S: Hawaii 2010
FC: Hawaiian Paradise
1: We started out our trip flighting first to Atlanta and then flying from Atlanta to Oahu, Hawaii. This flight took eleven hours! That's one long flight and some soar legs!
2: Look out Hawaii, here we come!!!
4: Waikiki Beach in Honolulu Hawaii!
5: This is the airport in Honolulu, Hawaii. | We were welcomed by the Templeton Tour staff and given beautiful, fresh lays as we walked out of the terminal. Great way to be greeted!
6: We had a lot of fun at the hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii... | Or at least we acted pretty silly at the hotel!
7: And this was the sites Victoria and Jessica could see from their hotel window!
10: Having fun in Honolulu!
11: Fun with the birds...
12: The Hotel was a lot of fun, however we were really looking forward to boarding the cruse ship...
13: On the Pride of America! We watched Greater Vision perform during the cruse as well.
14: This is a mountain range on the other side of the Oahu Island. It is the Nuuanu Pali lookout. This is the historical location where King Kamehameha fought his last battle to unite all the Hawaiian islands with an army of 10,000 soldiers.
16: "The date of infamy that launched an epic conflict with Japan took place here in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941. The tranquil waters of Pearl Harbor were forever disrupted by the tides of war. The USS Arizona and 1,177 of her crew were among the first casualties of the Pacific War; the USS Arizona Memorial stands above the sunken vessel and her fallen sailors, serving as a reminder of their sacrifice and commitment."
17: Pearl Harbor caused our nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning the war... changing the coarse of our Nation's history and the world's future. -Joe Baca | You can see that the parts of the ship are slowly fading away from the top of the water, making it hard for tourists to see.
18: Fun Adventures in Maui!
20: We had a fun time at the luau in Maiu, but we found out you shouldn't eat the poi.
21: Don't we look nice? | We got all dressed up in Hawaiian outfits!
22: The cruise ship allowed us to get some beautiful pictures of Maui's coastline.
23: How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains. -John Muir
24: Victoria absolutely loved the banyan trees!
25: This was in the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. They had all kinds of beautiful flowers, trees, and animals.
26: This was in Hilo's Volcanoes National Park
27: I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this - that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc
28: We had fun walking around Kona island, eating ice cream, and sampling Kona coffee. | Kona Island
29: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. St. Augustine
30: Kawaii Island