I was driving home one day and decided. We need one last good trip with just the two of us. Some well deserved one on one time before Brayden is here. The last couple of months have been work, home remodeling, eat, sleep and repeat. Now that it is all close to being done, we need to get away. I guess it's called a babymoon. It was funny because my wife asked to go on a trip. I told her we should just stay home, not spend money and save. However, there comes a point when you need to realize when you need to take time out and rest your mind and body. Having my wife pregnant is so wonderful. I don't want to miss this time. We are going on vacation. Life is about experiences, adventures and family.
A beach was a must for my wife so we decided to stay in the US and go to where other than Hawaii. We have been to Maui twice before and decided it's time for a different island so we decided on Kauai. We took a straight flight from LAX and the flight was 5.5 hours long. We arrived and got shuttled to enterprise where we picked up a white Camaro convertible. We rented a black one in Maui and had a blast, so we knew we wanted to rent one again. A rental car ended up being a must for this island. We had to travel to see most of what the island had to offer. First day, we arrived was a great day! We arrived in the morning with a full day ahead of us, so we of course hit the beach. Funny enough we noticed a lot of babies on this trip and my wife saw about five other pregnant women on their babymoons as well.
Over the course of a week we saw the Waimea Canyon, which is compared to that of the Grand Canyon and a must see in Kauai. There is a hiking path at the end of the Canyon and so my wife and I went to explore. We couldn’t help but laugh because of all the stares she got while hiking. My wife is a very active pregnant woman so she tends to get stared at a lot. One woman even yelled, “Good for you mama!” We also drove the coast on the other side of the island all the way to Hanelei Bay, which took us about 5 hours round trip as we stopped at all the beaches and waterfalls on the way. Lastly, we took a catamaran along the Napali Coast and snorkeled in the ocean. We got lucky because only one company allowed my wife on the boat for this activity as others turned us down due to her pregnancy. Kauai is known as the “Garden Isle”. It is a very scenic island and we came to know why. It was a beautiful island and we enjoyed our time together immensely but we were happily reminded how ready we are to start the next chapter in our lives and experience joy through our little one.