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).