S: Hawaii 2011
1: %5.5 hour flight to Hawaii.. Shar on Ambien, wrist bands, ear plugs, and other drugs... which explains photos... Holly almost needed the same.. Poor mom... Oh the memories are just to begin.
20: Yes there are 99 steps to the top AFTER .8 of a mile straight up!
22: Waimea Valley | This is a State Park. We got there too late to walk the trail to the waterfalls but this peacock was trying to impress us to stay.
23: Hanauma Bay State Park (Honk-a-honk-a Bay)
26: Lanai Lookout | Kaolau Range
27: Turtle Bay | Manana Island (Rabbit Island)
30: We were there the day before competition started. | The Banzai pipeline
31: North Shore | Ehukai Beach
34: Waimea State Park. The road trip was a little too much for one of us. | Waimea Canyon State Park. The road trip was a bit too much for one of us.
35: Interisland hopping.... Oahu to Kauai
36: Eucalyptus Tree Lane | We rented a convertible mustang to enjoy the island more, not thinking about how much luggage we would have...
38: You cant find a condo any closer to the beach than this! AMAZING..... This picture was taken on our patio.
39: Poipu Beach
40: kilauea lighthouse
41: Driving to Turtle Bay on the North Shore...
42: Spouting Horn | Chickens and roosters are protected by state laws. They run around like cats and dogs.
43: Wailua Waterfall | as seen on popular TV show Fantasy Island
44: Captain Andy's Rafting Adventure | Austin
46: Playing with dolphins
47: Whale Watching
48: Snork | notice water wings
50: Na Pali
52: This was my favorite thing of our whole trip, well worth the time and pain!
53: This was their first ride out in 3 weeks. Waters were rough and we couldn't get close or land at the beach. We even got piled by a big wave!
54: We were told a lot of history about Kauai, Na Pali Coast, the forbidden island, staff, and native cultures including local fav...... SPAM.
55: Na Pali Coast is only reachable by boat or hiking trails.
56: This was our last day on the islands. Enjoying the beach one last time. (insert SOUND here.)
57: You cant take the country out of a lady but you sure can take the lady out of the country!
58: Our last night before we leave ... the most beautiful sunset of all!
60: This was a trip of a lifetime for all of us. We can't tell you enough what great parents we have and what memories we are making. So hopefully with these books we will be able to share with our kids and enjoy the memories over and over again. We Love You