Monday, September 8, 2008

Mission Impossible: Rest & Relaxation (Outdoor Adventure Part 2)

Mission Critical Details:

Our mission, since we chose to accept it, was to find Paradise and accomplish the following objectives.

Mission Objectives:

1. Find rest and relaxation.
2. Celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary (April 25th) and Josh's MBA graduation (May 25th).
3. Soak up some sun.
4. Have fun.

Agents Assigned to this Mission:

Top Agents: Anna & Dale (Jen's parents)

Tag-a-long Agent Couple #1: Jen & Josh

Tag-a-long Agent Couple #2: Nate & Lynlee
(Jen's brother and his wife)

Tag-a-long Agent Couple #3: Cami & Jr
(Jen's sister and her husband)

Mission Location: Tropical island of Kauai, Hawaii

Mission Dates: August 17 - August 24, 2008

I think the knowledge that we would be leaving to Paradise(a.k.a. Kauai, Hawaii)helped me survive "Outdoor Adventure Part 1" (see the post below for those details). Four days after arriving home from my camping trip with the kiddos, Josh and I boarded a Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Hawaii, with our little Landon in tow. This trip was a slightly delayed celebration of our 10th wedding anniversary (Apr. 25th) and Josh's MBA graduation (May 25th).

We owe some big "mahalos" to my parents for inviting us to join them on their tropical vacation, for allowing us to stay at the beautiful Kauai Marriot Resort and for planning such a fun, enjoyable, adventurous and relaxing trip. We also owe a big mahalo to my brother(Doug) and sister-in-law (Jess) for watching our other 2 highly energetic kids during our 8-day getaway. (Even though we are trading babysitting services, somehow we think we ended up with the better end of the trade.)

We had over 300 photos on our camera alone....which means it was hard to choose which ones not to post. Hopefully, you'll enjoy experiencing Kauai through our eyes. Here are the highlights of our week:

1. WaimeaCanyon (a.k.a. "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific")

2. Napali Coast Zodiac Raft Adventure Tour/Snorkeling/Sea Caves/Lava Funnels (and boy was it an adventure!!)

3. Smith's Luau

4. Playing in the Sand

5. Lounging in the Pool

6. Water Volleyball

7. Beautiful hotel scenery

8. All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet

9. The Beach (need I say more?)

10. Relaxing :)



Elwellzoo said...

I was wondering when you were going to do your hawaii post. These are great pictures. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Looks like you had a great time!!! :) Great pictures.

We'll have to talk about Kauai - we are planning on going in May.

Lynlee Price said...

Ha ha I love it! Yes the mission was without a doubt, accomplished! I especially loved the music to go along with it. You're hilarious!

Bowles said...

Paint me green! I am glad your mission was possible. Looks like tons of fun!
Have a good one!