Thursday, October 16, 2008

Phriday's Photo Phiesta or How to Hate Me Now!

Aloha and Mahalo for stopping back in after my long absence. I thought I would rub it in a little...


This is my little slice of paradise. I usually sat on the chair on the right - Hubby on the left.

We did a lot of this on the Garden Isand of Kauai...

Our attire for the most part of the trip....

...oh, and none of that poi for me thanks - we ate BIG!
Our home away from home....
My backyard ....

We looked at lots of this on our trip....


and ate some more of this with this guy. Great food, but not much of a conversationalist (the statue not the Hubby, of course) I think I saw Batman on this mountain....
Played a little of this...*
Drove around in this....

There's a Grand Canyon in Waimea....
No - that ain't Starbucks in that travel mug....in case you were wondering.

Heard these little things ALL day and ALL night....** and one of the many waterfalls in Kauai!




* Editor's note : I have 'played' some of the best golf courses in the country. Or so I'd like you to think so. I drive a mean golf cart and have a perfect golf clap. Next time, I'll pose the shot and put an actual ball on the green.

** There are no natural preditors to these roosters on this island. They are all over - the mountains, the beaches, the highways...and just in case you were wondering - they actually do say - very clearly Cock-a-Doodle-Do! I heard them all day and all night. I was going to print up a T-shirt that says "I went to Kauai and all I got was this lousy cock" but I didn't think it would over big with the tourists. I hate chickens.

I read two actual real live grown up books - imagine that! Books without rhymes and illustrations! I met some (who we kidding, tons) of honeymooners. I spent quality time with my husband for the first time in years - and knowing that my children were in their Grammy nanny's capable hands , well - it was just the bomb!

I hope I don't have to wait another bunch of years to do this again. The last time was before right after 9/11 ...it seems my vacations follow major crisis on our planet and our economy. I had no idea I wielded such awesome power.

oh yeah- and I missed the SITS Blogathon, but to all of you who gave me the shout out...I am so touched and more in love with you than before I went away! Mahalo y'all!

PS - Join the fun at Candid Carrie's !


42 comments:

Kat said...

Well, I've been hatin' ya all week. And just when I thought I could move past it, you rub salt in the wound. ;-)

I love though that you had a week of no kids. It's amazing what that can do for you - and for you and hubby. Michael and I went on a cruise for our 8th anniversary. I wonder if I can finagle something next Spring for our lucky 13th?!

Robin said...

Well, it's about freakin time you got back! I've been hatin on ya too but I admit (grudingly) that you and your hubby deserved such a wonderful trip. Glad you had such an awesome time!! ;-)

jill jill bo bill said...

You look so relaxed, but maybe you're just tipsy. Beautiful pix!!

Romi said...

Thanks for sharing the " 2nd Honeymoon" photos. You look tan and happy. Been waitin' for you to come home and share your trip with us.

Tiffany said...

Love it all!

You guys look so relaxed.. amazing how that happens when you get away to a beautiful Hawaiian Island.

Glad you are back, we missed you!

Susie said...

That looks fantastic!!

Lula! said...

I hate you.

No, I love you. I'm way jealous.

Fabulous pics, DEBBIE.

See how much I love you?

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Must be nice!
Great pics

Miz Dinah said...

You lucky bum!

BoufMom9 said...

OH wow! This looks just FABULOUS!!!! Glad you had such a great time!

Lauren said...

So jealous.

Kgirl said...

Yep you are now tan and have come back to suburbia...welcome and we have to have a drink!

Head Nut said...

oh wow!! looks like you guys had a blast!!

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Foto Friday!!

- Jennifer

Jennifer said...

Wow--it looks like an amazing trip! I'm totally jealous!!

Heather said...

I'm not jealous. Nope, not at all.

It looks beautiful and you deserved some time alone with your hubby!

~~tonya~~ said...

Beautiful!! And yes, I do hate you now. LOLOL Looks like yall had a wonderful time.

careysue said...

Great pictures. Great times. You had both! How cool is that!!

Found you through Candid Carrie!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I prefer a cold frozen tundra.

Really

I do

You believe me, right?

M said...

I totally missed the blog-a-thon too.

AND.....I hate you...I really really hate you..

....like a lot

Outnumbered2to1 said...

Wow. Just wow. I'm SO happy you posted these pictures now and not in Feb. when I've been shoveling twenty gazillion feet of snow.

Glad you had a good time.

Molly said...

It looks like you had so much fun! The last time I went to Hawaii was on Monday September 10th 2001 - it was a tragic vacation and everything shut down!

Cristin said...

Welcome back!! I will get to Hawaii some day... Hubby lived there for a few years and insists I get over my fear of flying so we can go...

jen721 said...

How much fun! We were there about 7 years ago and are itching to go back. Looks like you had a great time!

sassy stephanie said...

Hatin' on you. Big.Time. I hope those cocks kept you awake all week! HA! No, sorry. I don't hate you. much.

Nik said...

I am SUPER DUPER JEALOUS....because that is the SAME EXACT place my husband and I stayed at for our 13th anniversary. I fell in love with that place and if we ever want to do the 'paradise' thing - we'd definitely go back there - stay in the same exact place and just ENJOY. So glad you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing your pics!

Colleen said...

welcome back! so glad to hear you enjoyed your time away at such a gorgeous place, even if you had those lousy cocks waking you up. ;)

btw, I tagged you over at my place...

The Nice One said...

Oh it looks like heaven. You look like you had just an incredibly fun, relaxing time.
Congrats to you for being able to take such a great trip.

SITS Girls said...

#297.. has a nice ring to it? Don't you think?

amelia bedelia said...

What great pictures!!! Glad you had a good time! Jealous here!!

Rick said...

Hawaii yes, poi no. Your golf stance was impeccable. Cock-a-doodle-do!

Anna Lefler said...

Awesome photos! I am sooo jealous...

Thanks for stopping by the 'stache contest...hope to see you again soon...

BTW - I see that you're in T.O. - I went to Westlake H.S.!

Take care and have a great Sunday...

:^) Anna

Jenny said...

GOR-GEOUS!! I am so glad you had a good time. Thank you for the pics. Were the roosters friendly?

Mama's Losin' It said...

I do hate you...though it was nice to see some pictures of our home away from home.

I hate those cocks. It's all I can do to stop myself from strangling them when I'm there. :)

Aunt Becky said...

Soooo jealous.

Rhea said...

That's too funny that there are chickens everywhere in Hawaii. Who knew?! (not me, I've never been. sniff, sniff)

Looks like you guys had a blast!!

Teri said...

Beautiful pix. Congrats on having a week alone with hubby. My hubby and I got to do that this past summer...it had been 3 years since that last no kids vacation. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I am jealous! We honeymooned in Kauai and Maui and really want to get back there...I agree with you on the poi...blech ick yuck...I gotta say Ms Swirl Girl, you looked HOT!!! Who said us 40 somethings can't be hot!!!! Your trip looked fabulous.

FarmGirl said...

So jealous....looks like you had a fab time, and I still think you should make that TShirt!

Mama Dawg said...

Nope, not jealous at all. Not one bit. Nope, not me. No ma'am.

Yeah, even I'm not convinced.

That looked like you and your hubby had a BLAST!

Glad you're back!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH YEAH...I'm JEALOUS...because I really like chickens. Oh wait that ain't why!

HappyHourSue said...

Well I've always been one of those "Why fly all the way to Hawaii" people but - WOW. I get it now. That's amazing.