S: Hawaiian Honeymoon September 5-18, 2011
1: Arrived In Oahu, Hawaii September 5, 2011 | Finally arrived after 11 hours of travel! | ALOHA
2: Pearl Harbor and USS Missouri tour Sept 6, 2011
3: The Battleship USS Arizona sunk in the attack on Dec. 7, 1941. 2,390 men, women, and children were killed 1,177 were aboard the Arizona. Over 2 gallons of oil still leaks daily from the sunken vessel.
4: The USS Missouri...aka...Mighty Mo"
5: This battleship fought in WWII, Korean, and Gulf War. Standing 20 stories tall, she was the site of Japans formal surrender of WWII on Sept. 2, 1945.
6: Punchbowl Crater Hill of Sacrifice | Monkey pod tree
7: Next stop: MAUI.!These are our first few sites on our way to the Hyatt Regency in Kaanapali, Maui
8: Hyatt Regency Resort | Sept. 7-12th
11: Maui sunsets never get old. This was our view from our hotel room.
12: Road to Hana...and beyond | We start our journey at 9:15 am in Paia..a quaint little hippy town.
13: Our first stop: MM9 to take pics of the painted eucylyptus tree then to MM10 the Garden of Eden Arboretum..beautiful overlooks! | 42 miles, 620 curves, and 59 bridges
14: Oahu - Circle Island Tour | Ke'ane Peninsula
15: We were busy taking pics and not paying attention to a big storm coming in...so we tried to seek shelter in our jeep but the top was off..consequently we got soaked!
17: Black Sand beach..rocky sand and way too many warning signs about dangerous undertow and man of wars..really made me want to swim..this was our last stop on the R2H | We stopped and ate lunch and ran into a couple we previously saw at one of the waterfalls. We also enjoyed watching the locals jump off the rock in what they refer to as their playground!
18: This was the start of The Beyond part of our trip...we were so unsuspecting of what was to come...next stop: Waimoku Falls and the Seven Sacred Pools at Haleakala National Park
19: Banyan tree | Our two mile hike to the top
20: Took us one hour to climb up.. Beautiful bamboo forest, and very peaceful | After using rocks to jump across two different streams we finally made it
21: Waimoku Falls 650 feet in elevation Drops 400 feet down a sheer lava rock wall into a boulder-strewn pool | A great climb...one of the most satisfying hikes we have ever been on...now back down the mountain and time to take a dip into the Seven Sacred Pools or the O'heo Gulch
22: I have to admit...it was refreshing
23: O'heo Gulch | Coffee | Taro Fields
24: And beyond.... We made it through a long adventurous day and spirits were high when we left the Falls at 6:30pm. We knew it was going to get dark soon so we wanted to try to make it through the 5 miles of unpaved roads that everyone was warning us about before dark. That was an understatement. After driving over 15 miles of the roughest terrain we have ever encountered, in the dark, with 3000 foot cliffs to the left and a volcano on our right we were ecstatic to see city lights in the distance ahead....it took us 3 hours to drive 70 miles...a day we will never forget.!
25: Old Lahaina Luau Sat. Sept. 10th | powdery fine, soft sand
26: Napili Bay Our last day in Maui
27: Adventure day of the west coast of Maui
28: Our last night in Maui Dined at Japango Sushi Restaurant =
29: local fruit stand | Random Maui pictures
30: Aloha | Sept 12th-18th | Baby Kalapaki
32: Napali Catamaran Sunset Tour aboard the Southern Star Sun, Sept. 12th Captain Rick Sailed along the west coast of Kauai Dined on fresh shrimp and steak Enjoyed the sunset and the bonus full moon
37: The full moon...too magnificent to capture
39: Spouting Horn Lawai Beach in Poipu. Random roosters and chickens all over every island
40: SKY DIVE KAUAI...HAPPY WEDDING STEVE
44: A mix of Kauai pics
45: Dined at The Beach House in Poipu and Dukes in Lihue
46: Zipline Safari Adventure with Kauai Outfitters Thurs, Sept. 15th | Rusty
47: First stop: Kayak down Hule'ia River Then a hike through Kipu Ranch followed by 2 ziplines The longest was 1800 ft. and 60 ft. above the forest floor
48: Beautiful fish
49: Our great snorkel expeditions...after skydiving we rented snorkel equipment from Snorkel Bob's and attempted snorkeling at Lawai Beach and Poipu Beach..we never made it to Tunnels Beach...maybe next time
50: Friday, Sept. 16 Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tour
51: Waimea Canyon | Only Time | Time to Say Goodbye
52: Mt. Wai'ale'ale and Wailua Falls
56: Aloha Hawaii..until we meet again
57: I love you honey. Thank you for my dream vacation. I will cherish it forever.