Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hawaii Top Ten


I'm back from Hawaii full of sun and even a few apologies. I planned on blogging while there, but our internet connection was dodgy. And when it worked, it made a snail stuck in molasses in January in the arctic without snowshoes or a dogsled team seem REALLY fast, hence the lack of posts. Just pretend I'm still on island time.

Anywho, in honor of Jonene's (thanks btw!!!!) guest post, here are the top ten things from our trip.

10: Chickens. Yup, they were everywhere. I even brought proof.

And somehow this sounded a little better than landing in Kauai and discovering the airline lost our luggage. Yup, we are that cursed. But they did find it--a sunburn and a trip to Walmart for toothbrushes and sunscreen and shoes and deodorant and...well a bunch of other stuff later. See, chickens suddenly sound awesome.

9: The Beach and sun. Way better than Chickens, and did I mention it snowed at my house the day before we left? Shudder.

Kid A did manage to get stung by a Portugese Man-of-war jelly fish TWICE! Once on the ankle our first time in the water. The second time from the upper thigh to her calf our last time out in the water(this may have been the reason it was our last time in the water). The thing wrapped around her leg and knee, and she had to peel it off with her fingers. Can you say giant welts? She still has red marks. You know that cursed thing? Yeah, you might not want to go swimming with us. Just saying.

8: Waterfalls.

Beautiful and not a jelly in sight. Ahhhhh.

7: Being surrounded by dolphins.

Again, way better than jellies.

6: The Napali Coast.

5: The Napali Coast, and yes, it gets more than one spot because it was so gorgeous.

4: Yup, the Napali Coast.

I may have like this place just a tad. :)

3: Adventures.

And we didn't even die. Alway a good thing.

2: Hikes.

This is Kid A and me on the trail. And yes, this was a vertical trail. Sooo much fun, especially since we avoided jellies. I did yell at Kid A when she started leaping from rock to rock with a 2000 foot drop on both sides. Kids!

1: Green stuff and cool trees.

And even better than all ten of these was coming home and finding the sitters...I mean the kids still alive. They even missed us (both the sitters and the kids). Pure bonus.


Jonene Ficklin said...

So glad to have you back, and oh my Hawaiian goodness! The photos are to die for! (I'm seriously hoping we get more Hawaii stories/experiences and pictures on your future blogs.)

LeishaMaw said...

Jonene, I'll show you as many pics as you want. You may want to run and hide right now before I can load up the slide show. He he.

Anonymous said...

Leisha, that sounds awesome! Thanks for the sum-up of your adventures. Still totally envious, despite the jellyfish stings.

p.s. How do I "sign up" to get emails when you publish a post? That way I won't keep missing them!

LeishaMaw said...

Nikki, it was fun, jellies and all. As far as how to sign up. I'll add you to my email list. :) Thanks for not wanting to miss any posts.

Brenda Sills said...

Hey Leisha - I'm running out to my son's BBall game, but before I go, I wanted to tell you that I awarded you THE IRRESISTIBLY SWEET BLOG AWARD! Yay Leisha! You are so Wonderful! You can check out what to do on my blog. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

That tree? SO COOL. That sign? Scares the shiz out of me! I got stung by a jelly when I went to Hawaii too!!!

LeishaMaw said...

L.T., the tree is way cool isn't it? And what is it with jellies in Hawaii? Did you have fun, though?


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