A Weekend in San Francisco

This past weekend Sydney, a close friend from back in the high school days, and I traveled to San Francisco to celebrate a wedding. We had zero plans after our plane landed, so we decided to take a drive across Golden Gate to Sausalito!

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I actually thought Sausalito was a sleepy little harbor town in a quiet dreamland, but after breakfast the town started to come alive. We really loved walking around and exploring this place!

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We found a coffee and breakfast nook called Cibo that I HIGHLY recommend if you’re ever in the Bay Area. I had a smoked salmon panini with black coffee that tasted nutty and strong, and the prices weren’t outrageous. I’d give them 5 stars!

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Then we walked along the harbor, hitched a Lyft, and journeyed to Muir Woods, down and around switchbacks that our driver navigated at brisk, daring speeds growing faster as the curves got steeper, and Sydney and I both ended up carsick…

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…But seeing this forest was well worth it!

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These trees were sacred. I mean it. I felt so incredibly enchanted and peaceful walking through their cool shade, looking up high into the sky to see their leaves while tripping over their strong, gigantic root systems in my tiny shoes, laughing at myself. I thanked God for this magical experience.

Just as I was thinking, “I am so small and insignificant” I ran into my roommate from Houston, Christy (and the world suddenly felt even smaller)!!! I had NO IDEA that we were going to be in San Francisco the same weekend, and we had ZERO cell reception in Muir Woods, so we honestly couldn’t have planned our reunion any better than fate.

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Remember when I said we had zero cell phone reception? That also means no Lyft or Uber…so after Muir Woods we called a (very expensive) taxi cab driver from the Muir Woods Visitor Center to take us back into Sausalito…where we ended up carsick (again).

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But nothing a glass two glasses of California Pino Noir couldn’t fix.

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Then we ferried back across The Bay for an affordable $12 and met Christy for dinner…

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…after coffee and bookstores, of course.

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They didn’t have Rupi Kaur’s new book that I was looking for, “The Sun and Her Flowers” *womp*

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The next morning we slept in and enjoyed the sun beaming in through our AirBnB before taking a walk under the warm sun in the cool, windy air to breakfast.

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We walked through a nice, beautiful neighborhood with large, manicured yards, which seems to be rare in SF. Sydney said these trees “looked like giant broccoli”- ha!

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We went to Cafe Antigua in Japantown where I was pumped to drink this almond chai, and it was delightful. But I made the mistake of ordering a breakfast taco (sorry guys, the Texan in me strikes again), which I’m pretty sure made me violently symptomatic…or maybe it was the chai. Who knows!
The rest of the day was spent napping/recovering while Sydney bossed an economics exam.

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Followed by ice cream from Cream

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And then the wedding! So beautiful. This was my first time at a Muslim Palestinian wedding, and if I’m being honest- I have never felt more alive at a wedding reception before in my life! From hours of dancing to live drums and tambourines to the food-I loved every soul I met- the families were so hospitable and accommodating “be sure to dance all night long!” and celebrating Waleed and Amany until late at night was a real treat.

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I got a pic with the King! Groom Waleed and I met while we were both working at a hospital in Houston. He was counting down the days until he and his roommate got to move back home to San Francisco, but in the meantime he adopted me as his little sister, and I am so thankful. I couldn’t be happier for he and his Bride- she is a true beauty inside and out. So much happiness!

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The next morning we said “Goodbye!” to our sweet, little bnb and headed back to the airport.

I missed Zack (and Jaxon) A TON, so it was great to return home.

Until next time, California 🙂


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A Weekend in LaLa Land

Hey Ya’ll!

Hope your week is off to a great start! Thought I’d update you on some real life events:

We went jet-setting for a weekend…

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…to the City of Angels!

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We hiked to the Griffith Observatory after a quick breakfast at Roosevelt Cafe where they served copious amounts of avocado slices with my spinach and mushroom omelette, and not skimping on the extra avocado is my love language.

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Here I am modeling in unnatural poses at iconic tourist locations in an attempt to make Zack as uncomfortable as possible in public.

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The switchbacks on the trail were NO JOKE, and we got a decent little workout in during our short hike. California is beautiful.

What possessed us to go to L.A. just for the weekend?

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Football.

