Hey everybody!! Hope you're having an Sunday day!! I know I took forever, but I finally finished uploaded some of our pics from vacation. We had the best time y'all! It was so beautiful and relaxing!! Traveling there was great! No hold-ups, delays, everything was perfect! We arrived late that Wednesday night so we really couldn't see the island until the next day, which was fine, because we were tired!! Lol!
The room was really nice! We picked the mountain view over ocean view because for us, we were just happy to be there, the view really wasn't high on our list of "need". So we used that extra $200 for fun, and just walked to the back of the resort to the ocean!! We stayed at the Kauai Beack Resort and below are a few pics of the front, lobby, and one of the pool areas they have.
The next day, Thursday, we decided to do an Island Tour. It was a quick 30 minute presentation given by the resort concierges, to tell us about the, activities, and fun places to visit! They have tubing, snorkeling, helicopter tours, boat rides, zip lining, you name it, they had it! Jerome and I went for the boat ride, luau, and zip lining!! We wanted to get the most out of our time there, without being completely exhausted. So we rented a car and did the boat ride on Thursday. Below are some pics from the boat ride on the Wailua River.
After returning from the boat ride, where we had fun singing, watching people kayak by, and learning cool facts, we weren't completely tired. So we pulled out the map and noticed The Wailua Falls were close by and decided to go check it out, and then grab some dinner! When I tell you photos don't do it justice, it was so beautiful!!
On Friday, we had all day to hang out, and go sight seeing. So we went to the North Shore and did some exploring! We ended up at a Beach and a Dry Cave!! That cave a cool, and deep! We stayed near the exit though! LOL!! The beach was beautiful! I wet pretty much my whole skirt standing on the edge, so no pics of me....you're welcome, but you can see my big feet was there!! LOL While leaving we stopped at a couple scenic lookouts, and then we visited the Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse!
After the exploring, we were done!! Just like some old folks, we took a nap and overslept!!! So glad they called for us or we would've missed the amazing luau!! It was so much fun! They took us on a tour of their land....(by us I mean about 250 people)....fed us a huge all you can eat buffet, and performed their traditional song and dances!!
Saturday was the day Jerome was ready for but I was dreading! Did I mention I'm afraid of heights? Or at least I though I was! Lets just say with a lot of encouragement, and the tour guide pushing me (with permission), I did 7 lines like a boss!!! LOL!! That was the highlight of the trip! Up in the trees, hanging out, laughing, Jerome saying "Marine Corps" every time before taking off, it was an awesome experience!!
We ended our Saturday with a drive down the South Shore of the island exploring more!! We set out to see the Waimea Canyon, but was rained out! We settled for the scenic lookouts of it which were still very beautiful!! After the hour drive back, we grabbed food, souvenirs, and went back to the resort!!
Our flight didn't leave until 2 so we relaxed, slowly packed and headed to the airport at noon on Sunday! Even though I had the best time, I was ready to get back home! We both missed our little ones!!
Well, thats all for my vacation recap, and pics! Let me know below if you've ever been to Hawaii!! You all have a great week and I'll talk to you all in the next post!!