Monday, July 7, 2008

We're back!

Aloha! Paul and I are back home, exhausted, burned and so tired of traveling. While a vacation is fantastic, there is nothing like being able to come home to your comfortable bed with nice sheets after a long night of traveling.

We returned very early on Saturday, and since we managed to sleep a few hours on the plane we weren't so exhausted. My dad picked us up at the airport where he drove us to his house where we picked up a very insolent and shy Woofie. I immediately ran over to his crate to let him out, and he gave me the most distrustful look! I supposed it's a rude awakening to be picked up by your "parents" after having spent a wild and crazy week at Grandpa's- where he lets you chew on pinecones in the house and go to bed late every night!

Still, as we dragged a reluctant Woofie to the car, Paul and I began to yawn. And yawn. We were hungry, as we hadn't eaten for 12 hours at that point, but we were also starting to get pretty tired. When we got home, we dropped the bags, got into bed and slept for another few hours. Poor Woofie seemed to be sleep deprived as well (Thanks Dad for keeping our dog up at all hours!), and napped constantly over the weekend- must be tough to be a dog, right?

Anyway, the trip was good. The flights out weren't too bad, the food was great, the sun was PAINFUL, and our condo was magnificent.

Here is the view from our condo:

As I mentioned, the food was great. I ate banana pancakes three times!

I was pretty good food-wise. I didn't eat a lot of crap, we made our own dinner three times (enchiladas, lasagna, and kabobs), and feasted on the shave ice! (crappy pic, but my flavors were watermelon and peach, and paul had black raspberry and cherry)

I got pretty badly burned the first day there. When I get burned, I get an allergic reaction with hives, swelling and a pebbly texture to all exposed areas. It's seriously unattractive and painful. The heat coming off my face was intense, and I was miserable. My shoulders are still beet red and itchy, and it's so annoying. Because of the burn I managed to get (The sun in Hawaii is seriously NO JOKE- I had on SPF 65- MULTIPLE applications), our trip consisted of a lot of night swimming, painful attempts at sex (I have a feeling this cycle was a bust), and a lot of walking and shopping. After the first day, I kept myself covered up, which made the humidity and heat even worse- a cycle of hot face = rash = hot face from scratching. It was terrible. I feel so guilty about ruining Paul's vacation with my misery, keeping my fantastic husband from the beach. I hate it.

Kauai was really one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The greenery, the rains, the beautiful ocean waters. I just want to cry thinking about how I was unable to partake, which means Paul was unable, too. There are roosters and hens everywhere, at some times this was a delight, at others (5am), not so much. One night we sat out on the cliff overlooking the pacific, sitting in Adirondack chairs at 10pm. We looked up at the stars and just marveled about how we were able to see them so clearly. As we looked we caught sight of a shooting star! It was incredible. Just incredible.

Hopefully I'll upload the pics soon, and post them. I'm still working out my exhaustion!

1 comment:

Kj said...

cute post :-)

hope your skin start to feel better soon.