well we are back in mainland america, but frankly i miss the tropics! what a spectacular visit, trip, time away. it was all of these wrapped snugly into one.
i bathed in the ocean and the sun. i exercised my wakeboarding and kayaking muscles. i hiked through sand and lava rock. i saw seals lazing next to the sea, and fish floating through coral. i witnessed homeless people living in tents next to the beach, and the sun lighting the sky on fire as it dipped below the earth.
i drank mai tais and corona. i ate crab, shrimp, and scallops, shave ice at matsumoto's, and chocolate haipua pie at ted's bakery. i saw history through the eyes of pearl harbor. i inhaled intoxicating sea air.
i lived in the moment. and each moment was spectacular.
here are a few.
hiking diamond head crater
view from the top
peter and chris at the top
candid at the club on wakeboarding day
on the water
peter showing off
start of our hike to the point
view on the way
view at the point
monk seals (there ARE actually 2 here)
"we're going back to the start" -
the start of the real trail
good day for the surfers
saw some 10-15 footers
waimea bay on the north shore
uss bowfin at pearl harbor
uss arizona memorial
in memory and honor of those who died
the flag on the memorial
swap meet/flea market at aloha stadium
this pic was for the boy scouts i have in youth group
homeless tents outside of waikiki
driving around honolulu
they had the greatest trees
view from chris' apartment
kayaking at kailua bay - you can barely see our
kayaks pulled up on the beach of this island
leaning trees at a beach park
on the windward side
great climbing trees
driftwood at a different beach park
chocolate haipua pie at ted's bakery
hanauma bay where we snorkeled.
the coral goes almost the whole way
to the beach...
the blowhole rock on the way to lanakai
i had my eyes opened in many different ways on this trip, through many different means, and people. i am incredibly thankful for it.
i didn't want it to end