Right now I'm in paradise. I am currently sitting in the lobby of our hotel (the only spot to get wireless internet) on the beautiful island of Kauai! I am still in awe with the scenic views and unending possibilities for adventure. I had originally planned on just sitting on the beach, reading, and relaxing after four long years of Seminary, but the lucious green landscape has beckoned to me and I feel like I'd be cheating on the island if I didn't go and try to do more here.
The past to days have been a challenge for my out of shape and study-logged body. On monday, after twenty minutes of surfing (my first time in which I got up multiple times, but only for a split second each time) I felt I couldn't go any more. But with my brother-in-law going strong and a very pretty surfer girl still catching waves I found myself compelled to continue well past my bodies limits. Then today we went on a two-hour horseback ride in which there will multiple times I just wanted to turn Hank (my horse) loose to harken back to the days when I dreamed of being Billy the Kid or Doc Holliday. Then, much to my dismay and tepid pleasure, I found out we were going water skiing on an island river. But after one run of slolem skiing and one run of wakeboarding (in which I experienced a serious face plant and a wicked crash) my body was ready to give up. I am definitly out of shape!! But it was nothing that a margarita, Corona and a belly full of Ahi couldn't fix.