You know those questions some people ask at dinners and parties – “If money was no object, what if?”. I recently went to dinner where the conversation questions included “what superpower would you have”, “what would your everyday car be”, and “where would your primary home be”. And though there was an attempt to ridicule each of my answers, I would still want to have C3PO’s communication ability, any car that didn’t use a lot of gas, and my primary home would be somewhere in the beautiful, blue-skied, BBQ-infused Carolinas.
Maybe my everyday home could be in Hawaii. Yes, it would be a serious investment in sunscreen, but maybe I could become a test subject for Neutrogena. I’d take a place on the ocean, in the mountains, or a place near Twin Falls on Maui where we took this hike. My flower shots will come later, but until then, enjoy.
Blue or Blue
Sunset at Sea
Sun – Shadow
Oh the light
Back to the blue sky
References: Hike Maui http://www.hikemaui.com/ When our awesome guide said, “This is the kind of hike where you keep your camera out the entire time,” I knew I was in the right place. Hike Maui did a great job!
Happy 50th Anniversary to my in-laws! Thanks to this admirable celebration of their love and family, we were (luckily) a part of a grand celebration in Hawaii. It was the honeymoon they’d never had. It was a vacation and an adventure like we’d never had.
Hawaii is one of those places on many lists – Most Beautiful, Dream Travel Locations, Romantic Honeymoons, Best Beaches, Volcanic Sights, and so many more. It was certainly on our list. As with so many places we have the chance to see, it remains on our list until we have the opportunity to experience its wonder again.
Enjoy the blue. Enjoy the green. Appreciate just some of the wonder that is Hawaii.
The Sea, once it casts its spell,
holds one in its net of wonder forever.
– Jacques-Yves Cousteau
For more wonder, enjoy http://youtu.be/5DQRyMA4PN8 and our short clip of a blowhole on Oahu http://instagram.com/p/qD99qaBmtv/?modal=true.
Sunrise near Maui
USS Arizona Memorial
Ho’okipa State Park
Sunset at Waikiki
From Diamond Head
Baldwin State Park
USS Ronald Reagan
References for your trip:
http://www.discoverhawaiitours.com/ – Ask for Moni. She is a fantastic guide and an immediate friend.
USS Arizona Memorial – http://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm http://www.bowfin.org/visit
Bike/Moped/Scooter Rental Honolulu – http://www.hawaiianstylerentals.com/ This site includes rental info as well as great maps for your tour.
Paradise Cove Luau – http://paradisecove.com/
Diamond Head http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=15