We spent A LOT of time just lying around...reading, napping, dreaming.
We hung out in our little lanai playing lots of cards while snacking on Taro chips and beer.
Luckily for us, the Taro chips brought out all the neighbors.
We enjoyed a few sunsets.
We spent a fair amount of time in line for the water slide at our hotel.
But don't think we were lazy the whole time. Oh no, we did a crazy 4 mile hike up and down the Na Pali coastline...IN THE RAIN. The red mud made you feel like you were hiking through Thai Iced Coffee...up hill...
But it was worth it for these kind of views. Somehow for the whole 4 hour hike, it managed to only rain directly over us, never in the horizon, go figure!
The Esquire's favorite vacation lunch was lau lau pork, which is wrapped and cooked in ti leaves. He wasn't the only one in love with the lau lau... check out Mr. Jungle Fowl, trying to be all stealthy and sneak a bite!
And of course, we took our signature one handed self-portrait (we pretty much take these kind of photos everywhere). This one is Blog Approved by The Esquire.
All in all it was a great trip... just what we needed right when we needed it. The adoption process, and by that I mean: the WAITING, was beginning to get to us a little. For awhile we were all, "it's never going to happen...waaaa!" And then we would talk to someone and suddenly be all, "It could happen ANY MOMENT! " But 10 mins later we'd talk to someone else and plunge back into, "Waaaaa!" (And by 'we' I mainly mean 'ME'... the Esq. is also totally over the waiting but he's not quite as up and down as I seem to be lately.)
So needless to say, this little get-away helped us step away from the emotional roller-coaster we lovingly call part of International Adoption. It was a chance for us to just spend 5 days doing what we love most: explore, nap, eat, play cards, nap some more but in a different location, eat something fried, float aimlessly, and dream.
But of course, we are never too far from our adoption hopes. I mean, what do you think we dreamed about? That one day soon we'll return to this magical little island so we can buy one of the shirts on the far left...