S: Hawaii Five-0 March 23-31, 2012
FC: Hawaii Five-0 | !!
1: We're on our way.... A cocktail at the airport, snacks on the plane... Then, a relaxing happy hour at our hotel in San Jose!
2: We have arrived....
3: Picked up by our hosts..... Wayne & Colleen Taylor .....a lei greeting and a fly-by
4: Our first stroll through town | On our way to a great breakfast at Bongo Ben's.....
6: Time to get in..... ~VACATION MODE~ | The Sheraton Resort
7: The scenic views around the Sheraton Resort
8: Awesome beaches & ocean views
9: Amazing trees, roots & plant life
10: Nothing better than fresh MANGO
11: Still waiting to check-in at our resort, so enjoying the grounds at the Sheraton
12: First night and we've already found our favorite happy hour spot | Huggo's on the Rocks
13: Delicious fish taco's wonderful entertainment and the best sunset
14: Good Morning Honey! Happy 50th....here's your birthday breakfast ~Coconut M&M's~ Now...could you go make the coffee, please?
15: Thanks for the Mango, Colleen | The view from our lanai..... we were right on the 2nd tee of Kona Country Club
16: Great beaches.... The farmer's market.... Amazing flowering trees!
17: A good walk and some fun shopping through downtown Kona
18: A fun birthday celebration at Bubba Gump's I don't know but I've been told.... Jim 4K is getting old!!
20: Happy Hour b-day celebration was at Bubba Gump's..... Cocktails and birthday dinner back at the Condo.... Jim and Wayne hit the grill
21: The boys grilled some chicken and scallops (they were supervised by one very large frog)
22: Beautiful mornings..... We were greeted each day by these tiny yellow birds | Lunch is packed.... we're all heading out for a day of snorkeling
23: A rocky beach.... but a great fish filled ocean. We really enjoyed Jim's snorkeling "do"
24: We saw brightly colored fish, turtles, eels and more!
25: Time out.....before our night out.....
26: A surprise sunset cocktail catamaran sail for Jim's birthday
27: A tropical breeze, great Mai Tai's and yummy snacks
28: Time to kick back and
29: Feel that breeze
30: Sailing worked up an appetite..... so, we hit Sam Choy's! The boys had ribs, the girls had DESSERT! Pineapple coconut cheesecake with Macadamia nut crust. OH MY GOODNESS!!
31: Jim - 1 Window blind - 0 An early morning walk to Kona Country Club!
32: A great Hawaiian breakfast.... Fruit and Mac Nuts!! Then.....hit the pool
33: Mid-afternoon snack... picking a lime for the Corona!
34: Great night for a Luau at the Royal Kona Resort
36: waves Great entertainment.... with the ocean waves crashing against the rocks as a backdrop!
37: Good food and another spectacular sunset
38: Heading out for a day long tour around the Big Island First stop....Rainbow Falls....
40: A great little lunch stop.
41: Across the street to Black Sand Beach | This is truly an awesome sight to see!!
42: Enjoying the pounding of the ocean, the wind in our face and the incredible beach.
43: The formations and plant life in the ground are fascinating
46: The Macadamia Nut Farm Yum!! The best were the raw mac nuts in the shell
47: Great candy, butter samples, fruit platters and the coolest foxtail palm trees!
48: A walk through the Lava tubes..... and a look at some fiddle head ferns
49: A look at the volcano activity during the day
50: Dinner at the Volcano Golf & Country Club There was a Fred Meyer Challenge poster in the hallway.....crazy!
51: It got cold....I had to borrow our tour guides clothes! | Time to see the volcano's night "glow" | Jim takes a closer look at the moon...we could actually see the craters!
52: My favorite.... a gecko!! | We had a good laugh over this one! | Jim & Mr. Donkey Balls!! | Wednesday....cruise ship day
53: We had a day of strolling the town & eating, Wayne & Colleen spent the day at the beach. | Such a yummy burger....and such a beautiful day!!
54: Another gorgeous, fun evening at Huggo's, with our good friends!
55: After happy hour....we "played" around the Sheraton enjoying the grounds
56: A fun day of kayaking and snorkeling
57: .....at Captain Cook's monument
58: Our final evening....good food and beer at Kona Brewing!
59: Eating & drinking what's left in the fridge.... mango, avacado,red onion, cilantro and lime salsa... beer and Mai Tai's!
60: Time to pack up and head out | Time to pack up and move out.... we're SO not ready to go!!!
61: A little more fun is still to come.... | All good things must come to an end..... or do they???
62: We dropped Wayne & Colleen at the airport, rented a car and spent a few more hours in town....yes, eating again!! One last meal at Huggo's
63: And..... one last stroll through town!
64: Sad about leaving..... and he's on a business call already!!
65: Thank you Wayne & Colleen for a fun, exciting and memorable wedding gift!!
66: Then....the Party continues.... | A quiet dinner at P.F. Chang's
67: Surprise 50th party at The Barrel Room for both Jim & Cheryl | Christy scares Jim!!
68: A surprise drop in by Chief Funk... a surprise smooch from Gloria | The gang's all here.... It's Cheryl's big Five-0 too!!
69: Some of Jim's 50th Birthday gifts
70: The family celebrates at Riverview Restaurant..... | A birthday brunch.......
71: A great party at one of our favorite spots!!