Sunday, April 8, 2012

update- "finally"

as i stated on the last "Monday Memory" post , i have been on vacation-
no...not  for 4 weeks mind you- but this is the what i have found that happens
to be when vacation time comes around...
it takes 2 FULL weeks to get ready for it- and 2 FULL weeks to get back on track from it!
wheww .. it has been a hard one to recover from
BUT well worth it..
So- now, it is time to share...
Dale and I had an opportunity to go to Hawaii, and we just couldn't pass that up

we had such a wonderful time.
we flew into Honolulu, and our first stay was at:
 Waikiki beach

this was just a beautiful place
this particular area was an open area in the lobby
allowing the birds to visit - :D

view from our window- over looking Diamond Head
Pearl Harbor
a very heart touching place
then we flew to the Big Island- landing in Hilo and traveling all day to Kona
where we stayed for 2 nights...

Kilauea Volcano
view of the "fire pit"
yes, we were close, and yes, we felt the heat!
- very cool!

then we walked a Lava tunnel
..not so cool
i HATE tunnels

the Black Sand beach
as you can see- it was windy and very chilly!

but this was AMAZING!
Sea Turtle resting on the sand

view from our room
- it was a cloudy day

the resort we stayed at was so amazing
we enjoyed our second day just sitting by the pool!

then on to Maui
were we spent our last 3 days
there was a "park" in the center of the resort where we stayed
with Waterfalls, Pink Flamingos,  a Black Swan, and wild birds kinda place!!!!!!!!!!!

The beautiful Maui Beach

another view of the resort

yep... that's me feeding the Black Swan

it was the season for Humpback Whales-
we saw several- but to get a good picture was impossible
they are very fast
this is a picture of a mom and baby swimming side by side
you can only see their "dorsal fins"

it was AMAZING!

LUAU time

the beautiful Maui sunset

Needless to say - we had a BLAST!

1 comment:

Samantha said...

Glad you had a great time! Looks beautiful!