Saturday, October 2, 2010

Our Big Hawaii Vacation - The Short Version

After having to reschedule this trip 3 different times due to Jim's work obligations, we finally made it to Kauai and Maui just after Labor Day. We absolutely adore Hawaii and some major milestones in our relationship have happened here - namely our first big trip together when we were still dating and then getting engaged on Maui a few years later. Since we've been so many times, we tend to shy away from hitting all of the major tourist spots and instead we try to just relax and enjoy the time together.

We visit the local beaches and enjoy the sun, sand and ocean.





When we get tired of laying on the sand, we head back to the resort pools and take advantage of the comfy lounge chairs.


In general, Jim tends to favor catnaps, while I prefer to read as much as humanly possible.


We get a little crazy and have impromptu photoshoots. Sometimes, they're even without the other person knowing they're the featured subject.




All that laying around and reading makes us hungry. And goodness knows there is no shortage of delicious food in Hawaii.



We time our dinner reservations to ensure that we have a great view for the amazing sunsets.



We usually celebrate an anniversary or birthday. This year, it was our 5 year anniversary and we spent it at Spago. So yummy - both the food and the views.




There isn't a ton of nightlift in Maui or Kauai, so we take advantage of the lanai and have after dinner drinks under the stars.


As you can see, it was a rough trip. ;) Needless to say, we had a lot of fun and it was great to get away from everything for a bit. I only hope we can make it back again very soon.

23 comments:

Gail said...

I am suffering a dose of holiday envy.

MushyWear said...

Hey, that looks like my backyard. No, just kidding. I wish I lived on the ocean! You both look so happy and relaxed in the photos. So nice to hear you had a great time!

Kristine said...

Oh my... thank you for posting these! We have our first Hawaii vacation planned for April, and you've just amped up my excitement! Our pics will look very similar, him sleeping and me reading!

Leslie said...

Looks like an awesome trip. And you look fabulous. :)

10yearstogether said...

A totally rough looking trip, I agree. PLEASE! You look amazing A, looks like a fun trip too. Good for you! And happy anniversary! xoxo

kenpen said...

The pics with the Nook look like they should be in an ad.

Congrats on 5 years!

snow said...

Loved your pics of Hawaii. Hawaii is our favorite destination but living in NY makes it a trip we can't do too often.The aloha spirit is unlike anything any where in the world! :O)

Vanessa said...

It looks like you had a great vacation! Thanks for sharing your photos, and memories with us!

Karin said...

You lucky, lucky girl! Hawaii looks beautiful and so do you. What a great time!

weezermonkey said...

You are the hotness on the beach!

Susan said...

You both had the perfect anniversary trip!

Handmade said...

Fabulous photos - very envious!

Zoe said...

Wow! What an incredible gastronomic holiday! xxx

Lindsay T said...

Drool!

LindaNan said...

MushyWear said... Hey, that looks like my backyard. Well, it is my backyard! Muah haha ha ha

Livin' and lovin' in Maui

Yahpee said...

Oh mah gaw woman. You look so fantab!

Aren't vacations the best! M and I just felt so refreshed after ours too.

Looks like you had an awesome time!

Elizabeth said...

Happy # 5! I wish many more for you. You and Jim make a very attractive couple- you look so happy. And for what it's worth I think you would look fab on a pink four-wheeler and you have one!

Elizabeth said...

That is, you should have one.

wan said...

oh, maui. how i wish we could come back for our 5th anniversary this december.

Gorgeous Things said...

I'm just catching up with your blog now. I'm so glad you had a great time!!! I love Maui. I've never been to Kauai, but some day I'd love to go there. We went to the Big Island to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, among other things, this summer. Welcome home!

tam pham said...

one word= JEALOUS.

what an amazing trip!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Love, love your blog!! This is a great post, love the last pic, that moon and stars + the beach, it looks so dreamy....!!!

Winnie said...

Happy anniversary! Sounds like you two had a very relaxing time!