FC: Hawaii 2011
1: Ready to fly out... ...Ashley flying the plane??? ...We made it! Aloha!!!
2: Day 1: Beautiful Hanauma Bay
3: Our favorite snorkeling spot. Humas, sea turtles,
4: Waikiki Fun We enjoyed walking around Waikiki in the evenings ... Sunsets, shopping, parades, and of course lots of pictures!!
6: REMEMBERING ..... PEARL HARBOR December 7, 1941
7: On an otherwise calm Sunday morning on December 7, 1941, the Japanese shocked the world by bombing the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This 'dastardly attack' was the turning point for America and for the War. On December 8, the nation was gathered around its radios to hear President Roosevelt deliver his Day of Infamy speech. That same day, Congress declared war on Japan. On December 11, Congress declared war on Germany. Over 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded in 2 waves of terror lasting 2 long hours. 350 aircraft were destroyed or damaged. All 8 battleships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were sunk or badly damaged - including the U.S.S. Arizona.
8: Beautiful Ala Moana Beach!
9: View of Diamond Head
10: Playing hide n seek in the huge banyan tree in Kapiolani Park ...the girls found some great places to hide, climb and swing...
14: A great morning at beautiful Lanikai Beach This is mom's favorite beach on the island ... perfect sand, perfect water and very private
18: We stopped at a beautiful botanical gardens. It was quite rustic, very natural and lots of mosquitoes!
19: The Honolulu Zoo is always a huge hit with us. We love the howler monkeys, the adorable meerkats, the beautiful peacocks, the huge hippos AND the childrens zoo WHAT FUN
20: Dole Plantation Once again we completed the maze. Kylie and Mom won!this year.
21: The pineapple whip is always a sweet treat. We just can't get enough :)
22: Can it get any better than jumping waves at beautiful Waimanalo Beach and sunning with crabs at Kailua Bay? I just don't think so.!
24: Scenic views of La'ie Point and brave local cliff divers
26: Visiting the Kahala Hotel
28: At beautiful Halona Beach. AKA by the locals as Cockroach Beach. Also a filming location of the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean movie.!
30: Just can't get any better than the beach!
32: Sharks Cove, North Shore
33: Turtle Beach & Sunset Beach North Shore
34: A super fun stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Or as the girls like to call it: Rainbow Hotel We enjoyed splashing in the pools, paddle boarding, seeing all the animals and the night time Hula Show.
37: Enjoying the WINDY Pali Lookout (above). Amazed at the beautiful flowers and native vegetation (left).