This May we went to Kauai. After we got home we talked about people who love Hawaii. We couldn't help but say, well you love Hawaii but we love Kauai. It was amazing and great and awesome and most of all B. E. A. utiful!
We were invited to come by the most friendly, amazing, and wonderful people on the planet. And not to mention their adorable perfect baby. How are we so lucky to get to go to paradise with these amazing people you ask? I still don't know.
On the way to Queen's Bath we saw this awesome water fall. Of course we stopped and snapped a million pictures while the natives walked by like it was NBD. I would pay big money to see them in the desert taking a picture next to a Saguaro.
The next hike we went on took a little convincing to get me on. Considering my last hiking adventure. The view was well worth it.
I would have been embarrassed how I looked on the hike, but you should have seen the men that popped out from off the trail. They looked like Hawaiian hobo's not even wearing shoes!
The destination was amazing. A fresh water river that ran into the ocean. Plus the bonus spring on the side of the mountain. Hello, heaven.
I know Coconut water is the hugest health craze. I would never be one to admit that I am part of anything health or craze, but it was WAY better than any stinkin' thing found at Costco. After going on a hike, in which we didn't bring enough water nothing tasted better.
On the East side of the island there are these amazing canyons that can only be accessed by a 14 day hike or by boat. I picked the boat.
They filmed a lot of the movie Jurassic Park here. When I was younger I wasn't old enough to watch the movie. We watched in Kauai one of the nights we were their and it was amazing! We were lucky enough to go zip-lining on the private property where the movie was filmed it was gorgeous.
We also went to "The Grand Canyon of The Pacific". Let's just say it was The Grand Canyon except green. We just stood there and stared.
The whole time we were their Fletcher wanted pick a coconut from a tree. He finally did on the last day. It was a little too ripe for him.
Well when you decided to prioritize your life to get a 4.0 instead blog your life tends to look pretty interesting when it is finally time to catch up.
A couple of weeks ago Fletcher and I decided to participate in the "Hike for Hunger". The hike went super well and we were fully prepared. Camelback, hat, our sweet new t-shirts. The thing I failed to bring however was proper hiking shoes. See it all started when we were hiking down the mountain... Disclaimer to this story: I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO TRACK ON MY SHOES.
Once we had reached the top and enjoyed the view we started to head back down. Towards the top the side of the cliff gets pretty steep. Fletcher and I were walking side by side and I lost my footing. By the time my left leg is off the side of the mountain and I am about to tumble to my doom, Fletcher has grabbed my arm and is pulling me back to land. While my arm had almost been pulled out of its socket I was grateful to be saved and walked cautiously till we were on the flat trail again.
Once on the flat trail and told Fletcher it was time to run the rest of the way back. This is probably due to my adrenaline rush from almost falling to my sudden death. About 1/2 mile into the run we hit straight up gravel and decided to slow down. Well I guess I didn't slow down enough. One minute I am running, the next thing I am doing a James Bond roll and almost causing Fletcher to biff it as well (not the first time this has happened). Luckily he's got mad skills and can dodge rollings women and can catch falling damsels in distress.
From my knee to my ankle was black and blue for a week.
Don't worry folks I went out and purchased hiking boots with ankle support the next week. Sadly the scar is still super visible and I get asked about it every time. I started making up stories... I have gotten pretty creative.