologize, because he next few photos are extremely dark and blurry. I forgot to charge my DSLR for the first half of our trip, as if you couldn’t already tell by this iPhone photo-filled post. I failed as a mother and blogger. ;))
The food was also much less bar-like than you would have guessed. We started with a salad to share. The Green Goddess Caesar was chopped romaine, avocado, croutons, parmesan pecorino cheese blend, and green goddess dressing. It was SO good. I wish we hadn’t decided to share it!
For my entree, I ordered the Coco-Seared Scallops. Oh my gosh. They were out of this world! They were grilled in coconut butter, topped with pineapple salsa, and served with yukon gold smashed potatoes and green beans.
After dinner, we headed back to the hotel, watched a little football, and passed out. The next morning, there was a race taking place outside of our hotel. I guess that motivated me, because I headed to the gym and completed my very own 5k. After running in the very warm gym, I looked like someone dunked me in the pool head first. Gross.
The baby must have been inspired, too, because he sat up on his own for the first time. He did it about fifteen times in a row. I’m assuming he was working his core.
After our workouts, we spent some time by the pool. Don’t worry, the baby is in the shade.
After a few minutes by the pool, we got all cleaned up for lunch! He clearly hasn’t learned to pose for pictures yet.
Which is too bad, because he was wearing a sweet beach hoodie.
They have been in business for 26 years and have definitely perfected their menu. Everything is delicious! We started with garlic hummus and warm pita triangles. This is after we ate half of the plate. We couldn’t wait to dig in.
The owner recommended the shrimp and crab wrap, which was lightly seasoned crab meat and shrimp mixed with mayonnaise and a touch of dill. I chose to have it in a sun-dried tomato wrap served up next to their delicious potato salad.
Their dessert menu was on the chalkboard directly above our table. I took that as a sign that we needed to order something! The waitress said that the peanut butter fudge cake was her favorite. She has good taste. It was peanut butter and chocolate heaven! 😉 Next time, though, I’m trying the cheesecake cupcake. That sounded ridiculously good, too.
The owner and staff were so welcoming! Unfortunately, we were in and out the whole time with a fussy baby. Maddux was not having it! We ended up scarfing down our food and strolling him around for a bit in Coligny Plaza to calm him down.
After he finally calmed down, mom and dad needed a little liquid relaxation. We stopped at Frosty Frog and got a frozen Hurricane to share. I had a few sips and it was strong!
Yes, we had a baby in a bar.
Congratulations, you made it through the first post! 😉 I’ll recap the rest of the trip tomorrow. After this, I finally started to use my “real” camera! Whoop!
What was one fun thing YOU did this weekend?