So we made it to Kauai! Actually, we've been here a month already and it has been awesome! We've been busy bees though lately so we haven't had time to post anything. We're gonna do a quick round of catch-up and then maybe we can get the blog rolling again on a weekly basis... whatchathink?!
So, I've gotta give you the past month and a half in speedy drive-by form. Sorry, but I don't have all day to update this thing.
First of all, moving here was awful! I mean the moving part. We did it cheap. Because Nikki has status with Delta, she could bring like 5 70lb bags with her for less than $100...so we did just that. We packed everything we own into 5 huge boxes, 4 huge suitcases, and couple of carry-on's. Moving that stuff sucked! And Nikki, being the trooper that she is, carried it all up to our new apt (on the 2nd floor with no elevator) by her self while I was working! GO NIKKI!
When we got here, we couldn't move into our apt right away, so we stayed at the Marriott hotel for a few days over new years! It was beautiful!
Clockwise from Top Left: Beach from our hotel, eating the delicious fish n chips by the hotel fire, checking out the beach, relaxing by the pool
Our first couple of days here we hiked this awesome hill right behind our house called, Nonou, or the sleeping giant. It was only 2 miles round trip but it seriously was hard and felt like forever! The view though was amazing! And it turns out that Nikki actually is quite a hiker!
Clockwise from Top Left: Nounou is the peak above Nikki's head, hazardous cliff halfway up, views from the top both directions (P.S. - don't be scared of the gangsta with the orange doo rag! - Nikki)
By the way, our apt is awesome - more pics on that to follow later!
Our next hike we went on (sorry, no pics of this one) was the coolest one ever! In our church we met an awesome young couple who have been here since August. They know all the good hikes! They took us up to these sweet canals kinda close to our house and we went TUBING down the canals! Trust me... this sounds easy and breezy, but it was INTESE! These canals are tiny and sooooo long and pitch black! We had some headlamps, but it was still WAAAYYY dark and freaky! We rode them forever! They took us to a deep pool with a rock water fall and a rock swing. Then they just kept going on and on and we kept on going. Funny Part - i accidentally bought the wrong size tubes for nikki and i... seriously like baby-sized and so nikki's kept flipping her over backwards...hahaha and i had to try to fit TWO together under my butt to even stay afloat. When I tried using just one, I didn't even float at all... i was like up to my neck in the water! hahahaha! If anyone comes to visit, this is for sure the hike you're going on!
Next, last weekend we were in Oahu. We decided to hike Koko head. Nikki had just got a new Iphone and so she was all excited to figure out the new features so she said"Hey I'll get us directions on my new phone." FAIL! her phone led us to Diamond Head instead and we didn't realize it till we had already paid for parking. So instead we hiked that one! But it was still amazing! We booked it up there too, making it up in like 40min flat!
Clockwise from Top Left: Kai working on his L-Sit on the way up, at the bottom of the first set of stairs (which we ran up), at the top seeing Koko Head, the view of Waikiki
Finally, I joined and started coaching at Kauai Crossfit! THis place is awesome - so paradisacal! I'll post some pics later, but be warned, if you come to visit me I'm taking you there to get your ACE handed to you in a gnarly workout!