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at the Texas Exes tailgate at Exposition Park

The last time our Longhorns competed against the USC Trojans, we were the underdogs for the 2005 Nation Championship at the Rose Bowl. We were the underdogs for this game too, but we lost…

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…but it was by one field goal in double-overtime. In case you don’t keep up with football, all you need to know is that my Longhorns have been sucking it uppppp for far too long, so I was quite pleased that we kept up with a top 5 ranked team. Hit me right in the feels.

That night we went for a live show at The Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd (where Robin Williams, Dave Chappelle, Steve Martin, and more got their starts!). Entry was free with minimum purchase of two drinks, so I ordered two hot and fresh out ‘the kitchen chocolate chip cookies and a water, naturally, because I’m seven years old. HILARIOUS. Crude and witty, my favorite combinations. I want to return to at least a dozen more shows.

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Then back to our quaint little bnb before a late brunch and a plane home the next day.

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Once we returned home reality set in and I had to continue fighting with my doctor’s office and the infusion center to get me scheduled for an infusion.

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Sometimes managing a chronic disease feels like a part-time job…Jaxon agrees.

After returning from L.A. I was about a week past-due for my infusion. I had been sending emails and making calls the week leading up to our trip whenever time at work allowed, but I had no luck getting anyone motivated to send a doctor’s order to my infusion center.

Basically my infusion center discontinued my drug, Remicade. “We no longer carry that drug because it is too expensive.” But no one bothered to let me know BEFORE my infusion, so I had to find out once I actually arrived to get infused and there was no order written for the new drug.

So after enough back and forth communication to make me lose my mind, I showed up to my doctor’s office with an order. “I’m not leaving this office until he signs this order.” All he needed to do was fill it out. DONE!

…But he didn’t fill it out correctly. To make a long story short it took nearly two weeks after my scheduled infusion time to get everything sorted, but finally I GOT INFUSED!

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I have fought for over five years to reach remission. I’m finally here, and I’ll be damned if I begin having symptoms again because of a flawed healthcare system and people who won’t do their jobs. Being your own health advocate requires that you raise hell from time to time as if your life depends on it…because it does, friends. It really does.

But I must give a shoutout to my infusion nurse. She was a heaven-sent angel.

The rest of this weekend was spent napping (because infusions = the best naps evahhh), getting pizza (because infusion days always call for pizza)…

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…and (sour) beer…

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… and more football at quaint neighborhood bars

(if you’ve never visited OKC, you should. It’s tremendously underrated).

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Hope everyone has a great week. Hang in there and keep fighting, all my fellow IBD and/or chronic disease warriors! You life is worth it.

🙂

Stacey

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Quick Guide to Austin Favorites + Weekend Recap

Have you ever been to Austin, TX?

Austin is one of my favorite cities, not just because it’s where I did my undergrad (hook ’em!). I love how it’s completely Texas but also energized with expressive people, entrepreneurs, and creative-thinkers from all over. If I’m being completely transparent though, I’m a little worried with how crowded it’s getting, but it’s still one of my favorite spots to grab a taco and explore outdoors all.day.long. No place like Austin.

Zack and I spent a few weekends ago playing and visiting friends down in Austin

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Clearly, he was thrilled^ 🙂

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And I got to see my sister!

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And most of my bridesmaids (minus three!) 🙂 Picked them for obvious reasons…

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We stayed at the brand new Archer Hotel near the Domain, an up and coming area of shops, restaurants, and Rock Rose (all new bars and clubs). I can’t say enough good words about Archer Hotel.

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We had complimentary “sweet dream” wishes delivered daily to our room, and there was a fancy espresso maker that Zack enjoyed. This hotel was truly mindful of their guests!

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Also- heteronormative SLIPPERS! Honestly though, I loved these. ^ 🙂

The shower was big enough to fit some friends with space for a dance party, but I only photographed the entrance…

I also wanted to take this chandelier home.

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And the pool area…

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…we took note of the giant TV at the pool area. We’ll be back for football season. 😉

Homemade brunch in the hotel restaurant was reasonably priced, and the salsa was great. Win/Wins in my book!

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In honor of our fun weekend in Austin, I’m making a list of favorites! If you’re in Austin, try these and let me know what cha think 🙂

Favorite sno-cone:
SNO-BEACH. Bring cash. They give complimentary ice to your fur ballers, and that kind of love goes a long way. They’re delicious to boot- I never knew I could love a sno-cone so much!
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Breakfast Taco:
Juan in a Million, specifically the Don Juan. Do it. Thank me later. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to shake the owner’s hand…he’s actually won awards for “best handshake”. 🙂

Tacos:
Torchy’s Tacos (the OG is from Austin!). Texans know there’s a difference between breakfast tacos and just plain ‘ole tacos. You’ll see, too.

