Sunday, May 11, 2008

Kauai Day Two

Today we spent the day going around the entire island - so expect a bunch of scenery pics in this post - and because you know me well - there are a lot of food shots also. (No telling what I weigh by now - it's been nice to know you Weight Watchers!) (ha!)

We were up by 5 a.m. again this morning. Why is it that at home when the alarm goes off - I just want to sleep until 11 but on vacation I am wide awake at 5???? UGH! So we got up early and had a nice breakfast.
And then we were off for a helicopter ride!!! Scott has wanted to do this for years so I finally gave in since this might be our last chance for a long while. I hate flying so I was scared to death.
Here we are looking happy in the helicopter...................... before we both got TERRIBLE motion sickness. I had to hold a barf bag the whole time and spent half the time with my eyes shut, doing lamaze breathing (or what I think Lamaze breathing is like) and trying as hard as I could not to throw up. I was miserable.
I didn't know until we landed that Scott was as sick as I was. It was horrible. But the views (that I saw) were really beautiful. A lot of the island is impossible to see unless you go by Helicopter. We saw where they filmed Jurassic Park and a few other movies. Our pilot said he just finished flying Ben Stiller every day for 3 months while he filmed a movie in Kauai.
After we felt better .........we ate at a favorite from last trip - Brick Oven Pizza - SO YUM!!!!!!

The gorgeous coast of Kauai
One of the north shore beaches that we spend time at
After lunch - we headed to Waimea. There is a huge mountain you can drive up and at the top it overlooks a canyon that is like a small grand canyon. It's amazing. The last time we went - it was so cold and rainy at the top. And one of the viewing spots was just a huge white fog. But today it was sunny and pretty warm so we got to see a lot more. I wish you could all see just how beautiful it is.
It took us two hours to go up the mountain and back down so when we got down - we needed a treat. We stopped for ice cream. My hair is a mess in this picture because I had spent 2 hours in a jeep with the top off. So much for good hair! ha!
Tonight we ate at Cafe Hanalei in Princeville. Scott had swordfish.
I had steak and shrimp. It was delicious!
We took this picture of the sunset right before dinner
Aren't our desserts pretty? I had tahitian vanilla brulee and Scott had triple chocolate mousse.
Here we are - loving every minute of it!

Happy Mother's to everyone! Happy Mother's day especially to my mom and to Scott's mom. You are both so encouraging and loving to us. We are thankful to have such wonderful moms.
A Very special Happy Mother's Day tomorrow to so many of my friends and blog friends who are celebrating their very first mother's day - either with a brand new baby or a pregnant belly! I hope this first Mother's Day is wonderful!!!
And for each of you who are waiting to be moms - I will be spending a lot of time tomorrow lifting you up in prayer and I have no doubt that you will be celebrating Mother's Day soon!


Hillary said...

I LOVE your blue dress! So cute!
And your messy hair in the ice cream picture!
I think Josh and I are going to go on a helicopter tour as well. I reall want to but I certainly don't want to get sick!

Jenny said...

The sunset picture is gorgeous! It looks like you're having a blast!

Staci said...

I went on that same helicopter ride! I remember them pointing out Jurassic Park. Did you see where Pierce Brosnan had a house on the coast?

Your pictures make me want to go back! So glad you're having a good time!!

Julia said...

This trip is just getting better and better, you guys are so cute!!! Are you going to see where they film LOST? I have no idea where that is...hold on I'll look it up...

O.K. it's Oahu's North Shore...

Anyway, praying for you this morning, and hope you guys see some more great sights and eat some more yummy food, like that pep & mush pizza...YUM!!!

Jennifer said...

You look fabulous in the pictures, messy hair and all. i love the blue dress and that you and Scott match! :)

We honeymooned on Oahu and visited North Shore. I didn't realize Kauai had a North Shore too! Cool.

Kudos to you for going on the helicopter! I don't know if I would have been that brave.

Have a great day!

Caroline said...

ooooooooooooo you look beautiful in your dress. i think i need that dress big time!!!!!! you guys had a great day!!!! oh so funny about your motion sickness hahahhahhahhahahaha hang in there!!!!!!!!! have a wonderful sunday in hawaii!!!!


Robyn Beele said...

The scenery looks amazing! I am sorry you got sick on the helicopter. I would have too! I hope you are blessed with a child for next Mother's Day!

Heather said...

Hi Kelly,
I hope you are having a very relaxing time in Hawaii. I'm with ya on the motion me the chills just thinking about it. Bryan and I could never and I mean never do a heli tour of Hawaii!! Food looks fabulous and you look so very cute.

Jennifer said...

I am so glad you are having a wonderful time Kelly! It looks so beautiful there I wish I was there. I said a prayer for you today and I have faith that you will be celebrating mothers day soon!

