Oh my, it's 2020! Christmas seems a long time ago. So when you see these pictures below from our Thanksgiving last year, it completely feels like a million years ago! Sorry it's taken me so long to share our big family trip to Hawaii from November, but I've been so busy with the holidays that I've not had the time to edit the pictures until recently.
We took a big familyl trip to Hawaii over Thanksgiving to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of my In Laws. We spent two days in Oahu and five days in Kauai. Although I've been to Oahu before, I've never been to Kauai. However, I still enjoyed Oahu tons and saw new places I didn't visit last time. Plus, you know that a trip of mine would not be complete if I didn't visit a university. Thanks to my sister in law, we visited the University of Hawaii, where she went for business school. Although Kauai is beautiful, I think I do prefer the bustle of Oahu a bit more. Kauai is definietly a quiet little island. If you enjoy nightlife, it is not the island for you. However, surprisingly to myself, I did enjoy a very muddy hike to Uluwehi Secret Falls
. The hike was so muddy that it ate my shoes at least ten times! But it was very different from any hike I've ever done.
The other highlight of our Hawaii trip were the food! In Oahu, I discovered my favorite Poke place in the world, Maguro Spot. So good, just a hole-in-the-wall take out spot. But the rice was divine, the fish was fresh, and the bowls were simply prepared. So good, if I was rich, I would go back to Hawaii just for it! I also got to eat some of my favorite fruits while in Kauai; logan
, pineapples, rambutan
, and soursop
The kids, of course, enjoyed the beach and the warm waters every single day. They had boundless energies and enjoyed each other, even when they were playing a good old fashion game like Monopoly when they were forced to put down their electronics. Lastly, have you ever seen a blue stop sign before?? Apparently, they are used on private property in Hawaii! We saw one at the parking lot by Diamond Head in Oahu.
I have way to many pictures to share so I'm breaking it into Oahu and Kauai, with the first set from Oahu. Happy New Year!!
Posted on January 18, 2020