We returned from our vacation yesterday afternoon and wasted no time in picking up our special four-legged family members who were very glad to see us after being gone for a week. In a small way, seeing the excitement of our special pups once again made coming home a little easier to tolerate after such an incredibly fun and memorable vacation. The trip started off a little rocky for me, due to an upset stomach on the day we flew to Kauai, but thankfully, it passed quickly. I won’t deny that I was quite miserable on our flights that day, though.
The weather was gorgeous every day of our trip in both Kauai and California, and despite the fact that we stayed in six different hotels in seven nights, we really had a great time and don’t feel too terribly tired now that we are finally home once again. We made the most of our time in both places, while still enjoying some nice down time in Hawaii, too. My birthday was last Friday, and it was fabulous to spend the first part of the day in Hawaii, then fly to San Francisco where my daughter and her hubby were waiting for us at the airport that night. We all made a road trip to Big Sur on Saturday and Sunday, which was a lot of fun. We stayed at a beautiful place on Saturday night that had some outstanding views of the ocean and cliffs, and we also celebrated my birthday with a gourmet meal that evening. We even got to hike for a couple of hours at a beautiful state park there on Sunday afternoon, which we all definitely enjoyed.
As always, good vacations are just too short, and this was definitely the case for us on this trip. I would really love to just spend about a month in Kauai and now have that goal as a little “bucket list” thing that perhaps we can do after we retire in years down the road.
I will try to share more information about our trip and some of the beautiful sites soon. Kauai was not a new destination for us, as we have now been there three times, and hopefully this will not be our last time either because I dearly love Kauai. However, Big Sur was a new destination for us and one that we truly loved, too. Our daughter and her husband go there often, and it was nice to have such knowledgeable “tour guides” to drive and tell us all about the area. But more than that, it was just nice to simply spend some quality time with them again.