Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hawaii 2011

In April, Ben and I were blessed with an opportunity to go to HI again. We began our trip in Oahu where Ben spent three days working and I spent three days shopping, snorkeling, hanging out on the beach and taking long morning jogs to Diamond Head. One evening, Ben's Navy contacts gave us a very unique opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Pearl Harbor. We were loaded on a boat with a couple of Sailors and taken into the harbor where we could see sunken ships and plaques that very few people get to see. It was an amazing experience.

Lahaina with an amazing view of the island Molokai. From our room you could see the whales in the ocean, it was beautiful. On Friday we spent the morning snorkeling Kaanapali, where we saw amazing sea life including several turtles. That afternoon we went to the historical DT Flemming Beach. On Saturday we packed a lunch and took the road to Hana. We hiked up the the large waterfalls and had a lovely picnic. On our drive home we stopped for some homemade coconut ice cream and several small hikes to several waterfalls. Saturday was rather relaxing, more snorkeling, beach time and dinner at the Plantation House at sunset. One Monday we scheduled a whale watching boat ride. We were a bit disappointed since we felt we saw more from our condo balcony. Nevertheless we had a great time and were sad to leave on Tuesday but were excited to see the boys.

(Pictures aren't working right now...I'll update later)

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