Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pork anyone?

I went on a "girls only" cruise this past weekend. Our only stop was in Ensenada. Mmmmm. Wonderful Ensenada. So....ahem....clean?

We saw 2 trucks of military personnell driving by. We didn't think anything of it and went about our day of blow hole seeing, adobada tacos, and negotiating a cheaper price for some Nacho Libre mask capes. It wasn't until we got back on the boat that evening that we saw on the news there was an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico. Hence, the military trucks (they were trying quarantine certain areas).

I would like to state for the record that I have not been infected. It is only natural for me to act paranoid and foam at the mouth. If you see me....just walk on by.

Girl's trip was loads of fun. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures yet because my sister took her camera and we decided to share the photos. She hasn't downloaded them.

I am still in the process of fighting my insurance to cover my remaining surgeries. Nothing new on that end.

I am getting excited for the summer!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I have been home now for almost a month and still have not posted anything on my fabulous trip to Hawaii.

Of course, the pictures don't really do any justice.

The first two days we were there, it rained. Non-stop. Our flight was cancelled and we flew in a day late. So, Josh and I were less than excited to see all the rain. We wanted the sunny, warm Hawaii that you see in posters. By day 3, it was gorgeous. We saw TONS of whales. No joke. They were EVERYWHERE. Playing and breeching. When we snorkeled, we would dive down under the water deep enough to hear the whales. It was awesome.

We started on Oahu. THen Maui for 2 days where we snorkeled and beached.

It was off to the Big Island for 2 days, where we biked down the active volcano. This is a picture of us in front of the venting Molokai Crater.

Heading into a lava tube tunnel.

As we were disembarking from the Big Island, our Captain drove past the lava flowing into the ocean. I can't even being to describe how cool this was. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Then, we were in Kaui for 2 days. We rented mopeds and scootered all over half of the island. We saw many waterfalls. But, it was raining so we went to Wal*Mart to buy some ponchos, i.e. garbage bags. Josh was extremely embarrassed by my appearance.

On our way back to Oahu, we drove up the Napali coast. Incredible. Amazing. Breathtaking.

The last day was on Oahu, where we crammed Pearl Harbor, the Swap Meet, and the Polynesian Cultural Center in one day. The Cultural Center was neat. A perfect way to end the perfect vacation.

My only problem, if you can call it a problem, is now I want to live there. Ahhhh......wishful thinking.

(reading back on this, I realize it all sounded a bit like a first grade report. Sorry for the amateurity).