Monday, April 9, 2012

Awkward Family Vacation Photos

Super dorky, I know. But at least give me some credit for not writing it in the sand and taking a picture.

Maybe it's a little tacky to post a bunch of family vacation photos in a public forum. It's like the 21st century version of serving your guests cocktail weenies and making them watch Super 8's of your trip to the Great Lakes, I guess. Actually, that sounds kind of fun. Cocktail weenies are totally underappreciated, I think.

The thing is, this is all I've got. It's what I've been doing and besides, when's the last time I had my digital photos printed? Never. At least this way, one day when I'm old (and that's super far away, just so you know) I can excavate this blog and show my grandchildren old family photos.

Waimea Canyon is at the southern end of Kauai, and called the Grand Canyon of Hawaii for obvious reasons. Like the real thing, you just can't imagine how awe-inspiring and vast it is unless you're there in person. The contrast of Kauai's famous red dirt and all the deep greens was stunning.

Do we look like the kind of family that just drives to the look-out point?? Why do I look like a body-builder??

Everywhere. The pigeons of Kauai.

We did a pretty strenuous hike up into the canyon, to a set of falls and pools.

Just FYI, 12-year olds do a lot of deep, pensive thinking. Pretty much all the time. At least when they're not busy eating, crying that "it's not fair" or being awkward.

This is the pool at the smallest upper falls.

At the ends of the Earth. See how hazy the background looks? It was actually a perfectly clear day, but they're so far away the mountains appear to be hazy.

I'm perfectly O.K. with you teetering on the edges of cliffs. I'm not even hyperventilating. I'm just out of breath. From the altitude.

This looks like some Mayan ruin, right? It's a natural formation, though. Some book I was reading said it looked like something vulgar, but I just didn't see it. Believe me, I tried.

So, another round of cocktail weenies? What have you been up to?



  1. Post links to the house you rented and some restaurant recommendations since I'll be there in a few weeks!!

  2. I love seeing family vacation photos, especially if they are beautiful shots of a lovely place :) Hoping to make it to Hawaii next year- it is so stunning.

  3. Anonymous-I'm definitely planning on it!
    Erin-thanks! It IS beautiful. Do you require points counseling for this trip??

  4. not awkward at all. so fucking rad.


    1. I want to make you go there with your family.


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