By the time you read this, I will be gone. TO HAWAII! Unless you're on the east coast, then "Good Morning!" - I'm probably stuck in some crazy security line as we speak. It's worth it though..... I've been waiting for this trip for about 9 months. It didn't seem real when we planned it since it was so far off! We were lucky enough to figure out a direct flight from San Jose to Kauai, and should be arriving 5-ish hours after take off. One of the many perks about flying to Hawaii (other than the obvious) is that you gain 3 hours. So you arrive thinking it's mid afternoon, but no - surprise! It's still morning. Something unique about us flying on this particular day, is our plane takes off exactly 30 years after I was born! Spooky, right? Well, give or take like an hour. It's probably a sign that we should move there ASAP.
We don't really have a ton of things planned, I figure the most adventurous & relaxing way to go about this is to let ourselves go wherever the wind takes us. We'll probably just decide the next days plan after dinner & drinks each night - yes! One thing we did have to plan in advance was the luau, which I'm sure many travelers would view as cheesy & touristy - but I don't care! I'm excited, and we don't live there so, surprise! We're tourists. I love a great meal and a good show, and it's not like I get to see this stuff all the time! We're going to the Smith's Family Garden Luau on Monday night (they pick us up, sweet!) and here's a little video snippet:
I hope that worked, I'm not a big video em-bedder. Anyway, I'm totally coming home with one of those big ol' hats. Ha! Well if you've never been to Hawaii, stay tuned - I'll update when I can, and throw some pictures on facebook. I've never been to Kauai so this is new to me too, but every person I've told about this trip that's been there has a million ideas - so I have plenty of reading on the plane! (Thanks guys!) Some of the really mouth watering suggestions are Queen's Bath:
Photo Credit: Rachelleb
The Botanical Garden:
and the FOOD!
I am so ready for this. See that hot dog type thing? It's a puka dog. They sound awesome - a bun is hollowed out for a hot dog, and covered in some crazy tropical salsa. The stacked sushi there is SPAM musubi, which is as it sounds. Sushi made with Spam. I just love me some salt.
My batteries are charged, I've got five different pairs of board shorts, and my luggage is only half full so I can take home parts of this place with me. Have a fantastic weekend everyone, Aloha!
Oh yes I did say Shenanigans!