Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Aloha!! Back from vacation in Hawaii

 We had a wonderful time in Hawaii!  We spent almost two weeks on Oahu and on the Big Island.  Swimming, snorkeling, hiking, deep sea fishing....you name it we did it!  It was just amazing!  Seeing red hot lava up close and in person was spectacular.  We even got to poke it with a stick.  Seriously!!


Lava flowing towards the ocean


 On Oahu we stayed at the brand new Disney Resort, Aulani.  Wow!! The water slides and pools were amazing. Lots of Disney fun and hospitality! In the next few weeks I'll be sure to share some of our Hawaii trip with you with a few posts and lots of pictures.


The Lazy River at Aulani

Speaking of hospitality, in Hawaii I was so excited to meet up for the first time with a great blog friend of mine and fellow Schnibbler..........Is that even a word?  It is now!......... JoAnne!  You may know her from her blog The Patriotic Quilter.  She and her husband were so kind to meet us at the Honolulu airport with a lei for each of us!  A flower lei for me, a kukui nut lei for my husband and a candy lei for each of the boys.  Candy leis?  Yes, candy leis!  The boys were thrilled.....and as you can imagine, those candy leis have now been eaten, but I did make them let me take a picture before they were allowed to start eating..........have to get pictures for the blog you know!



Aren't these just wonderful leis?


The next day we visited Hanauma Bay with JoAnne and her husband and we had a wonderful time!  It was so nice of them to show us around the bay and help us find some great places to view the fish. We had so much in common besides quilting! It was like we had all known each other for years!  They are in the process of a huge move and I do hope they are doing well. Too bad they aren't moving close to Florida.  But who knows, we may have the opportunity to get together with JoAnne and her husband again.  I sure hope so!     



We met new friends at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.


Well, we are getting things back to normal here after vacation. A six hour time difference and eighteen hours of travel can set you back a bit!  I still feel like I lost a day somewhere along the line! We left Hawaii last Wednesday evening and got home to Florida last Thursday afternoon and its been raining ever since.  Good grief, so much rain!  I'm glad we saw lots of sun in Hawaii because there sure isn't any in our part of Florida right now.  I hope this storm passes by soon, before we all float away.  I hope everyone is staying cool and dry. Well, I'm off to watch the Olympic trials and enjoy a snack! 

11 comments:

Carol said...

What an awesome vacation. Nice that you met a blog friend too. I'll be watching for more photos. That Disney resort looks so nice. Island Life Quilts meets Island Life.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sounds like a fabulous vacation! Lucky family!

Darlene said...

A wonderful vacation with awesome sights and new friends. Welcome home!

JoAnne said...

It was so much fun to meet you and your family! We did have lots in common and could have visited for hours and days more. We are finally cleaning everything and clear the house on Thursday and then we get some resort days! I've been watching that dumb storm and thinking of you. I hope it passes quickly and doesn't do any harm.

Needled Mom said...

What fun to meet up with a fellow blogger. Is JoAnne in the military?

We drove through the Disney resort when we were there and it was a gorgeous place. I'm glad to hear it was as nice as it loooked.

Stay safe in the rain. It looks awful.

Jen said...

Sounds like fun! Did you see any Hawaiian quilts? Hope you guys are keeping dry.

Carol said...

What a wonderful vacation! Glad you had a great vacation! Oh this rain!

Stephanie said...

It's such fun meeting blog friends. Haunauma Bay was my very favorite place to snorkel when I lived there. Didn't think Oahu had room left to build...is it out on the North Shore? Isn't the up close and personal views of the lava incredible?

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

NO WAY!!! how was the resort?? If I had known, I would have forwarded you some money for a Disney Dooney & Bourke bag from there! I have a wristlet; I need a bigger bag. ;) I can't wait to hear and see more about your trip! Stay dry!

Houseelf said...

Welcome home! It sounds like such a wonderful place to have a holiday and relax. So exciting to be that close to lava!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I was wondering how that new Disney resort stood up? Looks like fun.