This was the view from our back patio. We stayed in the condos at the Turtle Bay resort. It is on the beach and a golf course... You cant get much more heavenly than that! :)
Of course we went to Pearl Harbor and saw all the sights there. Very neat to learn the history and see it all.
We spent a day at the Polynesian Cultural Center and it was very fun. They take you around to all the different "lands" and you get to try things from their culture and watch lots of shows. We loved it!
Here we are with my parents in the Figi part. Everywhere we went the entire trip we were meeting people and they would all put lai's on us. By the time we were through with this ONE day we each had four on. We probably got about 10 or 12 throughout the course of the trip. They are made from fresh flowers and some with shells and they get pretty heavy when you have that many on! :)
This is the temple in Laie. We really wanted to do a session but it is closed for renovation. :( But the grounds were beautiful!
This was our favorite beach that we kept coming back to. There is a little island called Goat Island a little ways out into the ocean but when the tide is right you can walk on the reef and get clear out to it. We did it and the water was up to about my shoulders at some points but around Joes waist cause he is so much taller than me! :) I was nervous the waves were going to wash me off the reef but we made it great.
We loved beach hoping and just tried to do different beaches most the time.
When we got home Ty and Daisy were sooooo sweet and excited! Ty took my lai right off me and had to wear it around. It was great to get back and be a Mom again. :) I missed him sooooooo much!