An Island Getaway

Friday, May 1, 2015
We had the most amazing time in Hawaii!! And Im finally getting around to blogging about it haha. We went with a group of 15 people. Thats right, 15! We searched for weeks trying to find a place, and when we finally did, it turned out they double booked us so we lost our place! It was a 2 weeks before leaving and we weren't finding anything. But as luck would have it, we found this sweet Ranch House just South East of Laie (North Shore). It was very big and did a decent job of fitting everyone. Some were sleeping on couches, others beds, others slept on cushions made into a bed. I feel like we used our resources quite well and no one seemed to mind. Phewf! We had a really good group. But next time I think we will keep it much smaller haha.

A huge bummer was that ALL my cute swimsuits that I ordered came DURING our vacation. Seriously??? SERIOUSLY!???? Just a few days and I would have been swimming in cuteness!! Oh well. At least it's summer so I can wear them soon!

It was so good to be back to our second home. It felt so comfortable and familiar. The weather was perfect! April is at the end of rainy season so we were worried it would be rainy. But we were lucky! The water was so refreshing. Its the prefect temperature for a hot day. We saw a ton of turtles and saw the occasional whale in the distance just playing. Ocean animals are so cool!

We hiked to waterfalls, drank from pineapples and coconuts, cliff jumped (which I never do!), boogy boarded, body surfed, and so so so much more. I actually don't think I just laid on the beach once. There was just so much to do! Relaxing is for night time! I went parasailing for the first time and it was so cool!! The view from up there is something else. So relaxing and peaceful. I could spend hours in the harness.

This trip we had a theme. "Face Your Fears". For me personally, jumping off stuff is very terrifying. I've never jumped off the BIG rock at Waimea, but I did jump off a cliff that was higher than I've ever jumped before! I felt so good! Like I was slowy but surely accomplishing something that I've been afraid of for so long. It will probably take me a few more years to go higher than what I did, but Im still proud of myself.

Funny (but scary) story about one of the boys that came. His 'face your fear' was that he swam pretty far into the open ocean. It was very dark blue. Can't see much beneath or around you. It scared him that you couldn't see anything. 'There could be sharks around me and I wouldn't even know it!'. Funny thing is, is the Maikal DID see a shark under everyone when we swam out there. He didn't tell anyone because he thought it would scare them. Which Im totally glad he did. Everyone would have freaked and never went in the water again! But ya....super scary!

We can't wait to plan another trip and have more memories to look back on. Travelling is one of my favourite things in life. Especially when I can experience it with my Love. He makes things way more fun!

One of my favourite things do with our trips is make video's!! This one was so fun to put together. BUT, apparently you can't watch it on phones......not quite sure why. I must have accidentally edited it that way when I was making it. Which super sucks because majority of people only use their phone's nowadays. But, If you are really wanting to see our trip, just find a computer and it should work!

Also, be sure to watch it in HD to get the best quality!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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