Business and Pleasure!!!!!
This week, I am mixing business with pleasure!! I am attending a Medical conference at Kiawah, SC. As a Nurse Practitioner, I have to have a certain amount of continuing educational credits in order to keep my license active. This year, I selected a conference during the summer so that my son could come too!!! My friend Brandy LOVES it here, and is the one who actually made me aware of the conference. My mom is watching him while I am in conference......... Kiawah is a beautiful and exciting place to visit! I was even able to get in a short run today while my son rode a bicycle in front of me!
Once out of conference, I met up with my son and mom for lunch...... it was a bit after actual lunch time, and we were starving!!! Therefore, I didn't change out of my dress until after getting a bite to eat!
TIME TO EXPLORE
After our lunch, our bicycles had been delivered to our villa!!!! Now we're talking!!! We had wheels to explore the area....... so, my son and I were off!!!!
There are these signs that you see on the bike trails ....... they are usually located around the areas of the trails that run along marshy water areas........ this sign is to be taken seriously!!! Keep on scrolling and you will know what I mean!!!
Today, while I was running and my son riding a bike along a bike trail, we came across the guy below that was in the marshy water RIGHT next to the trail that we were on!!!! Seriously, this is the closes I have ever been to a Alligator without a barrier between me and one!!!!! This guy was GINORMOUS!!!!! I MEAN HUGE!!!
Below, you see this guy swimming away...... I wish I had started to video sooner.....
We also saw less threatening animals like the deer below!!! He was literally in the parking lot next to our villa!!!!!!
I can see how people love to come to Kiawah, SC. It is a beautiful place!
Our adventures will continue for the rest of the week! My conference goes until Friday. The speakers at the conference have been FABULOUS!!!! Very fun, interactive with audience, and delivering interesting up to date information to be applied to my practice as a Nurse Practitioner. Time really flies while in conference. I have to say, this has been a trip to remember. I hope to get in a couple more short runs in and continue to explore the island on bike. Hopefully, the alligators will leave us alone!!! :D
UNTIL LATER!!!!!! Hope everyone is having a GREAT week!!!
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