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!).
The last of the snow has melted from the deck!
Grilled homemade pizza and big wine: heavenly.
Fresh-squeezed tangerine mint cocktail.
(Mostly) dry trails.
Ahhh. Flip-flops and green grass.
John showed me a hike he does with Cholula behind the house.
The first official dog dive of the season!
Shrimp tacos with homemade pico de gallo.
View from our condo’s lanai.
Right before this photo with my brother, I fell and skinned my knee. #klutz
Fat, happy beach dog under the pier.
SO MANY CHOICES.
I have a feeling this is the same seal I made friends with five years ago.
There were a lot of selfies taken on this trip.
Hiking the Na Pali coastline.
The mid-hike opah wrap and PBR was delicious.
Pile of leis.
Luau shenanigans (read: open bar).
My new favorite phrase.
After a rain shower.
These beautiful shady trees grow right over the beach.
Wondering why I paid for perms for like 20 years…
One of my favorite photos from the trip.
Why my bag was heavier coming home.
Sarah sent me a photo of her new friend in Oman. HELLO.
Amanda had this 45. And I’m dating myself. Do you know what a 45 is?
We checked out a new trail in the ‘hood.
Yes, that is fresh snow behind the ranunculus.
Take-out sushi night!
One year ago, I made pork carnitas tacos!
Two years ago, Amanda and I did big hair and tried on prom dresses.
Three years ago, John had just returned from heli-skiing in Alaska.
And this was Ms. Lazybones this morning. How I missed her!
You know. Just the usual bliss.
One year ago: Strawberry Coconut Sorbet.