Friday, August 31, 2012

Pearl Harbor

Next stop....... Pearl Harbor.

Heading back to shore on the boat.

Caroline made some new friends on the way. :)


Monday, August 27, 2012

Dole Pineapple Plantation - Oahu

We spent a few days on Oahu before heading to the Big Island.
First stop...... the Dole Pineapple Plantation.
The maze is a must.
And of course we got suckered into buying an oyster in hopes of finding a pearl.
And we did!  A black-ish one.
It was SO amazing!!! (they all have pearls in them)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hawaii 2011

Last July we took the whole crew to the Big Island for 2 weeks.
This was not leisure travel.  It was adventure travel.  And boy do we have some stories to tell!
It was a-ma-zing.

I'll start off all of these Hawaii posts with a random collection I'll call.......

Things we definitely don't have in Mesa, Arizona:

remote black sand beaches

pineapple plants

active volcanoes

kisses with macadamia nuts

signs like this

and this

world-class snorkeling spots

beach huts

donkey balls

trees that look like this


goat sales

ancient carved statues

papaya trees

lava fields

rocks that look like toilets

cloud forests

sea turtles

trucks being swallowed on the side of the road

a green sand beach

a tiki hut McDonalds

a cliff-jumping spot named 'The End of the World'

tsunami sirens

knife & sword stands

eels & sea urchins  (that you do not want to step on, as Max sadly found out)

tarzan vines

beautiful light

Huli Sue's banana cream pie (to die for)

killer surf spots

Kona Boys
roads that look like this
and this
ukulele shops
macadamia nut farms
roadside bananas
manta rays at night
and more lava rock than a five-year-old boy can possibly handle.
And of course there's nothing like this...
or this
in Mesa either.
Sure wish there was.

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