Day 1- Sunday
I never thought I would be the one to pack up swim suits and sunscreen and head off to Hawaii for almost two weeks with my family, but luckily I was wrong. We booked the airplanes, reserved condos and set up rental cars. The next step was waking up at 3 am to leave for the airport.. TEN HOURS of traveling. I wanna say it wasn't hard, waking up at three and riding in planes for over 8 hours but it was. Im clearly a wimp but wow was it exhausting! All I wanted was a bed to take a nap, until we landed and I felt the Hawaiian air, in that moment I wanted to become a mermaid and hula girl all at the same time.
While waiting for Mike and Dani to pick up our rental cars we decided that lunch was definitely the next on our list for the day, and not lunch just anywhere but the brewery my mom and Mike visited last time they were here. But how fun is that for the children who only get to experience the burgers... Per the advice of our waiter there was a glass beach just down the road of the restaurant that accompanied tide pools full of crabs and little friends that we had to see, so of course we made the walk after we paid our check to our first adventure in Hawaii.
Boy was it beautiful, its hard not to think you're in a wonderland here no matter where you are on this island.
We finally pulled ourselves away from the beach to head off for check in to our beach condo just west of Lihue for just one night. After checking in, Marissa and I decided that if we have just one night in this cute area we should definitely explore! We walked through a shopping center and into the Marriott Resort - which we were not staying in and I do not recommend sneaking into resort pools - down to the chairs and set up camp to relax and enjoy the pool right off the ocean. Although the pool was tempting at first we ran down to the ocean, and spent probably an hour swimming in and out and pretending to be mermaids - I will admit I am still 8... It was maybe 6 or 7 that night and we were exhausted. Finally we heading to the condo hoping for some dinner to be made, and relaxed with our family and Mikes buddy Patrick arrived to join the fun. This trip was beginning perfectly and nothing could ruin this motion picturesque life I was living - even sleeping on the pull out couch.
Day one Kauai in less than 5 words - worth it.