Breakfast:
Biscuits and Groovy. This is a food truck! I always forget to mention that. Plan to nap afterward; you’re gonna need one. If you’re in the mood for lighter fare, I suggest Bouldin Creek Cafe. The kick-ass granola and fruit is my favorite. They’re pet friendly with lots of vegan options!

Soul food:
HOOVERS. Casual, relaxed soul food at a good price. Get the Beet-A-Rita and DO order some cobbler. If you’re lucky, Anthony will be your server. I’m sure he has NO IDEA who I am, but the best service I’ve ever received at a restaurant was from him. I haven’t seen Anthony in at least three years, and I remember his name. BECAUSE HE WAS THAT GOOD.

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Thanks, Austin Eater, for the photo via google images

Margarita:
Matt’s Famous El Rancho– specifically, the skinny ‘rita

Pizza:
Homeslice Pizza on South Congress. WORTH THE WAIT!

Burger:
Hopdoddy, the OG on South Congress. My favorite is the Greek (probs because I don’t eat beef). My mouth is watering.

Nighttime bar:
The Handlebar. I’m not sure what it is about this place, but it’s SO.MUCH.FUN.

Texas BBQ:
Franklin’s (it’s an experience you’ll never forget) or The Saltlick, but we had our rehearsal dinner at The County Line. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these.

Running routes: (duh)
Austin is a very active city and a runner-friendly place! Lady Bird Lake Hike-and Bike Trail is my favorite, but go early in the morning before the city awakes. This is when it’s the most peaceful and it really feels like it’s yours. Cool down by kayaking on the lake after.

Hill routes:
HILL TRAINING LIKE A MOTHER on the hill at the intersection of Lamar and MLK but be aware of traffic. You’ll know this hill when you see it.

Best outdoor atmosphere:
Spiderhouse, they also have coffee AND alcohol AND food, so whatever you’re in the mood for.

Parks:
Pease park is nice and shady and Zilker is iconic for the pups. Can’t go wrong with either!

Coffee:
Epoch. Or Bennu for their chai teas, aka my kryptonite.

Hiking:
Loop 360 Bridge is iconic and picturesque, but I love taking dogs to Bull Creek.

Cheap, quick food that won’t kill you if you have digestive diseases:
P. Terry’s. I always get the #5 veggie burger, and it makes me so happy.

Hope you found these suggestions helpful 🙂


Sister Trip 2017 Recap

Hope you had a lovely weekend 🙂

In an attempt to not completely procrastinate, this blog post is a Sister Trip recap from last weekend: Northern Virginia Wine Country and Washington, D.C.

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Every year since 2015 we take a “Sister Trip”, just the two of us (woo-hoo three trips and counting!). In 2015 we went to Napa Valley, California while I ran the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half. Then last year we went to Charleston, South Carolina- our favorite trip to date, Lindsay’s choice. And last week we took this year’s trip, also situated around another Destination Race: Virginia Wine Country Half-Marathon (my choice again-see a theme?). It’s a fun excuse to get together in a fun place since we don’t live near each other any more, and it’s always a good time.

We began our United Flight, Basic Economy level with ONE single personal item (not even a carry-on) due to our limited space of conveniently being assigned the last seats on the plan, so we fit EVERYTHING into a backpack each. We miraculously made it back home with our souvenirs, too.  I honestly have never packed so light in my life…and I’m a little embarrassed by that.

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We picked up our car in the passenger pick-up line that we rented from Turo- it’s an app that allows you to rent cars owned by locals at their own discretion. Such a fun, easy experience! And it was slightly cheaper than renting a car. Then we drove to downtown D.C. and ate crab cakes and fruit at Old Ebbitt Grill at the bar- so good!

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With satisfied appetites and happy hearts we walked to the White House and, to our surprise, we were able to get right up close to the lawn without security barricades. The crowds weren’t bad either!

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Next was the beautiful Jefferson Memorial. I excitedly called Zack to tell him how thrilled I was to see one of my favorite historical quotes engraved in one of the giant walls, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal…” He was quick to remind me about Jefferson’s owning slaves/having an affair with slave Sally Hemings, which basically served as a grave reminder not to romanticize people…which is hard not to do when you’re standing inside a giant monument erected in their honor. But I digress.

