So I am doing the best thing I can and just diving in!
I had the most amazing time in Kauai at the beginning of November. I went with my mom, sister and best friend from high school!
I could have stayed a month. I got to pick the island we went to and after consulting with Sarah, definitely knew Kauai was the place I wanted to go. It's known as the Garden Island and was overflowing with greens, pinks, oranges and yellows.. pretty much color paradise.
We went to a luau (pork is yummy, poi is not) and I got up on stage in front of, oh.. 500 ish people and did the hula.
This is where that photo would go, notice it is not here. However if you friend my mom on facebook, I'm sure she would be happy to send you a video of it.
It was the best time imaginable.. I felt so rejuvenated and full of ideas and gusto and happiness. A week in paradise with girls only. I highly recommend it. There were times that I missed my family - Ethan would have loved the boogie boarding at Hanalei pier and Eliza would have geeked out over Glass Beach. Dustin would have been a fun companion to everything. But we all needed this. Mama's need to regroup, clear their heads, join together with friends and family and feel that surge of how amazing it is to be a woman. And especially to travel with my best friend of 16 years. We met when we were 15. I've known her longer than I haven't! It is so cool to travel back through history with her and talk about the things we had planned when we were young and to now, "poof!" instantly be able to see some of those outcomes that we wondered about so much.
Do you guys take girls only vacations? We're talking about Rome next.. but I'm kinda into Greece.