Bliss Bits 4/24/2014.

Truth? My soul is still in Kauai. It snowed in Park City on the day we left and the day we returned. Re-entry has been… slow. But, as with any trip, being away from home makes me love it just a little bit more. Sometimes a change of scenery is necessary to gain a little perspective. Here are a handful of happy things from before, during, and after Kauai (a proper vacation post is coming soon!).

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The last of the snow has melted from the deck!

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Grilled homemade pizza and big wine: heavenly.

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Fresh-squeezed tangerine mint cocktail.

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(Mostly) dry trails.

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Ahhh. Flip-flops and green grass.

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John showed me a hike he does with Cholula behind the house.

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Spring spring-ing.

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The first official dog dive of the season!

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Shrimp tacos with homemade pico de gallo.

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View from our condo’s lanai.

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Right before this photo with my brother, I fell and skinned my knee. #klutz

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Fat, happy beach dog under the pier.

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SO MANY CHOICES.

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Yes.

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I have a feeling this is the same seal I made friends with five years ago.

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Poke! Scrumptious.

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Hanalei Pier.

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There were a lot of selfies taken on this trip.

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Hiking the Na Pali coastline.

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Trail selfie!

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The mid-hike opah wrap and PBR was delicious.

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Pile of leis.

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Luau shenanigans (read: open bar).

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My new favorite phrase.

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After a rain shower.

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These beautiful shady trees grow right over the beach.

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Lunchtime selfie!

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Wondering why I paid for perms for like 20 years…

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These two.

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One of my favorite photos from the trip.

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Why my bag was heavier coming home.

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Sarah sent me a photo of her new friend in Oman. HELLO.

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Amanda had this 45. And I’m dating myself. Do you know what a 45 is?

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We checked out a new trail in the ‘hood.

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Yes, that is fresh snow behind the ranunculus.

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Take-out sushi night!

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One year ago, I made pork carnitas tacos!

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Two years ago, Amanda and I did big hair and tried on prom dresses.

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Three years ago, John had just returned from heli-skiing in Alaska.

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And this was Ms. Lazybones this morning. How I missed her!

You know. Just the usual bliss.

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9 replies »

  1. Looks like you had a fun and enjoyable trip! I never knew Spam came in other flavors, to be honest, lol. And I’m taking a guess, but is a 45 a record or something? I’m a 90’s baby so excuse me if I’m wrong 🙂

  2. Woo hoo! Welcome back, Chica. Bananarama = Clubbing + Awesome VW Memories. The hibiscus flower is my fav. Can’t wait until your next post. Did you know that Hawaii is on our travel plans for 2015? SQUEE!

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