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Warm Weather Dreaming

Anybody ready for some warm weather? Some sunshine and vitamin D? I will admit, I raised my hand on both of those!

Now, don’t get me wrong! I am a huge ski bum! I would love to next year be able to work less and chase the powder more! You know what I’m saying?! I love love love skiing!

But, I am also a California girl who loves her warm weather and sunshine. It got to be 45 degrees today and I got excited! How sad is that?! I was happy that it warmed up this week! That was considered warm! Haha!

Anyway, I can’t help but look at these pictures on my pinterest page and dream of being in these places!

Who wants to go swimming in these crystal clear waters with me?! That sounds great!

Am I the only one dreaming of warm weather?

See ya!

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Kalalau

Not gonna lie, when we were talking to people on the island about Kalalau, the trail and the beach, everyone seemed super reverential and kind of mystical about it. I thought it was weird and just kind of the islanders being islanders. I know I know, super tourist here! But then you get out on the trail and you realize why they are that way.

This was my first backpacking trip ever. It was 11 miles in and then back out. We did it in 3 days. 11 miles in the first day and then we split the trip back over the next two days. (Much better decision there.) It is truly a remarkable trail and beach. I can understand why so many people are so in awe.

So, this was our view for the majority of the time. Rough right?!

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The water was so extremely blue, especially along the coast!

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We loved taking pictures! How could you not love that view?!

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We came across some trees on a hill that looked so much like the brooms from Fantasia. It was hilarious!

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As you can see, our walkway was not very big. Lol!

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By the end of the first night, we had arrived at Kalalau Beach which is only accessible by hiking or by boat. Not many people who travel to Kauai get to see this beautiful beach! Definitely worth the torturous hike that we had just finished. I slept like a baby that night!

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The funny thing about the Kalalau is that there is a group of homeless people that live there. Often times they are fully nude. I saw more naked bodies than I cared to. They live in the caves and in the valley that spreads out behind the beach, the valley I showed you earlier last week. You could live off of passion fruit forever back there. It is crazy!

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On our way back, we found this amazing waterfall! It seriously went on forever and ever! Tallest waterfall I have ever seen in person!

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Definitely way taller than me! 😛

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Now that I have conquered what Backpacker Magazine has labeled one of the top 10 deadliest hikes in the country, I feel like I can take on most other backpacking trips that come my way! Bring it on Colorado!

See ya!

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Kauai: Playing in the Water

Snorkeling! I love snorkeling so much! Seriously one of my favorite things to do ever! We saw so many cool fish! I saw a bright purple and yellow one! It ran away before I got a good picture of it though. Anyway, here is the fun we had while we were snorkeling on the northern coast of Kauai!

Just look at how clear that water is!

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Little fishies! They were everywhere!

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See, what did I tell ya?!

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Then there were some bigger fishies!

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All over the place, I’m tellin’ ya!

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I am not sure which one of this is, but it is a way cool picture!

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GoPros are good for taking selfless!

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i love this face!

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All of us! Yay for jumping!

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I love how TJ got this shot! So so cool!

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If you were to look through all of the pictures we took on this trip, you would see how much we loved snorkeling. The majority of our pictures were while we were snorkeling!

Loved it!

Have you ever been snorkeling? What was the coolest fish you saw?!

See ya!

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Kauai: Surfin’ Time

On one of the days, TJ and our friends that we went with decided to take surfing lessons. TJ had always wanted to and I was just not feeling it. It happens. I had a great day otherwise. But watching these guys try to stay upright on the surfboard was hilarious! I got pictures of all of them standing though!

Here is everybody headed out to take the lesson! They came to realize the long boards are wayyyyyy easier than the short boards!

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Here goes TJ!

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Here goes Alexi!

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Here goes Becky!

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They had so much fun! They were totally sore afterwards too! Found muscles they don’t use very often!

Have you tried surfing? How did you do?

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