Travelogue Hawaii: Last of the Sunny Paradise

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The remaining days passed by in kind of a Hawaiian-blissful blur. It was nice to take each day so easy and relaxed – time enjoyed wasting was not wasted, right? Said someone, somewhere. But Hawaii is always a reminder of family time and that I truly cherish.

DSC_0556 DSC_0581DSC_0578Cousins making leis and watching koi fish. More family time & ocean swims

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If I had time travelling powers, I would go back in time and enjoy an Acai bowl (top) from Goofy’s Cafe. On the bottom of the Acai bowl is a chilled and blended acai, next is the homemade granola and a handful of fresh sliced fruits. To top it off was a delicate drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of coconut shavings and a Hawaiian flower!

The middle photo was a delicious eggs benny with Hawaiian (purple) sweet potato. Don’t let the colour turn you off, it is incredible tasty and packed with nutrients. Last but not least was a good ol’ fashion french toast, loaded with berries, banana’s and syrup.

Every morning we surfed! My sister and I had one really incredible day of surf. Roy, my surfing mentor, decided that it was time we moved out further into the ocean where we would be able to catch bigger waves. It was incredible because the waves were perfect, not too big but just challenging enough. It’s hard to put into words that feeling when you catch your first wave or a big wave. It’s a mix of excitement, shock (am I really standing?!), and adrealine. Once I caught a bigger wave, actually riding down the wave, it was a feeling I couldn’t shake off.

I have to admit that the feeling is a little addicting, which is why my last several day of surfing were a slight disappointment because the waves were no good. I just wanted to feel that surge of emotions again! I understand how this yearning for this “feeling” could be risky.

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These photos were taken along Waikiki beach! I am so grateful for this vacation with my family, I keep saying it but I am blessed with the people I have in my life and this trip was a good reminder of that. I always feel more myself and happy when I’m (a) with family (b) in nature – Hawaii is always so good for my body and soul!

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