From Sandy Beaches to Muddy Cornfields!

Oh boy, am I excited to write this post! I left off my last post at Tuesday of vacation and the rest of the week was jam-packed with fun adventures. So, I am quite happy to sit down, type away and reminisce on all the fun we had.

On Wednesday we had a slow day, but then decided to have an eventful night and go on a sunset dolphin tour. (Hey mom, great idea, it was awesome!) While I didn't snag very many great photos of dolphins, I did take quite a few decent pictures of the sunset and some of our surroundings. I also met an extremely nice man from India (he now lives in North Carolina) who renewed my desire for a new Nikon camera and lens. Mine is so outdated it can't even adjust to sunlight. Terrible, I know. I'm planning to start a "camera fund" by throwing my extra change into a mason jar. I wonder how long it will take to save up $700-$800 (or more) in spare change. Stay tuned to find out! Hah.

Mom and I on the Vagabond.
Thursday was the busiest day of our entire vacation..and I was awake from sunrise to sunset. No, I am not joking. You can even watch the vlog here if you want proof. I started off the morning with sunrise yoga on the beach. It was honestly so amazing and I wish I lived in a place where I could walk to the beach every morning. I was beginning to tell myself I should have found a university closer to the ocean. I truly hope people who do live in such places appreciate it as much as the tourists do, because wow, it's just beautiful and insanely peaceful. 

When I finished doing yoga, journaling and simply enjoying the early morning breeze, I decided to go to a local coffee shop and try my first acai bowl. Let's just say it wasn't what I expected, but my iced coffee with skim milk and a shot of mocha was a-okay. 


After breakfast and much-needed coffee, I biked back to the condo and filmed a video for my main channel, then quickly got ready to go horseback riding with Jake. It was my first time horseback riding, but I have been wanting to go for a very long time. And now I really want to go again! It was a trail ride, so the horses were pretty well trained and I barely had to guide mine. However, my lady did get a little annoyed with a horse fly and started kicking and stomping at it. That was interesting, but I just held on tight until she figured out she was only being ridiculous.


My lady and me.
Jake and I on the trails.
     























  
The rest of the day consisted of an ice cream run (well, bike rather), playing the Wii, eating delicious seafood and taking a night stroll along the beach. It was definitely an exciting day. 

Friday was our last full day in Hilton Head, so I enjoyed the pool and kept wishing we didn't have to leave. I also made a Barnes & Noble run to buy the Mumford & Sons mini-album, Johannesburg, which was actually released the same day. They are my absolute favorite band, so I had to buy the CD that day, no questions asked. Judge if you please, but I have no shame about my love for Marcus Mumford and the band. I encourage you to give it a listen!  


We finished the day off with a walk in the rain, pizza and more ice cream. I think I ate ice cream at least five times during the week. Oh well, it's vacation, right? But now, after seven glorious days of sand and sunshine, it's back to walking across corn and soybean fields all day long. I wish vacations didn't have to end.



What is your favorite vacation activity? Tell me in the comments below!



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