I was sitting across the table munching on a delicious cheeseboard during ladies night when my friend Jenny says “let’s take a girls trip to Hawaii.” It took about 4 seconds for my brain (and Erin’s) to register what she said before we immediately agreed it was a fabulous idea. Logistics was a little tricky because it was in the middle of my graduate school semester but I knew without a doubt I wouldn’t miss this opportunity. Luckily my preceptor was also taking a vacation in July, so our dates worked out perfectly and I was able to use distance learning and skip clinical that week. I was awake at 3:45 am to concurrently watch the sunrise and learn about developmental milestones for little ones. #worthit
Long before we ever had this conversation, I promised my Grandma Jo I would visit Hawaii for her one day. It was her life long dream to vacation there. Unfortunately, due to her stroke, she never made it to islands. It’s almost as if she knew it would be paradise.
We ate poke, Hawaiian ice, acai bowls, and amazing sushi. We hiked Koko head in 30 minutes flat and were passed by people twice our age. We paddle boarded and unsuccessfully attempted a little yoga on the board. We stood at the edge of the ocean and sipped Mai Tais. With our toes in the sand and the sun on our faces, we found a peace unlike any other. My friend Jenny was right when she said: “Going to Hawaii feels like coming home.” Now I just have to convince my husband to move there after he graduates CRNA school. 😉
Favorite places: Cinnamons for brunch… the guava pancakes are the best I’ve ever had. Kona brewing was the perfect ending to a long hike. Lanikai Pillbox and Koko head hikes, the view was 1,000 percent worth the climb and of course…. Kona coffee ☕️ 💗.
It may take awhile but I’ll be back to Hawaii! Thanks ladies for an unforgettable adventure. #hawaiiforever