I've had an incredible time here with my family - the weather is beautiful, the beach is right outside my bedroom door and the food is incredible beyond words. The family that I'm vacationing with lives in Chicago, so I don't get to see them very often. This trip has been the perfect time to spend quality time together - just like last year!
One thing I love about Kauai is the focus on sustainable living - there are farmers markets galore and there is a push towards organic farming. This is something that I wish there was a bigger emphasis on at home. We've been discussing on our trip how people afford to live on the island - where do they work? what do they do? The cost of groceries here is outrageous - it's about $6.00 for a half gallon of soy milk - how could you ever survive comfortably here without being wealthy? The general consensus through people that we've talked to has been that they live paycheck to paycheck.
We've done a lot of relaxing on this vacation and have spent plenty of time at our backyard beach and getting tacos at the Pat's Taqueria and Red Hot Mama's. Yesterday, we adventured to this light house and then went to a special beach for little people. The rocks were enclosed to form a shallow pool and the very special 3 year old that is with us had the time of her life.
Have you ever been to Hawaii? Which island? Tell me about some of your adventures!