Tim and I just returned from ten days in Hawaii. We started in Waikiki for 4 nights at the AAA Global Conference, then bopped over to Kauai for 5 nights, staying at a condo near Prince Kuhio beach in Poipu.
It was great. The conference was, well, a conference but Hawaii was beautiful. We've never been, and it really is a vacation paradise. The people, everywhere we went, were lovely and friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed playing in the water, kayaking and hiking through a jungle to a secret waterfall, watching birds, taking pictures, and just experiencing as much as we could in the time we were there.
Tim was certified for open water scuba, so he had something to do while I was conferencing.
Our first night, we went to a luau at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. I was certain it would be an incredibly tacky evening. Instead, it was beautiful, educational, and truly moving. This photo is from the 'finale' which is a fire dance. But every one of the twenty or so dances was something special.
Oh, and slight knitting sad story: I left a half of a foot of a sock somewhere in Honolulu International Airport. Apparently there was not a need to evacuate.