I really need to continue my story of my Easter vacation, even though it's been a while since the last post. I've become such a bad blogger....
Anyway, the Easter weekend was spent meeting family and God Parents and children of God Parents and an incredible sister-in-law and friends from church. It was a whirl wind of meeting people, and Easter dinner included about 35 people, family and extended family, and it was just awesome! I was welcomed to the family by several people, and I did feel like family, and like I've known them forever.
Monday morning started very early with a short flight to Seattle, then a long flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. In First Class! How awesome was that! Large, comfortable seats, Flight Attendants at our beck and call, a breakfast of Eggs Benedict with Salmon, and drinks in our hands at 8:30am. It really IS the way to fly. And we got a VERY good deal, which is why we did it.
After a very nice flight, we picked up the rental car, and made out way to the Aloha Guest House, a lovely little B&B on the side of a mountain, and our room looked out over the west coast of the island:
The week was spent exploring the local attractions, kayaking and snorkelling, lots of eating (the breakfasts at the B&B were just incredible, as was the company of the other people staying there, and the local restaurants were superb!!!), and time in the hot tub. (At one of the little shops we stopped at, we were told that we were "full of Aloha", because obviously we looked like the tourists that we were! LOL!) We also took a little trip to the Volcano National Park, which was fascinating! It was actually a very relaxing vacation, and it was difficult coming back to work the following week. but isn't that the way it always is after time away?
Because I still need to write a post about the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat that the BF and I went to, I'll keep this post short. The pictures of our Hawaii trip actually gets into much more detail of where we went and what we saw, so you can go here!
And there has been a little knitting going on, mostly swatching for a sock pattern that was written especially for the Men's Knitting Retreat. More on that later! Have a great night!