Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
We hope your holidays aren't as messy. Have a safe and happy holiday season! Best wishes for a wonderful 2009!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
We basically went right from the airport to the beach. It was a good move as the weather more-or-less sucked for rest of the trip. We didn't complain though--a rainy day in Hawaii is still better than a sunny day at the office!
Check out this Waikiki sunset!
The next day, we "adopted" one of the bridesmaid's husband so he didn't have to get his hair and nails done with the rest of the girls. We went to Hanauma Bay to go snorkeling......
We saw all sorts of fish and sea life including Hawaii's beloved Humuhumukununukuapua. Try saying that fast three times! We tried. It took sooooo long to learn how to pronounce Humuhumukununukuapua once that we didn't have time for a leisurely lunch. Thank goodness Drew can multi-task.
We were in a hurry because we had a surfing lesson with Hawaii's best (and most entertaining)surf instructor, Eric. Eric was definitely the best instructor on Waikiki as we all were able to ride the first wave that came our way. Watch out Long Board Champions....here we come!
4. Wedding Cake...... ....and 5. cheesy wedding dances...
The end of the day was marked by the sunset wedding ceremony of Joanne and Carl. What a beautiful bride!!!!
The wedding was perfectly short and sweet, which left lots of time for the good stuff:
1. cocktail hour......
The next morning in Hawaii, it was football time on the mainland so we skipped breakfast and headed to a sports bar to cheer on the Redskins. A 3 hour football game turned into a ridiculous day drinking fest where 4 of us drank 9 pitches of beer. Needless to say we are not 22 anymore so the rest of the day was shot, but we sure had fun (from what we remember!).
First we headed to the Dole Pineapple Plantation.....
We spent our last day on Oahu touring the island's sights and beaches.
Don't let Drew fool you....he didn't get a baby shark bite in Hawaii....a wave tossed a rock right at his knee. Ouch!
All those waves got our stomachs growling so we headed to one of the North Shore's famous Shrimp Shacks for a delicious bite to eat. We highly recommend the garlic-chili shrimp if you ever make it to Kahuku's. Fantastic!
The next day, we headed to Kauai, the land of wild chickens and perpetual rains. Good thing we rented a convertible! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
The trip to Kauai was a true vacation. Jackie got to sit around with a beer and her nose in a book while Drew tended to the kitchen duties. When is our next vacation???
The next day, in between rain showers, we were able to catch a glimpse of Hawaii's Grand Canyon. It was beautiful!
Our last supper in Hawaii: A World Famous Bubba Burger. Sooooo yummy!
Aloha again, and hope enjoyed the pics!