I am happy to report that all went well while Doug and I were away. No police were called, no kitchen fires had to be put out, no windows broken...
The laundry even got done!!!! Are my girls amazing, or what?
Also, many thanks to my sweet friend, Susie for posting while I was away. You are the best!!
Doug and I had an amazing time. Great weather, fantastic beaches, even better food!
I won't bore you with vacation pictures, but I will tell you a story from out trip.
This is the Napali coastline.
It is wild and beautiful. There is great snorkeling out in these waters. Doug won a ticket for a boat ride, so we antied up for the second ticket and set sail early one morning.
I don't get sea sick, so this was super fun. Crashing through waves on a Catamaran is a blast! It was a windy and wild ride. The swells were at least 4-5 feet. Throw in a rogue 10-footer and you have yourself a heck of a lot of fun.
As I said, there is great snorkeling out here. When they moored the boat out in the middle of nowhere, Doug and I jumped off with all our gear (and me in a floaty-vest, I'm not THAT wild) into the sea to see what we could see.
Fish, rocks, coral, bubbles...
Bubbles? Pretty, but I had no idea what they were from.
The wild girl that I am, I decided we were too far from the boat at one point, so I swam back.
Here's where it gets fun.
Does anyone know what these are?
I'll give you a hint:
They look like pretty, floating bubbles underwater.
Better known as Portuguese Man of War jellyfish. Never found off the Napali coastline. Nope. Well, maybe only when the tide winds are so crazy.
Is the picture getting clearer?
This critters have tentacles that are up to 30 feet long. These said tentacles like to wrap themselves around arms and lay across backs.
The guide on the boat said that the best way to treat it was to put vinegar on it, which he couldn't find. Then the other guide offered to pee on it for me. Yes, he was kidding. Well, actually he said growing up on the island they got stung all the time and that's just what they would do. I was ready for him to do it 'cause it hurt like CRAZY, but they found some topical ointment for me first.
The bad new is, it HURT, I didn't eat lunch on the boat and I was too afraid to snorkel for the rest of the week.
The good news is that it was just on one arm, it only hurt through that night and I didn't have the mad, crazy itching like everyone said I would.
Until I got home and woke up at 4:30 a.m. only to see my crazy little welts return all over my arm, itching like mad. Guess my allergy medicine wore off a little early today.
But, hey, I got this post done!!!