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Next was patriotic popsicles, because we are children. Then we drove off to the race expo in Leesburg to pick up my bib number and race shirt.

Finally, we made it to our AirBnB which was more enchanted than I could’ve dreamed up. Meet our greeters, Brandy and Whiskey:

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And our cozy cabin

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Complete with entertainment

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As an IBD patient, I appreciated this ^.

We ended the night early after carbo-loading at a local Italian restaurant. The next morning was an early one for race day, but I wasn’t tired after sleeping nine hours.

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^Morning view near the starting line at Doukenie Winery. Lindsay dropped me off near here. I loved the views!

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The race was overcast and in the upper-seventies, perfect weather!

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Girl YAS- LOOK at that ponytail action

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Best part of the day.

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^Best part of the day 2.0

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Followed by dinner at Finn Thai and [another] early bedtime.

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The next day we went into D.C. for some quality American tourism…

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…and paid our respects to Texas veterans at the WWII memorial…

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…and visited Honest Abe (worth the walk and climbing the steps and the heat).

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We chewed on lemon Italian Ice as we sat in the grass of the National Lawn listening to peaceful protesters, then headed to find lunch.

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^ Hamilton’s! I LOVED this place. My turkey burger was amazing, and so were Lindsay’s California rolls and shrimp tempura.

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Next we went to the Holocaust Museum, a place I’ve wanted to visit since reading “Night” by Elie Wiesel in junior high school. This place shook me to my core, and I was struck by how subtle, gradual-changing political agendas gave rise to hatred. The world allowed this hatred to perpetuate by its lack of opposition and ever-increasing fear of peoples’ differences in the place of tolerance and compassion. It was so gradual and so real. I will never be the same after this museum. Never stop speaking up for people around you who are persecuted. Support others, because they need you.

We ended the day on a light-hearted note at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, which was really TOO COOL. HOW can they fit so many planes INDOORS?

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That night at our AirBnB we drank local wines and ate snacks on our hosts’ patio of their house until the wee hours of the morning- I felt like we were old friends, and I loved their company.

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And that about wraps up our journey. We had a turbulent flight back to Texas where we promptly stuffed our faces with Mexican food and guac upon our arrival.

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Then Jaxon and I headed back to Oklahoma for another work week- he’s a great little traveler. Honestly, such a FUN weekend, and we can’t wait to return to Norther Virginia- we couldn’t get over how GREEN all the scenery was this time of year. We are so thankful to have experienced Virginia’s Wine Country AND D.C. What a cool little time.

Hope your Monday is better than most!

-Stacey


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Just Maui’d

Hi, Friends!

Did you make it to the New Year? 2017! Hope it’s the best yet.

Because I’m finally getting settled down in my new life with Zack, I’m making a completely selfish post about our Honeymoon. Maybe you can use it as a travel guide? I hope it’s at least mildly useful and not entirely for my own enjoyment.

I’m still dreaming of Maui, mostly because of the weather.

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And the beaches. Okay. Here we go.

DAY 1: Arrival.
We departed Austin at 6:30 AM on Saturday morning and even ran into some Austin friends at the airport! Felt like home. Hope your anniversary trip was a blast, Anne and Brad!

Then we had a very turbulent ride to LAX and connected to OGG. Around 12:30pm we arrived in Maui. Our flight attendant said in 25 years of flights, she had never had so much turbulence on a flight to Maui. So that was cool.

Jet lagged and exhausted, we finally agreed on Cafe O’Lei, right up on a golf course. I had a crab salad sandwich, and Zack had a burger with local beef. Amazing. There’s nothing like eating a good, solid meal after traveling for hours. The view didn’t hurt either.

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We went back to the hotel and crashed, hard. I’m not even sure the sun was down. This was a SUPER CLEAN, family-owned hotel with a 60s vibe. We stayed in Kahului to be close to the shuttle for tomorrow’s excursion.

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Day 2: Haleakala National Park

3:00AM, Zack wakes me up. I could’ve slept all the way until my body was on Hawaiian time, but we had to board our shuttle to the top of Haleakala, due for departure at 3:30AM.

Haleakala is Hawaiian for “House of The Sun”. The volcano is what formed the island of Maui, and we wanted to see the sunrise.

