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!

This may gross you out but ARE YOU KIDDING ME!

Aloha! We are back and I will try to post some pictures in the next few days. However when we got home last night we had a wonderful night with Alli and Nic. Lots of good food and hot tubbing. Love them! But then just as they were leaving we let the dogs in. Chaska, a girl, ran over to Paul and I'm looking at my floors and there is blood drops all over the floor. Paul checks her paws. Nothing. And he checks her over as best he can. Nothing. She doesn't act like she is hurting or anything. She is sitting and so when she gets up we can see some blood. So we are thinking that she must have scraped her tail or something. WRONGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chaska is so having a period! Are you kidding me? I have never had a girl dog that wasn't fixed. I had no idea that they could have periods. I'm just so seriously grossed out! So I'm calling the vet in a few minutes to set up getting her fixed. EEEEEEWWWWWWWWW................