S: Mendonca Family Vacation: Hawaii 2010
FC: Mendonca Family Vacation | Hawaii 2010
1: I'm not quite sure what we were all expecting in Hawaii, but it definitely surpassed any thoughts we initially had. From the waterfalls to the donkeys to the beaches and the lava caves there was a surprise at every bend. It was the most fun we have had on vacation in a long time...never a dull moment!
3: We took a drive to the rainy side of the island and it was like stepping into a different world. Lush green views and majestic waterfalls. Be careful in the afternoon, it rains for 20 minutes at the same time every day! That didn't stop us from exploring all that this side of the island had to offer. Can anyone say Kona coffee? Yum!
5: One of the most memorable parts of our trip had to be the dinner on the ranch up in the mountains. We lassoed we rode horses and we met the friendliest dog...I mean pig...that exists. Oh and don't forget that amazing macadamia nut pie!
7: It was so much fun making our own leis at the hotel! The authentic luau we went to was quite a show! Delicious food, fantastic dancing and a man who can open a coconut with a stick and a machete? Sign me up!
8: They don't have views like this back home
9: Of course we can't forget to mention the powder sand beaches. The water was clear and gorgeous, and we even saw a huge sea turtle swimming by!
11: We visited a few coffee farms during our trip and learned everything we needed to start our own coffee bean company! Well, maybe well just stick with enjoying the product instead. Cheers!
12: There was a beautiful postcard moment at every turn in Hawaii. Thankfully Jessie did a great job at catching all of these priceless moments!
15: It was definitely not expected when we pulled out of the airport and saw all of the black hardened lava all around us, so we had to take the time to leave our mark with the white stones- just in case we didnt make it out of those lava tubes!
17: Who knew Hawaii had so many different faces? It was so important to stop and take it all in.
18: Between the beaches and the mountains there was a beautiful view at every turn. So many lasting memories we took with us from this trip.
19: Favorite expression of the whole trip... Dad: did someone park in our spot???