Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hawaiian Vacation

Eating Shave Ice at Jo Jo's Anuenue
We had an AMAZING time on our vacation to Kauai. I didn't even look at anything that reminded me of work. Well, OK, I went to some amazing fabric stores (Vicky's in Kapaa and the Kapaia Stitchery near Lihue) and bought some super cute fabrics.

We did a lot of hiking, pretty strenuous and muddy, but breathtakingly gorgeous. 
A bit of rain in the Waimea Canyon, but we're looking pretty fashionable.
Looking out over the top of Waipo'o Falls.
Our muddy feet after the Pihea and Alakai Swamp trails.

I got an infection in my foot from some tropical bacteria buddies, but it was all taken care of by the super nice and fast ER staff in Kapaa. Maholo nui loa, Mahelona Medical Center!

We ate lots of delicious food!! You saw us slurping down the shave ice up above, but we also had loco moco (hamburger, fried egg and gravy over rice) and dinner-plate-sized macadamia nut pancakes at the Kountry Kitchen, melt-in-your-mouth opah fish at the Dolphin, lilikoi chiffon pie at Hamura Saimin, banana pineapple frosties at Banana Joe's, kalua pig with taro macaroni salad and mango taro smoothies at the Hanalei Taro Food Truck, Kauai grass fed beef burgers at Bubba Burger, and a solid mai tai at the Tahiti Nui!
Kevin's struggling to conquer the Kountry Kitchen.
Bubba Burger's funny sign :)
OK, OK, so it's seeming like our vacation revolved around food, and that's not entirely untrue...
But really we got lots of exercise everyday, which is why we had to eat so much, really, seriously. You saw the hiking pictures...I don't have an underwater camera so I can't prove the swimming and snorkeling...

Anyway, thanks again, Kauai, for some much needed relaxation and good times!

At Wailua Falls.
P.S. I will not miss covering myself in SPF 100 sunblock everyday. I will also not miss being eaten by mosquitoes despite wearing bug repellent.