Thursday, July 21, 2011

Adults-only Vaca

We actually made it happen.  As in, here's a crazy idea: let's take the kids to their grandparents, drop them off for a few days and take a "real" vacation - after one of his business trips.  Hubs and I traveled a lot before kids and we've traveled a fair amount with the kids, but now that they're two years old it's a WHOLE NEW BALLGAME.  We were Ready with a capital R for break.  I know that not everyone can do it - I know what an incredible amount of work it is to make it even happen - but it's worth it.  I felt like myself again for a few days, and I feel like the boys I might survive the next year.  So here are just a few shots of our adults-only vacation in Kona, Hawaii, our favorite place on earth.

tiki torches at the Sheraton where we walked to see the sunset

Wa'ipo Valley

trumpet flower, fragrant and poisonous at night.  So eat them during the day I guess.

Hubs and some passion fruit. 

Me and the sunset on Alii Drive. 

Hubs waiting for the right wave to boogie board

Coffee and a newspaper on the lanai every morning

using the 'smile' feature on the Nikon.  You can see the camera and the beach in the reflection!

Saw this on the Food Network show "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" and found it! We'll be back again, Super J!

White peacocks on the side of the road.  Have you ever heard of such a thing?
We used the wonder why people go back to the same vacation spot, same cabin, same hotel, same campground.  Why go if you've seen it before? We understand now.  When we actually had a chance to go somewhere new, see something new, we chose Kona, a place we've been several times before.  Because we love it there.  Because it's beautiful.  Because it's paradise. Why go if you've seen it before?  Because we love it there.  Because it's beautiful. Because we're the people we want to be when we're there.  And we can't wait to go back.

P.S. Stay tuned to find out what the fellas were doing while we were gone.  I think it's safe to say that their vacation was a lot busier than ours was!  


Pam Kelsey said...

Watchout for that passion fruit!! lol

Kristi said...

Joe and I ALWAYS find Food Network places when we travel - SO FUN!