Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jet lag and off roading

I'm getting old... why else can I not get over this jet lag?? I joked several times with friends that I was excited for the trip but would almost be just as happy if I went to a local hotel because really all I really wanted from this vacation was to sleep in for 8 days straight. Well, I think I bragged/hoped/expected too much because we leave in 2 days and I have yet to sleep any later than 7am. Oh, I lie, one day I made it till 830am but every other day it's been 630 or 7am. These early mornings have been wreaking havoc on the other end of the day too. All but one night so far we've been in bed by 1030pm or so. Nick is finding this very hard to accept because he just turned 31 and this is playing right into his 'I'm over the hill' complex. I'm 5 years older than he is so if he's over the hill, what does that make me?

Despite the hit and miss weather at the beginning of the week we've managed to enjoy our days. We've done alot of exploring between rain showers and even got in a little pool time. Today we went off roading with Kauai ATV and had an amazing time. I don't think I have ever been so dirty but we tried our hardest to get that way so it's all good.

The field right behind that tall grass is where they filmed scenes from Jurassic Park. You remember the scene where they hide behind the log because those little dinosaurs are swarming because the T-rex is coming?

A rare good picture of both of us. Even if we are filthy.

Our group at the end of the trip. Notice how dirty my pants are. I hit the last and biggest puddle so perfectly that we were swamped!

Tomorrow we go on a sunset catamaran dinner cruise up the Na Pali coast. This part of the island isn't accessible by road, only by air or sea and is supposed to be very beautiful. Hopefully the surf isn't too high so they don't cancel or reroute it as they've done earlier this week.


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

That looks like so much fun!!

And a guy 5 years younger eh? Good for you!

jen said...

OK I was in Hawaii when I was 24 and I was absolutely no good after 9pm and then couldn't stop myself from getting up at 6am. I don't think it has anything to do with getting old and ability to party, it's just 7 hours is a freaking hard jet leg to get over in a week. I also always found it easier adjusting to the time change in Europe, but was just useless going west. Just think of it this way your really sleeping in to 2pm, not 7am, your just staying up really really late.

You all look like the cast of Lost in that last photo.