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Thursday Thirteen # 28 - Aloha from Kaua'i


Hard to believe that it’s been one week since my last post. It’s also hard to believe that we’re on the beautiful island of Kauai. Today is my 40th birthday and we’re celebrating by doing ABSOLUTELY nothing but enjoying the lush surroundings and taking advantage of all that the Grand Hyatt has to offer. We’ve taken so many photos that it was hard just to choose thirteen. We’ve managed to enjoy the sunny weather and the beaches without getting burnt … and I’ve managed to sneak in a couple of spa treatments, including a fabulous pedicure … Wish you were here enjoying a Mai Tai (or two) with us!

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The view from the bar (where children are allowed until 10:00 p.m.)

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Dev and our chicken enjoying the salt water lagoon.

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My birthday pedicure.

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EM at the seashore.

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A mother-daughter moment (at the Seaview Terrace)

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Children’s Hula show - our official welcome to the resort on Tuesday evening.

7. EM and Xine at waterfall.jpg
EM and Xine sightseeing.

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The view from here.

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A much needed nap.

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Why would anyone want to leave the grounds?

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Why do I have to eat breakfast? It’s not fair.

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Daily Koi feeding activity for children.

13. EM and Xine in water.jpg
More fun in the water.

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Xine, you look beautiful, happy birthday lovely lady. I'm glad you're getting time to relax, what a holiday is all about. Love the photos, CXO

What a wonderful looking vacation, Xine!!! I want to be there in the warmth -- even though it's not cold (yet) here.

Have an even better time for the duration -- I'd love to see more pictures!

Oh wow, what beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing them. You have a lovely family, Christine -- you and your hubby are a great-looking couple, you are gorgeous, and your chicken is precious! :)

I'm so glad you're having a marvelous time. Enjoy, my friend, enjoy! And I'm sending big hugs. :)

Happy 40th Birthday. What a gift! (btw - love your sandals)

Grammy is in hanalei bay - we love it there!
surely can't top your thirteen!

aloha oukou

Mai nâ aheahe makani e pâ mai nei,
Mau ke aloha no Hawai`i.

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to spend it! Enjoy the rest of your stay there.

The pictures were absolutely fabulous. It really looks like you are having a great time with your family.

WOw! I wanna go too!!!