Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hawaiian Honeymoon

Well, our last blog post is a painful reminder how slow we are with blog updates. I do love seeing that picture of Adam in the Santa beard, however - always makes me smile. He can grow a solid beard with the rest of 'em, and we decided that down the road, when his beard turns white, he would make a pretty formidable Santa.

In late January, we took a belated honeymoon to Kauai. We planned and saved for the trip for an entire year and had the vacation of a lifetime. Save for a random weekend we spent in Vegas a few years ago, he and I had never actually taken a proper vacation together. Pretty sad considering we've been together for 7 years this June. The best part of the trip was just spending an entire week of leisure time with no schedules or agendas. We laughed, spent a lot of time walking on the beach, exploring new things, and just having a great time together. Kauai is truly about as close to paradise as any place I've been, and we're hoping to return again someday in the not-too-far-off future. Our favorite honeymoon highlights were:

- Scuba diving (it was Sarah's first time) in the beautiful warm waters off Kauai
- Eating massive quantities of fresh pineapple
- Snorkeling every single day and seeing beautiful fish and sea turtles
- Sitting out on our lanai and listening to the ocean at night
- Swimming in the largest pool in all of Hawaii
- Feeling like newlyweds all over again

The beautiful caverns off Poipu

Adam looking dashing in his scuba attire

The beautiful pool at the Kauai Beach Resort. We had it all to ourselves.

We got updated to an ocean view room at the top of the Marriott. It was heavenly!

Thanks to our travel agent, we also had breakfast included in our room rate. A delicious way to start each day.

Sarah swimming at Secret Falls. We kayaked down the river and hiked in a couple of miles to reach this spot. It was wonderful to swim in the water once we got there.

Waimea Canyon - the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"

Lone horse on the side of the road on the North Shore. This is where they filed Jurassic Park; the entire Northern side of the island is wet, lush, and green. We loved it.

We hope you are all doing well and enjoying the new life and sunshine of spring. Stay tuned for more updates soon!

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