Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hawaii

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).

8 comments:

Christin said...

I've been to Hawaii once too and loved every minute of it. Except for the part where we were in an earthquake and had to sleep in the airport. Other than THAT it was great.

Christin

Rachel said...

I want to go!!! It looks like you guys had fun.

Karen E said...

Paige,
I am not surprised with all the rain, and delayed flight, you still sounded all positive about the whole trip. It sounded like you got to see a LOT in your first trip to Hawaii. I have only been there once, and didn't get to see half that much.
It's April sweetie, and I want to have an anniversary lunch soon, I see Doc Lemon of thursday after having a PET scan on Wed. I will call you later and set up a time.
Love you and miss seeing you. Love, Karen

The Baker Family said...

AWESOME!!! I am so jealous... one day maybe, one day... I love your hair, by the way. It looks way cute!!

The Allred Family said...

FUNNNNNNN!!!!!! you guys go a lot done. Did you get some cool stuff at the swap? How cool was the PCC? I LOVED that. Cool pic with teh lava.

nateandcj said...

Lucky you!!! You totally deserved it though!!

Showell Family said...

Seriously, we've all got to go together.....

Kim & Pat said...

Pat and I also want to live in Hawaii. We want to go back during Whale season SO bad! Sounds like and awesome trip!