And We’re Off!

Published in: Just For Fun, Kauai, Travel

Wake up, buttercup! It’s bright and early here on the West Coast.


Well, it’s actually still dark here…so I hope you’re asleep. 🙂

Yours truly sure could use a hot cup of tea, or two. I need to caffeinate before heading to the airport. I had to get up with the chickens this morning to catch my 7:20 flight to Kauai, but I wanted to say a quick hi and wish you good morning.

Good morning!

I plan to eat plenty of pie and do lots of sightseeing while I’m on the island, but you know me. I can’t stay away from MBB for long. I haven’t been away from it for more than a few days since 2007, and that’s no joke!

I’m sure I’ll be checking in often.

Before I go, here are a few fun facts about the Garden Isle (could come in handy on Final Jeopardy)…

Fun Facts About Kauai

  • Kauai is the fourth largest, and northernmost, island in the Hawaiian archipelago.
  • Kauai is also the oldest of the Hawaiian islands (the Big Island to the south is the youngest), at more than six million years old!
  • The wettest spot on earth is located in the middle of the island of Kauai atop Mount Wai’ale’ale (“rippling waters”). The spot receives an average of 432 inches of rainfall per year. To put that in perspective, Seattle, Washington, only gets 36.49!
  • The state’s only navigable rivers are on Kauai (ya know, on account of all that rain).
  • Kauai has a miniature Grand Canyon! Waimea Canyon is about one mile wide, 3,600 feet deep and 10 miles long.
  • Over 60 movies have been filmed on Kauai, including Jurassic Park, Outbreak, 6 Days 7 Nights and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Okay, I really gotta go now! Tabs is insisting on one more deep-tissue massage before I leave… Per usual, his pet sitter will be around to cater to his every whim (DIVA!), but he says that I have “the magic touch.” If I don’t do as I’m told, he’ll be hella grumpy when I get home. You know cats. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict (with lots of love),


P.S. Aloha!


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  1. Ruchita says:

    You will love Kauai! Hope you gave a fun and relaxing vacation. 🙂

  2. CrystalCandy says:

    Enjoy your trip!! We will miss you!

  3. Anitacska says:

    Have fun! Wish I was going too, I’m fed up with this cold, rainy spring we’ve been having in the UK. 🙁
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  4. Paula says:

    Hope you have an awesome trip, Karen! Safe travels!

  5. Nina says:

    Have fun Karen and El Hub! 🙂

  6. Kim says:

    Have a great time and tell us all about it when you get back!!

    PS We’ll miss you, but don’t check in TOO much… you’re on vacation. 🙂

  7. Joy says:

    Have a safe trip!

  8. Chris25 says:

    Have fun, Karen. And bring me back some pineapples. I want to make pineapple upside down cake. 🙂

  9. gail says:

    Enjoy your trip. Take lots of pictures.

  10. Elle says:

    Have a wonderful, fun, safe trip!!

  11. Alison says:

    Have fun!! Sounds like a fabulous trip. I agree with Kim, we’ll miss you but you’re on vacay, so you should be serious about your relaxation (and mai tais, and surfing, and pie….)!

  12. Fannie says:

    Bon Voyage, Karen!!! Have an amazing time and eat some of that awesome caramel apple pie for me!

  13. Agata says:

    Enjoy your trip, I am sure it will be amazing!

  14. Rads says:

    Have a lot of pie..and take tons of pics 😀

  15. Dominique says:

    Enjoy your trip Karen !

  16. Marian says:

    Have fun, Karen! Don’t worry about your blog. We’ll be waiting for you when you get back!

  17. megan says:

    Have fun on your trip and be safe on your trip Karen. The bf and I are going to Australia and New Zealand this summer and we can’t wait!

  18. blkrox says:

    Have a safe trip and enjoy Karen! =)

  19. Trisha says:

    Have a good time!!!!! Someday, I’ll visit Hawaii, and it will be glorious. 😉
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  20. Have a good trip, Karen! And bring us lots of photos, yeah? 😛
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  21. Becca says:

    Aw, I’m so jealous of you, Karen! Have fun!
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  22. Have SO MUCH FUN, Karen! You really deserve a holiday xx

  23. Yelena says:

    enjoy ur trip! sounds amazing.

  24. Nadège says:

    Have fun, safe trip Karen! We’ll miss you 🙂
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  25. PS says:

    You are so lucky!!! Have a fantastic time.

  26. jen. says:

    I hope you have a great time and get a chance to really unwind!

  27. Jenny says:

    Have fun! I am super jealous of you, by the way. I’d give up all my makeup just to go to the end of the road one more time!

  28. Minnegirl says:

    Have fun! We will miss you, but you deserve a nice, relaxing vacation. Enjoy!

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