Remember a while back on my blog I wrote about how my Dad gave this letter to all his married grandchildren:
(Tanner is on his mission in Australia)
Made my day when Nicole emailed me and asked if I wanted to
put her adventure on my blog.
Uh YES I do! Here are her words:
"I can't tell you how many of my friends have asked to be adopted into my family since
finding out about our "adventure money." I feel so lucky to have such an awesome Grandpa.
When we first got the letter, we went back and forth between 100 different ideas for our trip
before finally deciding on Kauai. The whole trip kind of fell into our lap, almost like the
universe wanted us in Kauai. Everything just worked out so perfect between the letter, Nate
being able to get that week off work, and our good friends inviting us on to join them on their
trip this summer. Kind enough to offer us our own house to stay in and car to get around the
island. Before our trip, I hadn't heard much about Kauai other than it was more rural than the
other islands, but its beauty was definitely understated. The changes in scenery from the
white sand beaches to the beautiful, green, lush mountains were so drastic and breath taking
roading, we swam with sea turtles, hiked through the jungle, tubed a mile down an enclosed sugar cane
irrigation tunnel, discovered hidden rope swings, and went running on the most gorgeous beach trail
highlight of my trip. It is truly the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in person, not even kidding!
Neither pictures nor video do it any justice. The only way to get to the coast is by boat or helicopter, we
went via catamaran and in the process learned a lot of the history of Na Pali, like how the old Hawaiian
Kings are buried there and the legends and folklore of the caves and the waterfalls that line the coast,
the experience made it that much more spectacular. I'm not gonna lie when we pulled around the
corner to get our first view of it, I got a little teary eyed, it really is that magnificent. If it's not on your
bucket list, it should be.
her boyfriend, Steve, are two of the nicest souls we know. Plus Heather has the cutest, funniest kids,
they were cracking us up the whole trip.
Lost, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, just to name a few.
Kauai Adventure from nicole on Vimeo.