Thursday, November 15, 2012

Throwback Thursday (Hawaii)

Hey guys!  Hope your weeks are going well out there wherever you are.
(Where are you, btw?  Lemme know if you comment!)

Welcome to another installment of Throwback Thursday :-)  
I did a guest/sponsor post recently (for Mish!) about our trip to Hawaii (and my unfortunate accident there).  I loved going through those pictures so much, I decided to put together a Throwback Thursday about it.  We visited Hawaii just a few years ago, 
but it was before I was blogging and I have a lot of pics to share!

We first went to the Big Island of Hawaii for 3 days, where my aunt lives. 

This is her coffee shop, which is attached to her restaurant,
where we ate delicious food for every meal. 



And we drove through and around lots of growing coffee.


 We drove all over the island in the time we were there.

While on Hawaii, we spent a day in Kona, drove to the volcano, and ate like kings!


Interesting fruits at the farmers market that my aunt hosts on the weekends. 


We saw this house being taken back by the jungle.


We went to the southern most point in the United States.


We drank out of coconuts.


We went to the Hawaiian Royal Palace.


Us on the sea wall behind palace.


Our last morning on Hawaii.....


Then we hopped over to Maui and spent 3 more days.  
 Maui from the sky...


 Upon settling into our rental car and heading toward the hotel, we saw a double rainbow. (Couldn't get a good pics of it though.)

These were some of the views from our hotel...


Ready to go on the volcano bike ride. 
(Nice cheeks.  Thanks helmets.)


We chased some cows. 
(Actually, he was just walking out into the grass so I could get a better picture, 
but I snapped this one at the right time!)


I crashed on the bike and had to spend the last 2 days crutching and wheelchair-ing around. 

In my wheelchair at the luau!


It was so much fun! 
Good food, good drinks, good entertainment, good table mates. :-)


We made some new friends at the luau. 
It wasn't so bad on my knee, what with the unlimited tropical drinks!  


Our last breakfast before coming home. 


Oh, and uh...this is what happened when I got home. 
Yep.  The volcano got me good.



Have you visited Hawaii?  What island?  
I.can.not.wait.to.go.back!! 

5 comments:

Betsy said...

The trip looked fabulous till your accident! Been really enjoying your blog so I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please follow this link to my blog to fulfil the rest of the nomination requirments. Happy Holidays!

http://museumfanatic.blogspot.com/2012/11/liebster-nomination.html

Betsy

Janna Renee said...

Rurroh! That looked quite painful! I have a feeling the rest of the trip was well worth it;)

Tiffany Cutcliff said...

This makes me want a vacation!

I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! You can see it on my blog at http://thedwellingtree.blogspot.com/. Hope you have a great week!

Setarra said...

Hey Cynthia! Just saw your comment on Mish's blog about crutches and then came over here to be re-routed back to her blog to read your story about your trip and knee incident!(phew that was a mouthful haha)

Good for you for still trekking through and having a good time regardless of being injured! You must a have a good tolerance of pain! Can't wait to read more of your blog :) xo

Aspiring Kennedy said...

Not what you expect to happen on a dream Hawaiian vacation, but glad you were able to make the most of it. I would have just rolled up to the beach and parked myself in the sand and enjoyed the remaining days. You can't beat those views :)