We had a wonderful time on vacation in Hawaii! After spending many, many hours......about 14.......in airplanes and airports on the trip from Florida, we made it to Honolulu! Thank goodness for in-flight movies! I was able to watch three on the way out. No sleep on the flights for us, we were too excited! We would regret that later....
The view from our room on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.
Another view from our room of Honolulu.
Some of us love to dig holes, deep holes, in the sand......on every beach they can find.
Sea kayaking out to an island bird sanctuary was challenging. 4.5 miles without an outboard!
Seriously?? From here to that island on the left? In a kayak?
Everyone has to learn to surf while they are in Hawaii. Well okay, everyone but me! Someone needs to be in charge of the camera right?
My little guy tackling the big waves.
A view of Hunauma Bay. I was amazed by the colors of the water. Look at all of the coral.
One of the many scenic points where you can stop on a drive around Oahu.
A moving visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.
My submariners on the USS Bowfin.
A view of Diamond Head Crater from the top. Kayaking, hiking one mile up a volcano with a 99 step stairway, when do I start vacation?
We didn't remove any coral or lava, but we did take lots of pictures (The Brady Bunch curse scared us). This picture is from Bonsai Pipeline Beach in Oahu on the North Shore. Can you see how the grains of sand are so rounded? Nothing like the black sand we would see later on the island of Hawaii. Check back soon to look at those pictures. We also took some time to drive around the island and we stopped and ate at a Shrimp Shack that had been featured on HGTV.
After exploring Oahu we flew to the big island of Hawaii and saw plenty of lava, many sea turtles, a black sand beach and Volcanoes National Park. I have lots more I'd love to share with you! I'm sure you would love nothing more than looking at my vacation pictures! LOL!! I'll split them up in a few posts, including one about my visit to Quilt Passions, a quilt store in Kailua Kona, Hawaii that was featured in the latest Quilt Sampler magazine!