After the boating outing, we spent the second half of yesterday doing the required vacation pampering activities that are probably somewhere in the official rules for women going to resorts: You MUST receive some spa-like service or you FAIL as a vacationer!
We did not fail. My hair had gotten rather unruly, and I’d been having a hard time finding time to find somewhere to get my hair cut in Austin, so hey, why not get it cut in Hilton Head? It’s only hair, right?
Oh, sure. I got an appointment with a random stylist at the place Laura from the resort goes to. It turned out to be someone a bit older than me, so I thought, hmm, I bet I get “old lady hair.” But, I enjoyed chatting with her, and I did get the back shorter, which I wanted.
There was a great deal of time spent by the stylist on blow-drying and spraying stuff on my hair. I thought Anita was going to die from holding in her thoughts until we got outside. I had very high hair. It gave me a good chuckle.
We went on to the nail place that was recommended by Laura from the resort (and everyone in the Spartina store yesterday). First, we had to eat, so we went to Poseidon’s, which is a very nice spot with a water view. This was our fanciest meal so far, since we had wine AND a dozen local oysters.
Anita said I made a weird face when I ate the first one, but that was just me being so happy to eat an oyster. We had beautiful fish dishes (mine was swordfish with a delicious sauce and some perfectly grilled asparagus).
By the time we finished eating, my hair had sunken down to acceptable heights. Whew.
We did a bit more nature watching and a little shopping, in which I got a nightshirt that says “Sleeps with Weenies” on it. It’s covered with really cute dachshunds. Then, off to get toenails done.
This was a nice, clean, newish salon where the people spoke something other than Vietnamese, but I’m not sure what it was. In any case, everyone was nice, and we had a fun conversation about a Big Chicken in Atlanta.
Anita and I both ended up with different shades of green toenails. I figure that’s autumnal enough.
There was barbecue for dinner at the resort for just $10, so last night’s dinner made up for lunch. We met a couple who had been coming to this location since 1978, when it was a converted hotel and the kitchens were two burners with a mini-fridge below them. They said it was still fun back then.
Today we are going to go ride horses in the afternoon and wander around Sea Pines. It costs $8 to get in, so I’ve never been to that part of the island before. And I’m ready for Halloween, big hair and all!