*****I am so very far behind on my blog that I almost want to give up. But I am going to try very hard to catch up...here goes. I started this post several months ago....******
Where do I begin? Even though our trip was just over a month ago it already feels so long ago! We knew we wanted to go somewhere this summer....Cody was rooting for Alaska and I wanted Hawaii...we compromised by going to an island neither of us had been to, Kauai, as well as a few days on Oahu to visit Melissa (my sister) and Sam.
When we arrived on Kauai we got our rental car and headed to our resort. When we went to Oahu a few years ago our hotel room was very cheap....but also had holes in the walls, was ancient, and as a matter of fact was torn down and doesn't exist anymore. This time I splurged a bit and was able to get a great deal on Priceline at the Sheraton...the continental breakfast and great location made it worth the extra $. When we arrived we found out we were upgraded to a ocean view room, woo hoo!
The Koi ponds were fun, lots of bright big fish.
The view from our room (sorry Cody)
After unpacking we walked along the beach.....it felt so good to move around after a long day of traveling.
This big sea turtle was just hanging out, we saw quite a few.
The next day after breakfast we set off to go on a hike (Kipu Falls)that friends recommended, as did our awesome book "The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook" ....it told where to eat, swim, hike, snorkel, etc....it did not let us down and we used it for everything.