Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hawaiian Paradise Part 2

Just in case you were still wondering after the last post if our hotel was INCREDIBLE, here is your answer:

After a relaxing day by the pool on the next day, we went to a beautiful restaurant at the hotel for dinner.
Our table was out in the middle of the lagoon, surrounded by fish! We had a great meal and a wonderful time.

Jeremy & Lindsey posing in front of the hotel waterfall.

So our next big adventure was to go on a rafting expedition. When we signed up, here is what the description read:

An incredible 5½ to 6 hour expedition to Kauai's Na Pali Coast. We'll leave the modern world behind-darting in and out of sea caves, plunging under cascading waterfalls, and encountering the dramatic peaks and majestic valleys of the Na Pali Coast.

When conditions allow, we'll land on a remote beach (Nualolo Kai) for hiking, snorkeling, and a delicious lunch. Take a guided historical hike to the ruins of an 800 year old Hawaiian fishing village. Explore the same thriving reef ecosystem that supported ancient Hawaiians.

Sounds great, right? What we didn't realize is that there aren't any seats on the raft and that you sit on the inflatable sides, holding on to two ropes - the only thing that keeps you from getting thrown off into shark-infested, coral reef ocean waters.

We did have fun, although we were all pretty wiped out by the end of the day (and for the next couple of days).

The girls spent the next day by the pool, while the boys hit the waves at the beach right by the hotel. They rented some boogie boards and had a great time! I think all of them got a minor injury that they showed off at the end of the day. Heather even tried it out!

On our last evening, we went to a luau. It was moved indoors due to rain, so we were a little disappointed. But we ended up being active participants in the festivities.

Jeremy and Lindsey got to perform the huki lau (don't know if I spelled that right or not) on stage.

Jon was "called out" during this tribal dance as the next leader. The guy stuck his tongue out right at Jon. It was pretty funny.

On our last day, we took a drive up the North Shore and saw some more beautiful scenery.

As we were sitting in the airport, we were already discussing our next trip to Hawaii!! It was so much fun!


Heather said...

I wondered when we would get part two!

Daniel and I watched "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" last night and, once again, started talking about when we would go back!!