Rebecca & Sam said...

love all your scenery pics! love the sunsets there! it blows my mind that you capture a beautiful sunset on film like that! glad you are having fun, but sorry about the motion sickness on the helicopter. that is funny you both got sick!

Laurie said...

I am so sorry about the Helicopter ride! Those desserts are beautiful and I want some of that pizza! Still wishing we were there.

Faith said...

Oh mercy, the helicopter ride....I feel your pain. Chad and I rode one a year or so ago...have no idea what I was thinking, knowing how badly I get motion was awful, just awful and we couldn't get on the ground quick enough for me! Sorry you BOTH got sick...not fun!
You look beautiful in the blue dress, and I too love that y'all color coordinate...just love it! You two are so cute!
Hope that you continue to have a wonderful time! Chad and I prayed for you and Scott this morning =)

Mandy said...

Oh, I am so jealous!! I'm glad you guys are having such a blast! I too would've been sick on the helicopter, I am not good with motion sickness!!

The Garners said...

That is the cutest blue dress at dinner--love it! Your hair looks so cute--are you liking it? Gorgeous scenery pictures. We did the helicopter ride our first trip there...I was terrified, but it was such a beautiful ride that I'm glad I did it (once...I don't think I'll ever do it again!).

Suzanne said...

Hi Kelly!
I am new to your blog and I love it! I think you have such a wonderful faith. I will be lifting you and your husband up in my prayers. I know what it is like to wait for a child. It took us close to a year to conceive. It was so hard because I wanted a baby so badly. I know the longing and so I will keep y'all in our prayers!
I love looking at your vacation pictures. We are getting ready to go to Destin, Fl and so looking at your pics is getting me excited about our trip. I have even hopped over to Forever 21 to see about getting a dress or two! Okay, now that I have written a novel I'll let you go so you can enjoy your trip.
Take care and God Bless!

Lindsey said...

Oh sweet Kelly! I'm so glad you are having such fun and eating so well. The desserts look so delicious.

laura said...

You guys are so adventurous! I am so impressed!

Once again, you look amazing! I love the blue dress in the last pic--where did you find that?

I am praying for you and asking the Lord to give you a restful, rejuvenating trip.

Kristen said...

I'm loving your blue dress!!! So very adorable!
Thanks for keeping everyone updated and for posting the pics..I bet you just melt every time you look out at that view!
Praying for you today!

petrii said...

Love Love LOVE the blue dress!! You look stunning!! I'm so glad you are having an adventrous and relaxing time. Can't wait to see more of your pics.

God Bless you dear one,

Heather said...

Kelly- That sunset is GORGEOUS! So glad to get the updates from paradise! Keep having a wonderful time! I prayed for you are a blessing!

Betsy said...

I rode in a helicopter once and got SO motion sick, too!! Not fun! But the view looks beautiful!!

Your food looks so yummy and your hair is great! :)

Have fun tomorrow!

RachelM said...

It looks like yall are having an AMAZING time!
Loving the food pictures!

Jenna said...

Kelly, we did the Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour too! I got burned instead of sick though! I'm sorry you guys didn't have a great time in the sky! You look fantastic in your beautiful dress though!!

Jenna said...


Been praying for you today, my friend. Glad that y'all are having such a great time!!!! I'm so sorry about the motion sickness--no fun but I am glad y'all persevered because those pictures are like, WHOA! Gorgeous.

P.S. That blue dress is beautiful. Y'all both look so great!!!

Stephanie said...

Girl!! You are too cute! I LOVE the blue dress with the great earrings! You are driving that husband of yours crazy I bet! So fun to see you pictures, to crave your food, and to hear your funny story about getting sick on the helicopter! Hope Day 3 is just as great!

CarolinaGirl said...

You and your husband are just adorable! Where did you get the beautiful blue dress! I must have one! :)

Leigh Ann said...

I'm sorry you got sick on your copter ride! Derek said if he would have flown you, he would have made sure you wouldn't have gotten sick! :) I love your blue dress. You look very pretty. I'm glad you guys are having a great time.

Meredith said...

Oh my goodness! Hawaii is just beautiful! I love your pics and hope ya'll have a wonderful rest of the trip! Have fun!

Jessica said...

I'm loving that silvery-blue dress!!

themeadefeed said...

I just found your blog, and I'm having so much fun reading! In one of your newer posts, I read that you went to Kauai. That's where my husband and I spent our honeymoon last year in May for 12 days, just a few weeks after yall were there! And get this...we stayed right across the street from the Princeville Resort! We were in Pu'u Poa, the condos that overlook Hideaways Beach. Kris and I always walked across the street to spend the day at the resort's beach. It was our favorite. We're saving to go back next year and we're thinking about renting a house on Anini Beach.

AND NO LIE, we ran into Pierce Brosnan too! And WE HEARD HIS VOICE before we saw him, as well! Girl, we're destined to be friends.