After the conference in Atlanta it was time to head home. Gorgeous Man and I spent our 19th wedding anniversary travelling with Gorgeous Girl to Los Angeles and then on to Hawaii where we broke our journey for a few days.
In Hawaii we stayed in accommodation we found through airbnb.com. It was a homestay where a couple rent out rooms in their house to guests. There was one other guest aside from our family. Normally when we use airbnb we rent the entire place and don’t interact with the hosts, so this was first for us to stay in an occupied house. It wasn’t as awkward as I thought it would be and I’d do it again. Staying away from a hotel also means that you experience more of life in a place than just the tourist district.
We did a lot of walking in Hawaii and Gorgeous Man did some bird watching. Hawaii has a lot of birds from other places and in one park we spotted birds from South America, Australia, Asia and Africa. My favourite was this little guy.
A Brazilian cardinal.
On one of our walks we found Magic Island and Gorgeous Girl had a swim. She takes every opportunity to get into water, but I have to admit it was kind of surreal given that we’d been in snow just a few days before.
We didn’t stay in any of these fancy hotels 😀
All in all it was a lovely day.