S: Foy Family Vacation 2011
FC: HAWAII 2011 | Hawaii 2011
1: Our trip begins on a stormy Thursday, June 9th at 5am. | This trip was a celebration of Rachel's graduation and our 20th anniversary.
2: After long flight delays and 19 hrs of travel, we arrived at our hotel. It was nice to look out the window and see........
3: OUR SHIP WAS COMING IN!
4: PEARL | The carrier in the background is the one that dumped Osama bin Laden's body. | We visited the memorial on Friday before the cruise.
5: HARBOR | Oil still leaks from the USS Arizona today.
6: The memorial sits atop the USS Arizona, which you can see just underneath the water. | The smoke stack still protrudes from the water.
7: We toured the submarine USS Bowfin. The kids are looking down from the top. | This memorial wall lists all of the servicemen and women who died at Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941.
8: Surfing... | So we decided to take a one hour surf lesson on Waikiki.
9: not for the faint of heart!!! | After battling rough surf, I was totally exhausted. I only stood up briefly on the board.
10: Rachel fared the best out of all of us and was able to get up on the board several times. | A young sea turtle swims by laughing at us.
11: Jonathon gets up for a moment. The waves were 4-5 feet tall and crashed on us almost nonstop. We all were bruised, scraped and sore for several days after our attempt at surfing. | Surfing???
12: A Climb to the top of Diamond Head
13: 225 steps and a 1-mile hike straight up to the summit!!
14: Time to board!!
15: June 11,2011
16: MAUI | -The Valley Isle-
17: Maui was the first stop of the cruise. We began our adventure with a private tour guide named Alicia Vagts, who showed us the hidden treasures of Maui. | While hiking to the spiritual Heiau, a crazy horse kept trying to bite us!
19: Maui | During our hike, we stopped off at Lorraine's for banana cream pie and shaved ice. Alicia made a picnic lunch.
20: Snorkeling | Alicia took us to a private beach (Honolua) for snorkeling where we saw lots of fish and a sea turtle. | We climbed down a steep embankment to get to the beach.
21: Maui | June 12,2011
22: Mt. Haleaukula | Above the clouds
23: We didn't bring warm cloths to the summit at 10,000 ft, where it was 40 degrees.
24: Ziplining the canopy in Maui
25: June 13,2011
26: Mt. Kilauea
27: During our half day visit at Hilo, we took an open door helicopter ride over the volcano. It was not very active at this time because the dome had recently collapsed. | June 14, 2011
28: Deep Sea fishing in Kona....lots of tuna! | June 15, 2011
29: A shark ate Rachel's fish
30: LIFE ONBOARD THE SHIP | Cabin space was tight! | Lobster dinner
31: Perry was caught napping at dinner. | Can I please go back to sleep?
32: Kauai -the garden isle- | Exploring Poipu Beach and the tidal pools
33: Lots of small fish and coral were in the tidal pools. | June 16,2011
34: Boating up the NaPali Coast of Kauai | Hanging out inside an old lava tube | June 16,2011
35: Makai-our boat captain | Snorkeling with the sea turtles and sharks
37: Waimea Canyon -the little Grand Canyon of Hawaii
38: Crazy fun ATVriding in Kauai
39: Mike the instructor | Jonathon swinging on the same rope as Indiana Jones
40: Some pretty sights while ATV'ing | Jurassic Park 1 & 2 were filmed here. | June 17,2011
41: Mr. Peacock is strutting his stuff for the girls | Wild Pigs? and huge Captain Cook pines.
42: Heading Home.......... | Hanging out on our balcony watching the beautiful view before dinner.
43: Along the NaPali Coast | June 17,2011
44: Jonathon grows up while on the cruise.......... | Before | After
45: .......and shaves for the first time! | Dad is giving instructions.