November Travels to Kauai and Wenatchee
For the last two Novembers, we've celebrated Abbie's birthday, watched the Broncos beat the Chiefs and then headed to Antwerp, Belgium for Devoxx.
2010 was awesome. 2011 was even better.
This year, we chose to celebrate my parent's 40th wedding anniversary instead. It wasn't a hard choice, since they chose Hawaii as their destination of choice. After visiting last year and this summer, we're pretty much in when anyone suggests Hawaii. We got our flights for $10, rented an awesome beach-front house and had a great time with my parents and sisters.
Below was the view from our backyard.
The purpose of this post is to 1) show off some of Trish's spectacular photos and 2) tell you a bit about what we enjoyed.
First of all, the location was fantastic. If you get a chance to stay at Nani Nani Hale, I highly recommend it. We could walk to the beach in seconds and spent a few hours each day on the lanai, enjoying each other's company, playing games, napping and reading. The sunsets were spectacular.
We felt like we never had to leave and really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere.
We did a lot of surfing; almost every day.
It was awesome seeing my parents so happy after all these years.
And it was great spending so much time with my family and their long-time friends Mike and Mai from Montana.
Thanksgiving in Wenatchee
We flew back from Hawaii on Monday, November 19th. A red eye brought us to Denver, where we picked up Abbie and Jack and headed to Washington on Wednesday.
My sister and her wife recently moved from Chelan to Wenatchee and Thanksgiving at their house was the name of the game. My parents were already there, since they started their journey to Hawaii from Seattle. We rented another nice VRBO and enjoyed ourselves while cooking, watching football, playing games, hot-tubbing and watching movies.
I love Trish's panorama of Wenatchee in the early morn.
The kids had fun...
As for the adults? I'll let the photo speak for itself.
For more pictures, see Trish's Kauai 2012 and Wenatchee 2012 albums.