Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hawaii Highlights...

After this post I promise no more Hawaii talk but I really wanted to share my whole trip...every single detail...from the moment we got on the plane. Just kidding. I'll do highlights only. (We have 442 pictures total...too overwhelming so instead of flickr you can check out John's pictures on his myspace right here...there's only 25)

Our trip to Maui was a whole bunch of firsts for us...first time in Hawaii...first time ziplining...first time snorkeling (for me)...definitely our first time riding bikes down a volcano.

I was nervous (but excited) about pretty much everything we planned to do. John took this picture as we were riding up the mountain before ziplining. I made an impromptu nervous face for some giggles. It worked, he did some giggling when he saw this...



Before we started ziplining, one of the tour guides told our group,"If you're up for some adventure we'll be your buffet." I'm going to steal that line.

Check out the view from up there...



This is John and me at Warren and Annabelle's in Lahaina. This place was FUN. Our package included dinner, 2 drinks each, dessert and a comedy magic show. You should definitely make reservations if you're going to be in Maui.



Warren is the owner (he performs too) and Annabelle is a friendly ghost. Warren wasn't there when we were there but the two magicians who were there were hysterical.

We got to see where the government faked the landing on the moon (in black and white)...



Don't get mad, I'm only joking...it's just the top of Haleakala. I think this place is so amazing that it looks fake. The whole crater up there is the size of Manhattan. I've already posted about the bike ride down Haleakala. If you missed it go ahead and scroll down.

We got to see some pretty amazing things when we went hiking. This is the Dragon's Teeth...



The Dragon's Teeth was formed when a volcano erupted and lava was flowing into the ocean. The wind and waves forced the lava back up and it cooled into these teeth like formations.

To get down to the Dragon's Teeth we had to do our most precarious hiking...we had to walk down a golf course.

Here's the Nakalele blowhole...





The Olivine Pools...





We went to a black sand beach...



and a red sand beach...



We sunset dinner sailed...



We snorkeled...



Our last morning there we went for one final snorkel and saw a giant sea turtle. Sorry to be cliche but it was truly a perfect end to a perfect trip. Our trip to Maui was the most fantastic, unbelievable trip John and I have ever taken. We will both remember it vividly forever.


9 comments:

Team Eliza said...

These pictures are AWESOME . . . . I am so glad you guys had a good trip!

Dreams2009 said...

Love the pics! Oh dear, you are making me really want to plan my next trip to HAWAII!

Katie said...

I'm so glad you had fun!

Annie said...

lol, nervous pic is too funny!
the other pics of you 2 are so cute :)
i'm glad you two had such a great time!!

Natalie said...

Your pictures look like you had a professional photographer take them. They are great! Glad you had such a great vacation. Now, where are you going next year?

The GVZ's said...

Love the pics. I thought Maui was really magical as well. I was really nervous about snorkeling and not sure I wanted to do it. I am so glad I did though because it was (obviously) amazing. We also saw a giant sea turtle and that just about made my life.

off switch said...

so happy you guys enjoyed the trip - you sure saw a lot! :)

Emily said...

Great pictures! So glad you had such a fabulous time!

Heather said...

Fun trip! I went to college in Hawaii and I miss it every day of my life!