Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Hi Everyone!

We are back. We loved it. As a matter of fact, I think that I am going to become a Hawaiian, whether it be in this lifetime or another, I guarantee you it will happen. Although I haven't travelled around the world, and quite frankly couldn't take the flight if I did, I can tell you, Hawaii is my favorite. As a matter of fact, I will probably never choose to go to Mexico again. Don't get me wrong, I love tropical places, and if Mexico was all there was to offer, I'd be first in line. But to compare the two, Hawaii wins hands down.

We went to Kauai, and only to Kauai. I would like to see the rest of Hawaii, but probably I won't. It would be interesting to see if the other islands are as striking, but I loved Kauai so much, that if I went back, I would probably spend my time there. It is not super touristy, there aren't any of the big shopping malls, and chain restaurants, and box stores. It is touristy enough that there are plenty of places to stay, and some local markets (oh and don't forget Starbucks).

What I loved most about Kauai was the feel. It has incredible energy. When you are there, you feel so safe. You feel silly for even having an unsafe or suspicious thought. The Hawaiian's are amazing. When you meet them, you want to get to know them better. They live in America, and yet have such a simple life. It is incredible.

To top it all off, it is, as many tropical places are, beautiful. I love the weather, I love the ocean, I love the beach, I love the people, and I love the scenery. I do not love the flight to get there, so, I think I'm going to live day. If not that, then at least go back regularly.

It sounds like the kids did great while we were gone. Drew and Kolt are sick now, but everybody managed to get through the week, and I think that they all bonded. Dad and Drew have reconciled their differences (she spent lot's of time teasing him before). Mom said that it got pretty quiet around the house when they left, and she missed them. So I think that all in all they had a great week.

Dex did not fair so well while I was gone. For those of you who don't know Dex, he is my horse, that I showed for years and years when I was younger. He is 23 now. He colicked quite badly and when I got home, Mom told me I needed to come and see him, as he may not make it. To make a long story short, he was in bad shape - looked like death actually, we took him to a vet in Okotoks where he stayed over night, and he got to come home the next day. He is still not totally back to himself, but his body is functioning properly now - what goes in is coming out. He is too thin, and lacking in energy. So now we will wait to see what happens in the next few days. But at least he is alive and we are sooo grateful to be able to bring him back home.

Today is Hallowe'en, I'll try and post trick or treat pictures tomorrow. I've missed blogging, so I will try and get back to doing it more. Thanks for being patient with me and checking in. I'll leave you with some Hawaii pictures.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodi
Don't know when you found time to post this on this crazy week, but glad you did. The pictures are beautiful, thanks for sharing. Please don't think about moving too soon or else then I will really, really miss the kids (and you too of course).