1.5 hours later, we bundled ourselves in layers and stood at the edge of a cold, metal railing. I had no reference for how high up we actually were standing other than how close we were to the bright, expansive night sky. A tour guide next to us explained that we were looking at a meteor shower, and sure enough, I probably saw 8 or 10 shooting stars just above our heads. He kindly pointed out mercury, gleaming red right before our eyes. Just above mercury was jupiter. To our left we saw the brightest star in the sky, twinkling over the dark- the star historically the Polynesians used for navigation.

And then we waited.

Suddenly

And then.

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Below us was the 3,000 ft. crater of the volcano. Just across from us was the edge of the 7 mile diameter of the crater, beyond that, clouds.

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Pictures don’t do this experience justice. Seeing a meteor shower, followed by a sunrise from the top of a volcano is surreal. I thanked God the whole time.

I asked someone to take our picture, then forgot to remove the gator from my face. Enjoy.
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Then, we biked down from Haleakala National Park. We biked down a volcano. In Maui. Fan-girling over nature, here.


I cannot recommend this experience with Maui Downhill enough. Our fearless leader, Steve, even doubled as our photographer. His sense of humor was an added bonus. Getting to see the island through gradual descent and smell the eucalyptus, guava, and lavender farms. agh. Nothing like it.

Then, we stopped for breakfast

We had breakfast tacos made by a fellow Texan! The chef at this food truck was from Austin! We loved the owner, too. Their service gets 10 stars, and their homemade Kombucha gets 11, if that’s possible. AMAZING.

Then we picked up our Jeep and drove to Makena (Big Beach) until our vacation rental was ready. We loved this beach, but only spent a short amount of time here. Highly recommend, especially if you’re into hammocking (is that a verb?)
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We literally honeymooned in someone’s garage apartment, which we thought was kinda funny. We stayed in Kula, a little town on the side of Haleakala in the upcountry. We slept with the windows open, napped on the porch, cooked our own dinner a couple of nights. Incredible.

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Fresh flowers and home-grown fruits. MY PARADISE.
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Day 3: “Relax day”

So we actually needed three more of these days, but that’s okay. We had brunch at our favorite breakfast nook, Grandma’s Cafe, in KeoKeo

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I announced to Zack that I had “accidentally entered through the emergency exit.” He replied, “Did you set off the alarm? Oh.” (see below)

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Everything is so surreal and enchanted.

Then we headed to explore Paia, my favorite little surfing town! I would love to be a stocker or a cashier at their grocery store, no joke. We bought a few postcards here.
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Befriended a sea turtle (more fan-girling over nature)
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Beached (shoutout to SipHipHooray on Etsy for making my can cooler design a real thing!)

I loved this day.

Day 4: Lanai


Over 80% of the world’s supply of pineapples came from this island until the mid-90s. Crazy! Lanai is just a short ferry ride from Maui, so we caught the sunrise ferry, headed to Lanai, and grabbed our jeep upon arrival in Lanai City (the only city on the island. There are no traffic lights).

Most of the roads are dirt and require four-wheel drive, but if you like seclusion, this is your kind of adventure. See below for Garden of The Gods. We walked around in this volcanic land for about half an hour, all by ourselves!

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Next, Polihua Beach (about 1 hour dirt road driving from Lanai City)

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No one here but us. We actually BOTH had to go to the bathroom (tmi?) but no one was around…it was actually quite liberating hahaha

We did a lot of running around, cartwheeling, chasing sand crabs, teasing the ocean (too dangerous here to swim), and lying in the sand saying, “I can’t believe this is real life today.”

That’s the island of Molokai you can see in the background below. We snacked on EPIC stuff the whole time. I have to find snacks that don’t aggravate my symptoms, and EPIC is one brand that doesn’t. I learned about them from doing the Whole 30. Rock your world amazing snacks.

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Then we headed back into Lanai City to refill on water and headed to Shipwreck Beach. Note: This road is much rougher than the road to Polihua Beach, although it is much shorter of a commute from Lanai City. Be ready to use that 4×4.

You can actually see the WWII concrete barge off in the distance. We didn’t hike to it due to wearing the wrong shoes…

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…But we found a pretty nice spot to picnic our peanut butter sandwiches, potato chips, and fresh pineapple. We reminisced about how perfect our wedding day was. We talked about the people who mean so much to us. We plotted our return with friends one day.

