I am still in recovery mode as I write this, but I'm slowly catching up. Sometimes, I need a vacation after coming back from vacation! I am not complaining, though, I know how lucky I am to have spent two weeks in Hawaii.
My stepson is stationed at Hickam AFB in Honolulu, so our main reason was to go and visit him and his family. But if you are going to Hawaii, you've got to take advantage of your time and see as much as possible, right?
We went on hikes....
visited the aquarium....
...where I got to swim with dolphins...
and squeezed in some R&R time.
We met little Audrey for the 1st time and she is an absolute doll...such a happy baby. I was tempted to pack her up and bring her home.
I don't think her mom would have gone for that, though.
We headed out kayaking one day when the older boys were in school.
These are by far the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. We did a bit of snorkeling and saw huge turtles feeding on the bottoms.
We spent a lot of time just hanging out with the family.
Honolulu is a crazy place with super busy roads, but once you get out of the city the scenery is gorgeous. We stayed right on Wikiki beach and it makes for some interesting people watching.
Towards the end of our stay, we went to Kauai, another of the Hawaiian islands.
The beaches were very different there. We didn't dare go in the water because it was so rough and rocky.
We went on a catamarn one day and saw a school of dolphins in the wild. I loved that...they were swimming around the boats and gave us a real performance.
That was fun, but I had to sleep off the dramamine later on. I don't normally do boats....especially in choppy seas.
We got another kayak trip in....this time up a river and hiked through a rain forest....
to reach this beautiful waterfall and go for a swim.
.....so that brings my vacation time to an end.
Back to reality for me as I prepare for Farm Fresh next weekend.
The only way I was able to go away and relax was to get everything prepared beforehand. New inventory was completed, everything priced and displays prepped. Now all I have to do is work on my table setup a bit and I should be golden.
Thanks for stopping by and letting me revisit my vacation time. It goes by so quickly and then you are back to your everyday routine before you know it!