so. this hawaii thing. there's been lots of questions on my blog and instaham about what in the world is happening with hawaii. i thought i'd been talking your ear off about it but maybe i just think about it in my head so much that i forget what i actually have and haven't shared.
it's pretty basic, so this should only take a second.
dallas and i are going to hawaii for the summer. four whole months. with two 'personal belongings' and one carry-on. i do talk a lot about hawaii on my blog, but one might get confused because there's this summer in hawaii, and there's also our plans to live in hawaii permanently one day, or at least live there for a really long time. lately we've been fantasizing about living in london for a while too. cross you're fingers and i'll pee my pants. anyway.
dallas has a couple married siblings living in hawaii right now so we're going to join them. we have a place lined up, tickets bought, and hopefully connections for some jobs (thanks mary, jordan, isaac, and lauren! and baby mea!).
and that's pretty much it. we've been saving, collecting swim suits, and almost killing ourselves trying to get through the longest semester of our lives. but that's all.
there's one thing that's been getting me though. it's been a couple times now that we've shared with someone our summer plans and we're met with a confused face and a blunt, "but why?".
us: "what do you mean?"
"well... there's nothing to do in hawaii." (this is coming from people that live in provo, utah, of all places.)
us: "uh... yeah. except snorkel. and surf. and hike. and sail. and spear fish. and paddle board. or go crabbing. or just swim in the ocean. and sneak into outdoor hot tubs at fancy hotels right on the shore. and peruse the street shops. and visit pearl harbor. or just enjoy the sunset. and jump of giant cliffs and fall into clear blue ocean. or my favorite - lay on the sand and soak up the sun. and don't forget all the seafood trucks."
the list goes on.
but, it's easier to just answer, "because."