For the night we slept where historically Dole Pineapple Executives would stay, Hotel Lanai. I felt like we were staying in someone’s house! Such a cute, cozy hotel. Fresh fruit and granola for continental breakfast. It’s like the people here get me.

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For dinner we went to The Four Seasons Lanai, because we foolishly thought their sports bar would be affordable. $28 tuna burger later…yikes. We could literally hear our parents laughing at our naive thinking. Silly kids, The Four Seasons is for real adults.

The next morning we slept in, then caught the 10:30am ferry back to Maui. We met a nice couple from Chicago who vacation on Maui annually for three weeks. We added that to our goals list. I spoke about how I REALLY wanted to see a humpback whale since it’s primary whale migration season on Maui this time of year, and not even thirty seconds later one JUMPED out of the water about 20 feet away from us. She’s somewhere under the water in this picture. I WAS IN LOVE. What a cool experience. Completely unreal!

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Then we napped and had a nice dinner at Merriman’s in Kapalua. Zack got steak, and I got mahi. Incredible. Then, we [strategically] reminded our waiter that it’s our honeymoon and got free dessert, flourless chocolate cake.

If you like fine dining, do yourself a favor and make a reservation at Merriman’s at sunset. Tell them if you are celebrating something special; they’ll really treat you.

Day 5: Road to Hana

Zack loves selfies.
Honestly, this was the most touristy thing we did, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We wanted to adventure and explore, and that’s what we did. But the Road to Hana is worth every bit of those 618 curves, and this is coming from a girl who gets car sick.
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Our first stop: Twin Falls. I loved the fruit stand here. I actually loved how fresh fruit was EVERYWHERE along the road to Hana.

Poor quality of the photo below, but the moral of the story is that there are waterfalls at EVERY turn on the Road to Hana. Keep your eyes peeled for mile marker 19 for Waikani Falls and mile marker 45 for Wailua Falls, which are especially breathtaking. I was determined to not get car sick, and we were chasing daylight so I didn’t get pictures of these falls. Something to know is that you do not have to hike to these falls like you do Twin Falls. They’re literally RIGHT next to you.
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2nd stop: Black Beach, Waianapanapa State Park. Did I spell that right?

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This place reminded me so much of Greece. I loved every part of the views here. The hiking was great, too!

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3rd stop: Koki Beach for Huli chicken.
We were hungry. We saw a sign, and we had amazing chicken from a sweet lady in a tent. Not even sure what Huli means, but it was terrific. Unfortunately, we missed the red sand beach…next time.

We continued past Hana and took the road all the way around the island, which is maybe the best decision we made the entire trip.

Pacific to the left, volcano to the right

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Also, I don’t think we were allowed to remove the top of our Jeep rental, but I assure you there’s no better way to experience the Road to Hana than feeling the wind.

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Oh, if you looked over the Pacific you could see whales jumping EVERYWHERE, undisturbed by tourists or boats on this side of the island. I WISH I had binoculars!

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Many of these roads were one lane, so you have to drive cautiously. You’re also driving through one of the largest cattle ranches in the US during some parts, so you need to keep your eyes on the road with only micro glances to take in the views. But it was entirely worth the trip to Hana and around the volcano. I was happy to be in the passenger’s seat.

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That night, we had dinner at Kula Bistro, which is a sandwich shop during the day and a nice Italian restaurant at night. Zack and I agreed that this was one of the BEST meals we had, and all of our meals were superb. Just know that it IS Italian food, so butter and cream are to be expected. I had a slab of fresh-caught ahi tuna, recommended by Matthew, our free-spirit of a waiter. Boy knew what he was talking about.

Final day + flight home

Zack and I tried to do the whole mai tai thing on the relax day as we watched the National Championship (yay, Clemson!) at a place called Rock and Brew in Paia. Cool place, but I am not a fan of the mai tai, and I really tried. I just. buh. I like piña coladas better. So we were on a quest for finding a place that served a piña colada, while trying to maintain as much Hawaiian culture as possible.

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Spotted on the menu at Milagros Food Company. It was just as good as it looks. Please appreciate the man in the background.

We shopped around Paia for a few souvenirs and boarded the plane home. And that about ends the best honeymoon in the history of ever. We are stoked to save up and return to Maui, but in the mean time I’ll keep you in the loop for our future adventures. Nothing is better than traveling with your favorite adventurer.

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Keep moving forward, even if you have to switch time zones.

XO,
Stacey

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