FC: Hawaii Feb. 8-15, 2013 John & Lindsay's Wedding
1: This is the east side of Hawaii and we are flying to the west side to Kona International Airport.
2: The Brides Team L-R: Kristen, Amanda, Bride Lindsay, and Amy.
3: What a magnificent view from our Condo. We would drink our coffee and watch for the whales.
5: This is the building our condo is in. The beach is called Magic Sands.
6: First Christian Church erected in 1836
8: LUAU "Gathering of the Kings" Very fun experience. Our luau dinner consisted of sushi(tuna and octopus), wild boar, duck, stuffed crab to name a few, represented four pacific countries.
10: What a handsome Hawaiian young man. He has gorgeous long black hair and he was a great hula warrior dancer!
12: One word Breath taking!
14: John & Lindsay's Wedding day Feb. 11 on Hapuna Beach at the Four Seasons Resort.
15: Mom & her two daughters!
18: Mr. & Mrs. Johnathon Burns
21: Amazing! The humpback whales were under us and beside us.
22: Pics of the condo, the patio,and pool. Ronnie talking to his mom while drinking coffee. Bunch of crabs out front and fresh papaya. Beautiful sunset on the right!
23: Hawaii's sunsets are spectacular!
25: Just north of Hilo on the east ofHawaii
26: This is the Hawaiian TropicalBotanical Gardens. EndangeredPlants planted from all over the world are here within this rain forest area.
27: Located at Onomea Bay seven miles north of Hilo, there are over 2000 species.of flowers, palms, and plants.
29: Onomea Bay. This view is below the Botanical Garden
30: Captain Cook Memorial Kealqakekua Bay. A warrior stands guard at the sacredHeiau burial sights.
31: South Point Kalae is the southernmost part of the United States. It is very windy with swift currents.
32: Sea turtles migrate here
33: This is highway 19 heading north on our way to the wedding.The clouds here are called VOG due to the mix of the active volcanoes and the rain clouds coming from the east.
34: Volcanoes National Park. This is the active volcano called Kilauea.
36: Flying over Kilauea Volcano.
37: Lava flowing into the ocean above and on the left.
38: This view from our hotel room is of the Hilo Bay and the tallest volcano Mauna Kea at 13,796 ft. there on the right.
41: Aerial views of waterfalls & the ocean.
43: This is just one Banyan tree. They are used for many purposes such as shelter,rubber, paper, rope, shellac just to name a few. They can grow 656 ft. in diameter and 98 ft. in height.
45: Akaka Falls is 420 ft. It is one of the top 10 waterfalls in Hawaii. The pic below is Kahuna Falls that sits below Akaka Falls.
50: Kohala, northern part of Hawaii. Pretty windy. Ate at one of Hawaii's best restaurants the Bamboo.
51: We visited the HamakuaMacadamia nut Factory.There outside we seen wild billy goats and quail.
52: Last two hrs. on the beach. This is Spencer Beach.
60: Our last sunset in Hawaii. What a beautiful island! This was a childhood dream that came true!
62: Ronnie wanted to have his last dinner here atBubba Gump. He enjoyed their shrimp.
63: Landing in Phoenix and back to Ohio where it is snowing! :( | Leaving Hawaii