As some of you know, I recently vacationed in Kauai with these fine people.
|The initial crew included, in order of appearance: Joey (brother), Kat (future sister-in-law), moi, Mama bear, Jeff (stepdad), Jean (Jeff's sister), and Mike (Jean's husband).|
|My muffin man, Justin, joined us halfway through the trip!|
|Surprisingly, I convinced Joey and Kat to take a jog with me along the bay bright and early on our first day. What team players they both proved to be!|
|I have been wanting to try paddle-boarding for so long. The bay at our hotel provided the perfect opportunity and backdrop for this balancing act. Thankfully, I didn't get caught in the rain while out on the board (just Joey and Kat did).|
|To diversify the hiking workout, I tried to find picturesque places to bust out some classic exercises. I found a couple great spots to pull out some sets of dips.|
|Dip, baby, dip!|
|After passing several trees, I finally found an appropriate branch to do some pull-ups. The girth (what a great word) of the branch was a little too big, though, for me to do my usual 40 reps....just kidding....like 2 sets of 5.|
|While the wahines worked out in the water, the gentlemen played some golf at this scenic course.|
|Finally we found some turquoise waters for snorkeling!|
|Unfortunately, the rip tides kept us from snorkeling. The lifeguards were not letting people swim near the reef. Instead, Justin and I braved the waves for some swimming with the sea turtles.|
|This gem of an excursion was Justin's favorite in Kauai!|
Acknowledgments: Thanks, mom, for an amazing trip to Kauai! Thanks, Jeff, for making us take an obscene amount of photographs; thanks again to mom for touching up all of those photographs! Thanks, Joey and Kat, for letting me third-wheel it up until Justin showed up. Thanks, Jean and Mike, for just being you! I feel so blessed to have been able to go on this wonderful vacation with such wonderful people.
A penny for your thoughts?
- How do you stay in shape while out of your normal routine on vacation?
- What other fun and physically activity excursions have you tried in exotic or tropical places?