Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What a great trip!!

We had such a great time in Hawaii, a little tennis, playing in the ocean, lots of sun, and good food (except Bubba's blah blah Burgers). We spent a good amount of time boogie boarding and "found that it was a sport we all enjoyed and were good at". Too bad the first time in the waves Jeff got some bad blisters on his feet (from the swim fins), Robyn couldn't keep her suit on, and Jason got stung by a Sea Urchin (that was the day before and no, no one had to pee on him). So the next day Robyn and I decided to go on a run to the surf shop to get some rashgaurds and scuba socks so we could all play comfortably. The run ended up being extremely short since the surf shop was only about 50 steps from the Hotel. After boogie boarding for a while at a great beach in Kapa'a we went to check out a place called Queen's Bath for snorkeling.

Very cool place but it was a little rough for snorkeling. A big wave hit while we were in the water and knocked all of our stuff off the rocks. A second wave - bigger than the first - hit and I guess everyone was done playing.

We had a good mix of adventure and relaxation, but in my opinion, just a little too much time in the car. On our last full day we decided to go on a hike. The plan was to hike to a waterfall that was four miles in and I would say pretty treacherous.

View of the famous Napali Coast.

From there, we hiked down to a beach where the water was so high that there was no beach just rocks.

Continuing on up again, following the river, to find the waterfall. This part of the hike was pretty fun, lots of cool stuff to see.

Robyn is so cute!

And then after a lot more hiking...we get to the waterfall...

By the time we got there we had no more drinking water, I think we were all hungry and I was ready to get back to playing in the ocean, so I pretty much ran back. Jeff had on some $8.00 "el cheapo" boat shoes with no socks, and started getting blisters (in addition to what he had already) about a half mile into our 8 mile quest. He wanted to get back just as much as I did so he could rest his ouchie feets. Needless to say, getting there took much longer than going back. All in all I'm glad we did the hike, but Jason said it best as we had our picture taken. The woman taking the pic said "say cheese" and he yelled "Never Again!".

(I hate this pic of me but it was the picture previously mentioned so it has to be posted. Um could I be sticking my belly out any further or what?)

Oh yeah, Robyn took a picture of Jeff's feet when we got back...

Poor guy.

We had such a great time, I wish it could have lasted longer but we were happy to go home to our kids. Thanks Pecks for coming with us, I can't wait for the next trip.

I'll try to figure out a slide show thing to show more pics.


pms said...

WOW! Looks like you had a great time aside from the feet wounds!

I want to go back sooooo soooo bad!

Kara said...

Girl, that's what i'm going to do next winter for sure. What a great break from dreary UT. Glad you gus had so much fun!

LindsSawyer said...

Hey girl, looks like a good time despite the blisters and the marathon hike! Looking forward to book club...You look phenom in the bathing suit! GYM RAT!

Sandra said...

Jeff's feet are killing me! OUCH! Looks like you guys had tons of fun...great pics! You look beautiful as always!

Chelsea said...

Looks like you had a blast! It's been a long time since I have been to Hawaii and I'm dying to go. 4 years and counting down. :)

Jeff's feet are horrible! I can't even look at the picture, it hurts too bad.

I loved all your pictures, You look amazing!