To make things better, we were meeting my parents, Sean's mum and his 2 brothers (my brother was already with us from California) here. We hadn't seen any of them for over a year and hence, excitement levels were running very high.
Sean, Sam and I boarded our flight in San Fran whilst the others boarded theirs in Sydney. We met in Honolulu Airport and had a couple of hours catch-up time before our connecting flight to our first destination, Kauai.
On Kauai we stayed very close to Hanalei Bay in a beautiful house surrounded by lush greenery!