No, not Brian and I. The family with Kauai. Although Brian and I honeymooned in Kauai 18 years ago, so I guess it is part of the story.
We fell in love with Kauai mostly because of it’s stunning beauty. Seriously the water was such an achingly beautiful color of blue that photos don’t even do it justice. We also fell in love, because of the wonderful things we got to experience. Marshall keeps asking if I’ve shared all the cool things we did. He begged us to stay an extra week. And since we’ve been home he has already gone on-line and checked out colleges in Hawaii. See, we all have our dream lives!
So in brief:
We hiked. And gazed. In awe of this big beautiful world God created.
We snorkeled. And gazed. In wonder at the assortment of colorful fish. Wished for an underwater camera. We rented our things from Snorkel Bob’s. If you go, I recommend you rent from them. They were awesome and they are committed to reef protection. And rent for the week – we only rented for a day, and there were times I wished we still had the gear. This was my FAVORITE thing of all! Even though I looked like a dork at first tripping over my fins and falling down in the shallows.
We relaxed. And gazed. At the sand, at the sky, at the water, at each other in amazement that we were here in this paradise, really and truly here. And several of you have noticed how uncrowded the beaches are. All the beaches were like this. Kauai is not as touristy as other islands of Hawaii. And we also read in the Honolulu paper that tourism in all of Hawaii is down by about 25%.
We went on a boat trip to see the cliffs of the Na Pali coast. And gazed. At the cliffs, at sea caves, at spinner dolphins and sea turtles. At people in kayaks.
We went to an ancient Hawaiian village. And gazed. And we read about their lives and traditions. And we played. We played at rock bowling and spear throwing. We were told we could pick and eat any fruit we saw. So we did – gauvas, bananas, coconuts, mangos. Yum.
This picture cracked me up! And I can probably use it for blackmail. And yes Jan, there has been explanations made to the youngest about this. : ) I was kind of thinking that for a few days each month sharing a hut with only women sounded pretty darn luxurious!
And we saw hula girls. And the boys gazed. And gazed. And gazed. And now you know why they fell in love with Kauai, Marshall and Everett I mean. Nate still thinks girls are cootie infested beings.