So, tonight I have been looking through pictures on the computer. It has been really inspiring and has seemed to spark my creative side once again. It feels great.
Our Friday night ritual of date night-in has been taken away by a change in Paul's work schedule so it is like any other night of the week now...oh well. So this is the first Friday in a really long time that we aren't having Cafe Rio for dinner and kicking off the weekend together. We are both a little sad about it, but will get in a groove with the new schedule soon.
So tonight, I have been looking at our Hawaii pics and have been having fun re-living the trip. What I wouldn't give to be there right now. I am dreading the arrival of winter around these parts and a little escape to somewhere warm sounds amazing right now.
I have been reading a little bit back on this little blog of mineto remember just where I left off with documenting this crazy terrific life of mine. What do you know that it got me in the mood to get back to it.
I left off on day 4 of Kauai(which was WAAAAAAY back in May) and so now, it is on to Day 5, which I believe started out with a donut craving.
The rest of the day was spent exploring and picture taking. We couldn't wait to get out and see more of this amazing island. At this point of our trip, I was sure that we would have plenty of time to explore it all. How naive I was! There is so much that we never even got to see.
We decided to check out the Wailua River area that day. We had a great time learning the history of this area and taking in all the beauty and spirit that is so rich here. The feeling in Hawaii is something that I can't describe. There is such a strong spirit there. I love that feeling.
After taking tons of pictures of this beautiful waterfall, we found ourselves on an dirt road. We couldn't resist taking it and seeing where it would lead us.
We found this gorgeous area to relax and have a picnic before heading further up the road.
This was definitely a neat locals swimming hole and we saw many local hunters along this road as well. I loved feeling like we were in the middle of nowhere on this little island. You couldn't see the ocean in any direction because of the dense foliage, so you could almost forget that you were on an island. It was such a gorgeous area.
Four wheeling here made us really really really miss our Jeep Wrangler days. We both commented many times on how we will have to get another one someday. They are just too much fun.
After a few hours of exploring, we made our way down to tht Wailua River Marina and hoped on a river boat trip to the Fern Grotto. Oh boy was it cheesy, but we loved the nice calm cruise up the river. The temperature was perfect and I can never complain about being out on the water.
We took a small hike up to the Fern Grotto and got to hear the Hawaiian Wedding Song before hoping back on the boat to go back.
When we got back to the house, we found this little friend waiting for us. It is so fun to see lizards around. I kinda love them.
We ended our day with a great taco salad dinner on the lanai and were off to say goodbye to the day on the beach.