I'm still there. I really am, and I don't care if it's all in my mind. It may be why it's taken me so long to post anything here because I've been in denial that I'm not still there.
Kauai holds a special place in the heart of my family. We first went there over 8 years ago and five of those years we've returned. It's a place that, although there are many other places to go to and explore, always pulls you back. Yes, it's the tropical island vibe. Yes, it's the clean air, and the abundant fresh fruits and vegetables, and the perfect beaches, and the swaying palm trees. All of that. But there's more to it. There's an energetic force, a palpable spirit that courses with life and…joy. I can't think of another way to describe it other than pure joy. You can't help but feel grateful for it's beauty and for the charge you get just by being there.
It's a vacation where I actually come back more relaxed. Imagine that.
I have a few more photos to share, but thought I'd start here with the ocean. It was where we spent the vast majority of our days. Picking a beach on the map, packing up, heading there, and staying til the sun went down. Nothing could have been better.