I'm going to pretend that it hasn't been nearly a year since my last post and just jump straight ahead to present day life. I'll have more posts of Reagan and other fun things soon, but for now, Hawaii!!
A couple of weeks ago we had the fortune of being able to take a trip to Kauai, HI with my sister and her husband and another couple. Neither Josh nor I had ever been there and didn't know when the chance would come again to have a free place to stay, so we absolutely had to go. Besides going to London a few years ago, this was by far the coolest trip we'd ever taken and we were so excited. And Hawaii did not disappoint! The scenery was breathtaking, the air was warm and smelled like flowers or citrus, and there was always something fun to do and delicious to eat. Will we go back? Definitely. Are we now considering dropping everything and moving there? Absolutely. If it weren't for our daughter back at home we never have left. And I was very pleasantly surprised at the lack of bugs. I just assumed there would be gnats and mosquitoes and other unidentified bugs constantly swarming around my head, but no. Ok, I did end up with about 25-30 mosquito bites on my legs and arms by the time we left, but even those didn't really bother me. It was so magical there that even the mosquito bites didn't itch!
So, I'm not going to write down every detail of my trip on here because it takes too long and I need to go to bed. Just know that it was probably the best vacation of my life and I recommend that everyone visit. I tried to sum it up with a few photos and just a couple videos. If you want to see more I did put a bunch of pics on FB.
|This is during a hike near the Na Pali coast, which had some of the most beautiful scenery of our whole trip. Also, Josh wishes he were really this tall.|
|The guys tried surfing for a bit without much success, but at least we got some classic pictures out of it.|
|Tunnels Beach. We were told to stay out of the water this day due to huge 20 ft swells and extremely strong currents. We discovered that the ocean is not only fun and beautiful, but can be insanely scary and unpredictable.|
|Sunset at Poipu Beach.|
|Even in the most beautiful and serene place on earth, we're still just a couple of geeks.|