Tuesday, August 20, 2013


It's been over a week since our dreamy trip to Hawaii ended. We had an amazing time so I want to share some of the highlights...

Hiking at Waimea Falls. Truly not much of a hike but a huge, beautiful botanical garden with a waterfall at the end where we swam and cooled off.

The jumping rock at Waimea Bay & my first taste of swimming in warm ocean water.
No offence Oregon coast, but this beats your painful, limb numbing water.
Shave Ice on the trail...yummy!
This is Rob's childhood home of ages 6-10 on the Army base. It's a lot smaller than it used to be. We also visited his elementary school and other fond memories of one lucky little boy.
Tuesday breakfast overlooking the crashing waves near Koko Head park. Rob sat here for his conference call till the wind noise got to be too much. He's always said he wanted a job where he could work from anywhere. Wish granted.

At the Polynesian Cultural Center for the 'Ha, Breath of Life' show. It was an amazing show complete with fire jugglers and dancers from all the island nations. A very full day with hiking the lighthouse, snorkeling and getting downright sunburned.
After the show
We got an awesome hook up with tickets at the PCC and got to go back the next day to see all the island performances

A rainy day at Hanauma Bay, but our last chance to snorkel in this amazing place. Besides, the questionable weather kept the not-so-hardy masses away. We got to swim with the turtles and amazing schools of 'convict fish' and Rob even found a shy octopus hiding in the reef.

A dinner cruise our last evening in Oahu was the perfect way to end our vacation.

Rob didn't get to return home with me since he needed to be at a conference for work in California the next morning. We parted ways in Vegas and I took a shuttle home while he rented a car and drove to LA. Here's the kids welcoming him home three days later.

1 comment:

Sandy Bailey said...

Great photo's of both of you, your activities, and beautiful Hawaii. We are so happy you had this fantastic opportunity...and so much fun together! Love you!