Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Aloha from Hawaii.
Aloha Peachies! Today's post is a super fun one because i'm sharing pictures from our Hawaiian Honeymoon. It was seriously the best trip i've ever been on in my entire life.
My hubby & I went to Kauai, Hawaii in October on our honeymoon. Everything was gorgeous and clean and so relaxed. It is definitely paradise and we definitely plan on going back with our son in a couple years. It was amazing to be able to sit back and relax for an entire week. We drank coffee on the beach, mixed drinks at the pool and ate more delicious food than we can remember. We went to state parks and waterfalls and farmers markets but mostly we enjoyed being newly weds. Oh, and I got chased by chickens (more on that later).
Saturday will be our six month wedding anniversary and i'm glad that I didn't overload y'all with wedding and honeymoon pictures after the wedding and honeymoon. It's definitely ben special to share these moments with y'all as we go along. I love looking back at this special time, in fact, I do it every day but now I can't wait to share it with you.
After our wedding in Florida, we drove home to Georgia the next day then off to the airport at 5 a.m. the next morning to catch our flight to Honolulu. Honestly, traveling was such a whirlwind because we were so tired. After what felt like days of traveling we landed in Kauai and a shuttle bus took us from the airport to the resort where we checked in and crashed for 15 hours. No kidding! Jet lag after a wedding is serious business! When we finally woke up we enjoyed every minute of our honeymoon.
The only picture we took on that first night there was the view from the balcony as the sun was going down.
We began each morning in the terrace eating the most delicious breakfast & drinking the best coffee i've ever had in my entire life.
There is a coffee plantation on the island of Kauai so the coffee really is the best and the croissants...Heavenly!
My breakfast view was pretty incredible.
A couple mornings we walked down to the (private) beach with coffee in hand. It was so quiet and serene.
It was definitely the best way to start a morning.
After breakfast we'd either go to the pool and the beach or get in our rental car and drive to one of the small towns and explore.
When we rented our car the lady told us we could literally drive until the road ends in either direction. And we did.
The first day we took a right out of the hotel and drove until we found things we wanted to see.
First was Hawaii's (much smaller) version of the Grand Canyon.
My pictures so it no justice though. It was an incredible sight.
Then we found the Jurassic Waterfall.
Then we drove and enjoyed the scenery, which is amazing. You can drive and see ocean, mountains, and crops all at the same time.
Next up we found a little town called Wailhela that we loved. It was tiny and nicknamed "The Walking Town" because you literally could walk anywhere in that town. The school is on the corner of the street that is lined with shops and small restaurants.
This is the first place we ate lunch at.
It was so amazing. Tiny little family business and the food was so yummy.
While we were eating the owner's kid came down from school, changed into a soccer uniform and headed back up the road for practice.
It was that small of a town.
It's the kind of place I imagine raising a family.
We spent hours in this small town shopping, walking, and eating. The locals there are so nice and friendly. Everyone is welcoming and kind and it's pretty much guaranteed that if you strike up a conversation with them you'll feel like you've known them forever.
On the way home we spent more time marveling at the beauty of this island. I really can't put into words the feelings that Hawaii gave me. It's the cleanest, friendliest, happiest place on Earth. Even on the rainy days it was Heaven and the air, oh it smells so wonderful because of all the Plumeria Flowers that are blooming.
Did you know Plumeria Flowers bloom in trees?
Before I go i'll say this. Roosters don't like it if you try to take pictures of their babies.
Getting out of our car in the parking lot of the hotel I saw the cutest baby chicks. I really wanted to catch one and hold it but figured that was a bad idea. I saw no harm in taking a picture of them though. Daddy rooster had other thoughts though because as i'm taking the picture I hear my husband say "honey, get back in the car." I always have to know why so I asked. He said "because this rooster is about to attack you." I got back in the car and laughed hysterically at my husband trying to get the rooster to leave so I could get out of the car.
Lesson learned. Roosters don't like paparazzi. And since there are roosters, chickens, and chicks all over the island it was hard not to snap pics of them. It became a joke between my husband and I because they would surround us everywhere we went. I screamed like the girl I am and ran from more poultry that trip than I ever have. I have a healthy respect for them and their babies now though.
You live in Hawaii, cheer up Buttercup.
(They're not big on taking advice either)