Saturday, August 6, 2011
Harbor Island - Day One
Saturday morning, Mom and Aunt Sandy dropped Leon off with Pup-Pup and followed us to Harbor Island. We checked in around 3 o'clock and settled in. Dana, Domingo and Sophia arrived shortly there after and Dan, Erika, Molly and Chase came a few hours later. We were all amazed at how close the ocean was. In fact, if it were any closer, we'd have been on a boat. It was high tide when we got there and the tide came very close to the bottom deck. When you looked out the window all you could see was water. The house was just at the point where the ocean began to curve around to form the sound, which was great because the water was amazingly calm and the kids didn't get thrashed about by the waves. While we were admiring the view, we noticed dolphins swimming just off the shore. We saw dolphins swimming everyday and it was amazing how close they came in. We actually saw tons of wildlife on the trip including dolphins, fish, turtles, sharks, stingrays, crabs, pelicans, seagulls, osprey, hawks and many other birds, ghost crabs, hermit crabs, deer, foxes, alligators and more. The island was a wildlife haven! Once we were settled in, we headed to dinner. The island is fairly isolated and we drove about 10 miles to where the nearest restaurants were. We ate at a place called the Steamer where I bit into an oyster with a pearl inside! Once we got back, we put the kids to bed and played Pass the Pigs and Encore. Our vacation was off to a great start!