Yes, I hate it when people say that word as a replacement for “vacation” but as someone who is less than 2 months from departure date, I will say it as much as I want. In 52 days, I will be on an airplane with this destination in sight:
That beautiful, beautiful island is Kauai, Hawaii – also known as the Garden Isle. Not only did I get lucky in marrying such a hunky man. I also married a man whose grandfather lives in Princeville. His backyard:
And what we looked like at the last visit (back in 2003):
It will feel so amazing to go back with Steve’s family and be in much better shape. 7 years ago, there was no way I would have hiked toward the Na Pali coast in my chubby state, but I am so amped to see it all this year – to hike, run and just enjoy the Hawaiian air and fabulous views. This time, I’m doing it with my husband, my in-laws, 2 new sisters-in-law, a new brother-in-law, their lovely friends/significant others and my new grandpa!
In my excitement, I have done a little shopping. A new body has required new clothes and while I love that my older things are too big for me now, I really hate spending money on clothes. Luckily, we have a plethora of consignment stores nearby that I can scour for dresses, shorts and tanks. So far, I’ve found 2 new pairs of denim shorts and 3 dresses for less than $100. I have to wait for the next paycheck to do anymore shopping though. Sad, I know! I still need some new bathing suits. Apparently, they are not as easy to alter, so new ones are on the list! I don’t think I have bought a new bikini in at least 3 years. I’m overdue!
Do you have any vacations planned this summer?