Monday, April 20, 2009

The Last of Our Hawaiian Vacation

Here are the activities that filled the last couple of days we spent in Kauai.

Lindsay, Curtis, my dad, Patrick, Luke, Chris and Josh went scuba diving one morning. Mari, my mom and I stayed at the resort and got massages. While Mari and I were waiting for our appointments we were just sitting on the beach and saw a huge whale jump completely out of the water four times! It was so cool and I wish I had had my camera ready.

Here is most of the group before they headed down for their dive.

After seeing this picture I realized how a shark could mistake a human for a sea creature. This scared me...I hate sharks, I even have nightmares about them on a fairly regular basis.

Here is cute Josh.

I love the bubbles in this one of Patrick.

Curtis and Linds

My Dada.

Later that day the boys went golfing while we relaxed. The next morning we went to Hawaii's Grand Canyon. It was amazing! I couldn't believe how enormous this canyon was. It was filled with red rock, rivers and streams, waterfalls, and lush jungle. I have never seen anything quite like it.

This would be my dad.

After the Grand Canyon we played Bacci Ball for a couple of hours. It was a gloomy day so we just took it easy. It was very enjoyable.

We then went out for a yummy sea food dinner. On our way down to the restaurant we had to hold the elevator door open for someone and it started to make this horrible screeching noise. I made the mistake of saying, "Gosh that is the most annoying sound ever." My dad said, "No, this is though:
It was sooooo hilarious. You can almost hear it just by looking at this picture. Chris and Mari's reactions are perfect! He didn't just do this for a second but for the entire ride down. It was pretty dang funny.

At Breneke's

Later that evening we enjoyed watching a gorgeous sunset. I LOVE Hawaiian sunsets. They are calming but at the same time so full of energy. This one had the most amazing colors. There were pastels and then firey oranges all in one.

On our last day Josh and I headed to Princeville and Hanalei for the day. We strolled around and went sight seeing. We found the neighborhood we want to retire in. If I can't retire in a neighborhood like the one we drove through I want to retire somewhere that has a view like this:

I think lighthouses are magical.

Thank you Hawaii and Mom and Dad for giving us an amazing week. It was wonderful to go somewhere to relax, play, and enjoy the company of family for an entire week. We had so much fun and can't wait to go back again.


Chris and Mari Spiker said...

great post! i love that lighthouse, what a cool place! i heart hawaii.

lori and clark remington said...

Your Hawaii trip seemed so amazing. What a great mom and dad for taking all of you! We were in Maui...we would of seen each other had we been on the same island! But we only took two kids!

The Kilger Family said...

You guys always take the best pictures! So gorgeous!

the organic kitchen said...

That's so funny because Dad and I posted the light house photos on our blog and neither of us remembered seeing it but agreed we must have... ha we are senile!

Chels Grubbs said...

Um first of all I am SO jealous!!! Hawaii looks amazing!!! And you know what else does........YOU!!!! If I looked like you in a swim suit that's all I would wear!!!! Then maybe I could get a job at bikini cuts!!! Just kidding. Anyway, I think you should ask your parents if they would like to adopt me :) it would give them an adorable grandbaby!!! Just putting that out there :)