Last month, I got a much needed vacation. I went to the Big Island of Hawaii for a week's vacation with a couple of friends. We had a fabulous time!
We spent the first few nights in the village of Volcano, not too far from Hawaii Volcanos National Park. We spent some time exploring in the park, naturally, including hiking across a volcano. Then, we went to the southern most point in the 50 states and hiked out to Green Sand Beach. I went on my first zipline, and I had a blast doing it.
We spent the rest of our time on the other side, staying in Kailua-Kona. We went snorkeling just about every day when we were on this side. We also swam with dolphins and manta rays. One of the friends and I went hiking in a canyon one day, as well.
It was a fabulous trip. I desperately needed the time away from work, and it was nice to be out of the condo for more than a weekend. As much as I love working from home, it is nice to get out of the house every so often.
And we got along well. We were good friends before we went or I don't think we would have agreed to go on vacation together, but it was just fun hanging out together for an extended period of time.
None of us were ready to come home when it was over. And I'm already plotting where to go next.