S: Pre-Wedding with Family and Friends
FC: Hawaii, April 2010
1: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. St. Augustine
2: We all stayed at the Waikiki Beach Marriott
3: We went with Mark's family over to Kailua to hit the beach and have lunch at Buzz's.
4: Mom booked a Honolulu cruise for our friends & family. We ate, watched a hula show, danced, watched the sun set, and saw a whale.
6: Late afternoon at Waikiki Beach with Dan & Grace
7: The spray from a blowhole occurs as a result of a wave pushing its way through an old lava tube. This particular one can blow water up to 30 feet high!
8: Halona Beach Cove (as seen in "From Here to Eternity" 1953).
9: What happened in the cave stayed in the cave...
10: They saw many tropical fish and a sea turtle.
11: After the guys lubed up with sunblock they drank some beers, explored the rocks, and jumped off the cliffs.
12: We had Halona Cove Beach to ourselves for most of the day. Later we headed just down the road to Makapuu Beach. There's a strong shore break and offshore currents. This beach is the most popular bodysurfing beach in Hawaii. Waves can reach 12 feet high. Only the guys went in the water. What a view at both these beautiful beaches (haha).
13: Kualoa Ranch ATV Tour | The tour included visiting show/movie sites, panoramic views of the ocean and valleys, and the Ranch's history. | ...throwing hourseshoes while we wait
14: Kualoa Ranch was the site for movies and shows including: Godzilla, Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, Mighty Joe Young, 50 First Dates, and Lost.
17: Waimea Bay
18: How did my drink end up looking like dirty mop water?
19: I woke up early one morning to pick out our bride and groom leis, parents' leis, and fresh loose flowers in Chinatown. Christine and Kim went with me. Mark picked us up when we were done and we all ate breakfast at Weilana Coffee House (FYI: best coffee we found in Waikiki).
20: Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal at the Bayer Estate | The rehearsal was short & sweet. We were at the Estate at low tide. There was an exposed vehicle tire. Mark didn't want to take a chance that it would be visible on the day of our wedding so he and Mike dragged it out of the water and hid it out of sight.
21: Dinner at Formaggio Grill, Kailua | Menu Salad: House or Caprese Salad Appetizer: Prosciutto Wrapped Prawns or Zinfandel BBQ Ribs Entree: Chicken Milanaise or Beef Bourguignon or Crab Crusted Salmon Dessert: Assortment of Goodies
23: On the way out, Mark & Dan saw this bike rack in the shape of a bike. They couldn't resist...