Friday, March 12, 2010

Kauai Adventures

It could potentially take me a very long time to type everything out that I did whilst in Hawaii so I will opt to do short blurps and pictures. Enjoy!

This picture to the left was basically the first thing we did on the island and it was also our first hike out of three. This is at Ke'e which was quite possibly the most difficult hike I've ever been on due to mud and rocks and cliffs. But it sure was a great start to the week! I got to spend some quality time with Raquel and Colleen and my new friend Amy came along too. It was the muddiest anything I've ever done, and looking back at it, it was fabulous. My shoes will never be white again but it was well worth it.

I wish that I could have stood here -->  forever and that it hadn't been windy/rainy/cold. It was a perfect stop after church and coffee though. Perfect. And then that night I had amazing thai food and girl talk. The next day gave me the opportunity to go kayaking(first time ever!) and have quite the bonding experience with Colleen (not the first time ever). We also got to hike through what felt like the Lost set. Amazing!
Welcome to Waimea Canyon where I often stood breathless, for multiple reasons. I've never been to the Grand Canyon but I have no doubt this is just as amazing, if not moreso. And then to finish of our journey we stopped at a coffee plantation and a free rum tasting. What an amazing, memorable day of good stories and good almost stories :)

The last couple of days were packed with stories that you'll just have to hear in person (or the phone) because there is no way to articulate the hilarity of it all. We went out dancing, went on a helicopter ride, had to get a different rental car on our last day, met up with a guy from Grand Rapids, ate at Lapperts and had the best ice cream, had shave ice!!!! That might have been the best thing ever. Anyways, I'll end with a few more pics of some favorite moments. Until I go back.

the eighties

When did the 80's become cool? I don't remember the first half and I don't remember the last half being that special....but there's something about the music and the ridiculous clothes that entices people. I mean people actually wore stuff like this:

I never thought I'd be the person that would enjoy dressing up and reflecting upon this horrible decade of fashion with others but I did. And, I would do it again. I wouldn't do it alone though, clearly it's more enjoyable with friends:

For this evening, my martini selection was the Key Lime. I have had friends order it a couple of times and each time I think, that looks delicious but oh so thick. However, I tried it and it is delicious! I'm giving it a 7.3 mainly because it doesn't taste much like a martini and didn't have enough zing to win me over. But, I highly enjoyed it. I also highly enjoyed the Miami Vice I had, pictured above, in my sweet, take home, collectible light-up cup. Score. Thanks also to Sandi, Brian, Adam and Jenna for supporting the 80's and witnessing the ridiculousness. Right on.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Life can get so busy sometimes. My life, has gotten so busy. This could be the busiest February I have ever lived through. It's been full of the most enjoyable activities but when it comes down to it, I haven't had time to dye my hair. And when I do have time, I'm too tired. Not that dying my hair is first on my priority list, but it's something easy and should be easily fit into any normal persons schedule. I think you get the point. Which is why I'm reporting on two weekends ago, instead of last weekend.
Sandi and I went out on a limb and decided that even though we hadn't tried the creamsicle we would order a shaker of it, just the two of us. I don't know why we ever thought this was a good idea. Never try one for the first time in the shaker, especially when the (bomb) bartender isn't bartending, he's your waiter. Obv I wished I had only gotten 1 serving because it wasn't that amazing. It needed more orange. It wanted to be tasty so bad, I could feel it, but it wasn't. It's like watching the olympics and hearing the sad story that makes you root for said individual and then they mess up, don't get a medal, and you feel bad. You wanted them to, you devoted your evening to them, and they didn't come through. But at the end of the day, youstill tried and that's what counts. I don't even know where that came from or if it even made sense. Basically my rating for this drink is a 5.9. Better luck next time. The night did get better as eventually Meagan came. Then Amy and her friend Lisa came after learning some great hip hop moves. Then her friends Louis and Tim came as well. Good thing I randomly picked a table for seven.

I was once told that I needed to put more pictures up here and I wanted to share one that has nothing to do with this last post but brings me much joy. It always makes me laugh, even thoughthat makes me look mean :) I really do love him and I assure you, this is not a normal reaction to me.