August 21, 2012

We Are Going To Kauai Again!

I am so proud of Marcus- he earned a spot in his company President's Club and that gives us a free trip to Kauai to celebrate with his company leadership and the other winners! We took this trip in 2008 and it was amazing to say the least. So very grateful he has a job, does well at it, and is rewarded with a trip like this!

We didn't know much last time and I was 8 months pregnant, so this trip will be different and even better! We want to extend the trip and spend some time on the North Shore of the island, specifically Princeville area. There is a hotel with small kitchens so we can enjoy downtime poolside, eating a few meals in, and then enjoying the island scenery. The company sponsored part of the trip is on the southern tip in Poipu.

Here are the two hotels we will stay at... although, I doubt you can go wrong at such a beautiful place. I want to read lots of books poolside, drink tropical frozen drinks (all free with my wristband of course!), eat fresh fruit all day long, and generally relax!

These are two places we discovered late in the game last time that we will frequent again. The left is the Hyatt hotel's restaurant and we'll have breakfast buffets here each morning. The right is the best snow cone I have ever laid my mouth on. In Hawaii, they are called shave ice and they put the ice on top of a scoop of ice cream, preferably macadamia nut. I am not even kidding- delish! 

When we do feel like leaving the pool, Marcus wants to coast down Waimea Canyon at sunrise again and I will partake in the Anara Spa at the Hyatt. The lava rock shower is an experience! I also had a yummy breakfast here one morning, Aunt Betty's Banana Breakfast Bagel and we've tried to recreate it at home. Fingers crossed it is still on the menu.

 We didn't step foot in the ocean last time. The hotel area wasn't your typical sandy beach and we didn't venture out, but we want to take the little 10 minute hike down to Hideaways Beach this time. And, Marcus always wants a hammock nap with the ocean in the distance.

 So excited to take this trip and celebrate Marcus and his accomplishments! The company part of the trip is amazing- luau, formal awards ceremony, private concert with Kid Rock and REO Speedwagon and more! The meals are amazing, the drinks are unlimited and the weather is perfection!

We will leave in about 7 weeks, so now is the time to save a little money, lose a little weight, and make sure our tropical wardrobe is ready for a week in Hawaii!

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