Sorry for the long pause in my blogs, my laptop is currently out of working order. For Christmas this year we went to Hawaii, and while on vacation my laptop decided it was going to take a vaca as well. Enough about that shifty bastard(my laptop), and on to the vacation blog!
Holidays with my family are spent at my parents house. We watch Footloose (the original) every year while we put up the tree. It's become a Christmas tradition to watch Kevin Bacon cut loose while we string popcorn. My brother, Dillon and I typically break into the wine on Christmas Eve, that goes along with our traditions. This year we decided to go to Hawaii with our family friends. Rum, beaches, and sunshine in no particular order.
The plane ride over was long and exhausting. My brother so graciously let me know my hair had dandruff, mid plane ride. I would like to blame the hotel shampoo and also let my readers know my hair is typically in Pantene commercial condition. I don't believe this is an important detail about this trip, but people should know I look ROUGH when I travel.
When we got to Kauai, it was breath taking. I was a little in awe over the beautiful ocean, and I was more than ready for drinks on the beach. We wasted no time in getting to the rum distillery. If you ever go on vacation to Kauai, I recommend rum tasting. I was feeling very Captain Jack Sparrow by the end of the first day.
My vacation allowed me a lot of time to lay on the beach, and listen to the waves. That is my favorite thing in this world. It's peaceful. I get the best writing done when I lay in the sand and look out into the crashing waves. I have always been a beach bum (the Oregon Coast is my jam), and I find my creativity flows when I am by the water. I was able to get some really nice journaling time in, while we spent time by the ocean. While I was writing, or simply watching the waves crash, my family searched for sea shells. I found it to be really serene looking at my family sprinkled throughout the beach, digging in the sand. We were all spread out, but it felt like we were spending quality time together, especially when everyone would come together to compare sea shells.
We spent a lot of time in the ocean swimming. I, in nature, like to push boundaries. That, mixed with rum had me swimming out in the ocean a little too far with my friend Makayla. We were quickly reeled in by our family. On one of the last days, all of us were jumping the waves. It was hilarious. One minute we would be laughing and diving through the water, and the next we would be tossed and knocked with the undertow, I called it quits when I got a bloody nose. At one point during our wave jumping two boys (I'm guessing 12) approached me to tell me I looked southern. I'm still perplexed by that statement, and have only been able to come up with one reason. I look like I eat a lot of butter. Southern people always are cooking with butter. My reasoning is flawless, but it still has me wondering what the hell those kids were getting at.
Kauai provided us with memories we will never forget, with family and friends who we love. We did so much during our two week vacation. We zip-lined, snorkeled, ate delicious food, watched the sun set, went boating, drank ungodly amounts of mai tais. and just enjoyed each others company. I hope to write more about the vaca, but I mostly wanted to give everyone a quick update, because I haven't blogged in a while. Until next time,
XOXO Gossip Lib
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