Monday, February 2, 2009

Hawaii 2009!

Me and my sweetie celebrating 30 years of happily married bliss!

This is the Iao Needle. The King was trying to take over the island of Maui so that all of the islands would be united as one. So he sent his warriors to the top of this peak (how? I could not even imagine!) to watch for attacks from the people of the island that didn't want to unite. We had a nice hike to see this and many other beautiful sites that day.

This is just one of the many many beautiful sunsets we were privileged to see. We made sure that each night by 5:30 we were somewhere on the island that we could see the sun set. Every night was a testimony to God's creations. We also saw whale after whale jumping out of the water. Lots of moms and babies............quite remarkable!

I was hiking in front of Paul and pulled out my camera and shot him backwards. He was apparantly enjoying the hike! Smiling. We were at some falls above the Seven Sacred Pools. An amazing hike. The road to get there took 2 1/2 hours and 2 of that was spent on 30 miles! It is a road that has 300 curves - like hairpin curves - and 62 some odd one lane bridges. These are bridges that I am certain were built by Christopher Columbus. It was one scary drive! No wiggle room at all. Just a cliff on one side and a rock wall carved out of the other side! There was a lot of jungle as well. It was stunningly beautiful! The road to Hana is one incredible memory!

This is Paul and I during our first week there! Yay!

You know we have decided that two weeks away is just about right. It gives Paul a chance to really relax and let down. Thank you Paul for a most memorable trip! I will never ever forget your generosity and kindness and love towards me! Here's to the next 30!


Summer said...

Looks like a fabulous time! I'm glad you and Dad got some time away from the real world, and got to truly relax. I hear we're all going in 2010. Doubt it will that relaxing.... :)

Danielle said...

What an amazing trip!! I am glad you finally made it home. :) Here we come Hawaii 2010!

Sharon said...

So fun! I am totally jealous. You two deserve it! The pictures are beautiful. You both look so happy! I can't wait to see it with my own eyes in a couple years!

natalie said...

that looks so relaxing, warm, fun, beautiful, exciting!
man am i jealous,
glad you guys had fun and can i say I'm jealous of your tans?
this Logan sun is getting me nowhere!