Enjoying Life In The Lowcountry Observations from the car

Black Friday on Hilton Head!

We had the perfect “Black Friday” experience here in the Rath/Dimaria household yesterday. Nope – the day didn’t involve crowds or merchandise or excessive spending – it was all about being together and continuing our Thanksgiving of being grateful and thankful for what we have here in the Lowcountry!

We decided to venture to the Savannah Children’s Museum for the day. This museum, located right off the Talmadge Bridge is part of the Coastal Heritage Society, which is also home to the Train Museum! It boasts the largest outdoor children’s museum in the South and is carved out of an old brick building. Gray can play for hours and of course loves the giant mound (if you have been there, you know it) and enjoys tinkering with the trains.

Gray playing with the Trains
Gray playing with the Trains
Crawling on the Chalk Table
Crawling on the Chalk Table
Playing Chess
Playing Chess
Capturing The Mound!
Real Trains, Just Like Thomas!

After one last loop through the train yard, we got in the car and headed to our favorite family place to “cut” down a Christmas Tree. We took the road known to locals as Alligator Alley – which used to serve as the back road to the Savannah airport before 278 stretched out to I-95. It’s a little 2 lane road, mostly made up of bridges and it cuts you through the Savannah Wildlife Refuge.  Love this backcountry drive.  Just look at that sky!

Alligator Alley, South Carolina/Georgia Border

Continuing a long-lasting Christmas tradition that has been in our family for 10 years, we visited with the Youngblood family, owners on A&A Tree Farm in Okatie, SC – you can read more about them here. 

2013 A&A Tree Farm
2013 A&A Tree Farm

We finished up the day with dinner and a show at the Hilton Head Lights! What started as a few light strings years ago has grown into a great place to swing by on our way home from school, work or anytime during the Holiday season! The Hilton Head Firefighters, located next to First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island really go all-out making this a light festival to remember. Drive around and see a manger scene, ice skating bears and a HUGE lighted tree. Gray loves it! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/hhilights

Ice Skating Snowmen!
The Manger
Bears and Gifts!
Hilton Head Lights

I hope your Black Friday was just as enjoyable as ours!

With Love From The Lowcountry,



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