February 5, 2012

a l o h a


We had a fantastic time in Hawaii with Doug and Janet. Mostly we lounged around, slept, watched movies, ate wonderful food and soaked up the Aloha spirit. But we did get our adventure on once or twice. We went on a zip line tour and whizzed over the canopy and dropped into a waterfall fed swimming hole. It started out a bit weak but ended up spectacular. 







We caught an amazing sunset overlooking the Napali Coast.



We went on a helicopter ride and landed in front of the waterfall that is in Jurassic Park




And after spending an awful lot of money and and an awful lot of time getting scuba certified I got so sick on the boat ride out (despite a double dose of Dramamine) that after the first dive I got back on the boat and "fed the fish" over 20 times. When I thought I was feeling well enough to stand up and walk over to get my towel I had the strange sensation that something was not right. I felt like I was waking up from a dream. I was puking again off the side of the boat and Ryan informed me that I had fallen down and passed out. Lovely.  Ryan didn't have a great time either, but he gave it another go the following day and convinced me that perhaps I can give a shore dive a try someday...maybe in the Caribbean with warm, calm water...

It was a fabulous trip. The weather was perfect and the whales were plentiful. But I never figured out how to appropriately use "aloha" and "mahalo"....hmmm....I guess we'll have to go back. 

5 comments:

Danielle said...

Oh man! I can't believe the scuba story!! Such a bummer. Might have to go to the Caribbean next time ;)

Jamie Wride said...

Hmm...I wonder where you could go in the Caribbean in the near future? They say there is great scuba right off shore.

alisha said...

It sounds like you had a perfect trip (minus the scuba story.) Love the pictures!

Lauren Packer said...

Beautiful pictures. I can't believe Janet went zip lining! Glad you had a great time.

Niki said...

Oh I miss Hawaii! Glad you had a great time (minus the chumming).