Wednesday, February 27, 2008


So... we've been gone. On the 4th, we hopped on a plane and spent 16 days in Kauai. What can I say, it was awesome.

We did nothing but eat lots of fresh, tropical fruit and fresh fish, we swam almost every day, we walked lots, and we hung out watching the whales/dolphins/tortoises. Our place was right on the water, and the last day we were there we saw the full moon set, the sun rise, a baby humpback breech 30 or 40 times, and a beautiful sunset. It was a pretty awesome day.

The highlights of the trip were probably (in no specific order):
  • surfing lesson (I stood up and rode the wave onto the beach 5 or 6 times)
  • Simone in her bright pink swim suit and hat, sitting in the bright pink inflatable boat just squealing with joy (wish we had a picture of that)
  • shrimp marinated in soy sauce/sesame oil/ginger - huge and delicous
  • nearly a papaya a day
  • just hanging out with Mary, Simone, and Elizabeth
  • Simone learning new words every day (she said "angst" the day we flew to Hawaii

Here are some pics:

Simone's first day on the beach:

A random sampling of our fruit selection:

Simone and Mary playing in the sand:

A pretty typical sunset, with waves splashing up. This was taken from the condo:

Simone, a very sleepy baby:

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