His inspection finished up on December 18th and the next morning, we hopped on a plane to Kauai. On the agenda--spend 3 nights/4 days backpacking the Na Pali coast, then 2 nights at a relaxing B & B. It. was. amazing. Here are some highlights.
Hitch-hiking! Oh yes, we did! It was fun (once we actually got picked up!) and safe and we got to meet all sorts of interesting characters and helpful people.
We bought a new camera the day before we left for Kauai. I had a blast playing with it and taking detail shots with it along the trail.
Blistery feet. Not a highlight per se, but I thought it was pretty funny when Chris patched my footsies with duct tape!
We were graced with amazing views like this around every bend of the trail. We felt so blessed to be able to witness God's stunning creation like this.
This is where I almost died. The washed out trail is on the left side of the photo and though there are metal stakes sticking out of the cliff, there really was nothing to stop me from sliding 400 feet into crashing waves below. Yes, I slipped and Chris had to take his pack off and come back to get me. There were alot of tears and vomit (hey! I almost died!) on my part afterwards.
Lots of hubby/wifey time. After seeing each other only briefly for over a month, we so enjoyed spending every hour together, talking about everything and nothing or just hiking together in contented silence.
Aah, after 4 full days of hiking over 22 miles, it was so nice to rest our tired muscles and peel duct tape off our... *my* feet. We enjoyed delicious, fresh tropical fruit each morning and conversation with some really quirky B & B owners!
So, there's a little glimpse into our holiday getaway! This week in the Wilkins household, we are gearing up for deployment which is just around the corner. Not such a fun task, but we have resolved to seek the JOY in the midst of it all! Prayers are needed and appreciated!