S: Hawaii July 7-16, 2011
BC: Dedicated to my Treasures!
FC: Hawaii July 7-16, 2011
1: July 7, 2011 Honolulu, here we come!
2: Honolulu Saturday July 9, 2011 Pearl Harbor and the Arizona
4: Exploring the hotel and island
6: Beautiful Honolulu....just walking around seeing all there is to see!
7: Breakfast before leaving for Pearl Harbor
11: Chatting with the proud survivors of Pearl Harbor. These men are proud to be Americans.
12: July 8, 2011 was spent on a few tours: Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial, Honolulu city , the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater, Lolani Palace, the Sate Capitol and the famous King Kamehameha Statue
18: Evening of July 8, 2011 Dinner Cruise in Honolulu on the largest Cattermaron, (A li'i Kai ) in the World. We were on deck 2. | Hawaiian Music with good company and a LuAu to be performed. Deb even got a chance to dance the Hula!
19: Dinner was a delicious Hawaiian buffet with cheesecake for dessert as we floated by Diamond Head.
22: July 9, 2011 After an early and delicious morning breakfast, we shopped at the market place. Later, we checked out the surfing contest, took in more sites and caught our shuttle for the Cruise ship, The Pride of America!
24: July 9, 2011 We boarded our ship. We were met by Hawaiians welcoming us to their island and presented with Leis. | We met some very nice people on this cruise. Below are our good friends, Kim and Dawn.
26: July 10, 2011 Maui We took the tour, "Road to Hana" | We also stopped along the way to take in some extra sites.
30: Dinner and a "Captain's Cocktail" evening on the ship
31: July 11, 2011 Second day in Maui "Beach Day"
34: July 12, 2011 Hilo Volcano and Rainbow Falls Tour | Just beautiful scenery! The Volcano craters were humungous!
36: The Orchid Plantation was just beautiful! I never knew that there were so many varieties. Everyone was given an orchid to wear for their shirt or hair.
38: I couldn't believe how big a Crater was. We could see a tiny movement from up on high, and we were told they were people walking.
40: The Thurston Lava Tube
42: July 13, 2011 Kona | Captain Zodiac Raft Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure
45: John Wayne's Church
46: B | Back on the ship with good friends, Mike and Sharon
47: More good friends Grandparents, Janice and Gordon with Heather and Hailey.
48: July 14, 2011 Kauai Luau Kalamaku & Plantation Train | Yep...these are wild pigs!
50: With good friends, Debbie & Bob
53: Juyly 15, 2011- - Kauai Discover Jungle Falls by Kayak" Tour. We Kayaked past the "Indiana Jones" swinging vine, hiked through the jungle to beautiful water falls and later enjoyed a lunch. | Getting our instructions and gear.
62: Good Friends...Janice and Gordon | Mmmm..Cheesecake! | Dinner & a show back at the ship
65: Just a little outdoor shopping place
66: What a Toy Store!
68: As we left Kauai for Honolulu, we sailed by the Na Pali coastline. | It was Awesome!
69: We're Heading home!
70: Thank you, God, for everything---the big things and the small, For "every good gift comes form God"--the giver of them all-- And all too often we accept without any thanks or praise The gifts God sends as blessings each day in many ways-- First, thank you for the little things that often come our way, The things we take for granted but don't mention when we pray, Then thank you for the "Miracles" we are much too blind to see, And give us new awaremenss of our many gifts from Thee, And help us to remember that the Key to Life and Living Is to make each prayer a Prayer of Thanks and every day Thanksgiving. written by Helen Steiner Rice "Always and for Everything....give thanks!" I an thankful for having had this Hawaiian opportunity, but it is good to be home! Deborah Dexheimer