Monday, November 26, 2012

Hawaii 2012

My Dad and Laura took Skip and I to Hawaii for our graduation presents.....It was a total blast.  We were there for a week and we played a lot!! This was a trip we will never forget!!!! 

We flew all day on Friday and got to Maui really late.  So it was pretty much just off to bed that night.  We woke up the next morning and headed out for zip lining.
     Zip lining was so so so much fun.  We have zipped in Alaska also but we thought this one was a lot better!! Here are a few of our pictures.

 A picture of my Dad and I
The four of us on the suspension bridge 

Skip and I after zipping one of the lines 

This is one of the platforms at a start of one of the lines

Our guide told me to hang upside down for a picture haha!!
The next day we went boating all day....This included snorkeling, tubing, parasailing, etc.  It was oh so great. 

The background is the island of Lanai
We snorkeled at a few different spots over on Lanai
Here we go!!

Wow.....We are high
A little dunk on our way in
We had played hard with my parents for the first couple days....On Monday Skip and I decided to bike down the Haleakala Volcano.  My parents decided to pass....
We started the morning off by going to the top of the crater and looking in.  Can you see from the pictures that we are above the clouds.  This volcano is really really tall. 
Then came the biking down the volcano part...I did not think I would be nervous about this but I really was.  People get hurt a lot doing this.....Not to mention my group was hauling down this mountain at top speeds.  Definitely out of my comfort zone!!
I kept thinking at least I have this full face helmet on for when I wreck haha.
Skip and I playing around
That night we went to a magic show called Warren and Annabelles....It was really good magic and also funny.  It was a great time.


The next day it was a trip to Hana....This is the most beautiful place ever!!  I think when you think of Hawaii you think of Hana.  It is so green and Lush with lots and lots of waterfalls.  Here are only a few of the many pictures we took.

At the bottom of the pools!


 A rock on one of the black sand beaches

 This is a huge tree that we climbed while on our hike

Oh how I love Hana!!
The next day we decided to test our skills at Stand Up Paddle Boarding....One thing I can say is that it is harder than it looks but it is a lot of fun and a great work out.
 Getting all the gear
Both of us paddling out
Yeah!!  We both got the hang of it!
That night we went to the 'Ulalena show.  It shows a lot of the history of Hawaii through traditional songs and dancing. I loved it.  Here is a clip. It is so good.
The next day Skip and my Dad decided to go golfing....Laura and I decided we would walk the beach and do some shopping.  We were flying the red eye out that night so it was kind of a chill day.  Here are some pictures of the guys.  We didn't take any pictures.

After they finished up golfing....We met up with Laura's brother, Dan and his family.  It has been many many years since I have seen them so it was fun to catch up and meet their cute kiddos.  I wish we would have taken some pictures.  I was obviously slacking with the camera on this last day.

After dinner it was off to the airport (totally in my pjs because we were flying all night haha) and then home.

WOW......What a fantastic trip!!


Alesha said...

Look at you Johnny on the spot! Good work! Looks like such a fun trip! I need to head myself over to Hawaii! Serious!