I know that some of you might be tired of hearing me talk about football. So, since this is the Delta blog and their awesome planes take people to awesome locations, I figured I would step away from the football season for a moment to tell you guys a little bit about one of my favorite travel destinations. This time I’m going to stick to the United States and go with none other than… Hawaii!
Now, the reason why Hawaii is one of my favorite places on the planet is because the last time I went to Hawaii it was for the Pro Bowl in February of 2007. It was my second Pro Bowl selection but since I hurt my knee in the final game the year before, I couldn’t play the first time I had made it. Truthfully, the best part about that week was hanging out with my family and all the guys that I compete with throughout the year. The NFL puts us up at a resort called the Ihilani that’s just outside Honolulu. We practice in the morning and then we have the rest of the day to relax and spend time by the pool. In typical Hawaii fashion, we went to a luau and watched awesome sunsets and just genuinely felt at ease. After the rigors of an NFL season there’s nothing like the island to soothe your body and your soul. Not to mention, there’s the original Roy’s in Hawaii that does a great job of soothing your stomach!
In my last blog, some folks asked me some questions (which I encourage) about what I like to do in my spare time. Throughout the year, I’m an avid hunter and golfer. I also like to surf. But I will say that while I was in Hawaii I thought it was cool to bust out my camera and take some pictures. To give you guys an idea of some of my photography skills, below are a couple of the photos. Paradise, huh? Let me know what you think.
Also, let me know some of your favorite travel destinations. Do you have any suggestions for me?
Much thanks to all you guys for the restaurant recommendations in New York. Keep those ideas coming for any of the road games that you see I’m headed on. I’ll be sure to give you a shout out if I end up taking you up on your suggestion!
I hope you are doing well and I’ll be back on this thing soon,
Carson Palmer is the Quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals and a frequent Delta flier.