Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hawaiian Vacation - Day 2

Day 2 in Hawaii was overcast. It was still warm but the sun wasn't out so we thought it was a good day to hop onto a bus and hike up Diamond Head Crater.
Diamond Head Crater used to be a volcano that is now dormant and was once used as Hawaii's first military reservation. Now people hike up Diamond Head to enjoy the beautiful views of Waikiki and the Ocean.
I think this lighthouse was in the movie 50 first dates. Hehe
The bunker we had to crawl out of at the top.

Our view from the top

When our hike was over we hopped back onto the bus and made our way to Hanauma Bay for some snorkelling.
Hanauma Bay is a nature preserve because of all the different marine life living in the bay off of the coral. We had to watch a video about the importance of leaving the fish alone and not to step on the coral.
I was super excited to come here because I wanted to see a huge sea turtle really bad.

And of course we took pictures of us and the fish in the water.

The aquarium fish from finding nemo!

As you can see we didn't see a turtle...We were told they're not out as often during this time of I was a bit disappointed but it was still super amazing to see all the fish that we did. And it was crazy how close you could get and they wouldn't even care. Hanauma Bay was probably one of my favorite parts of the trip.

Stay tuned for Day 3.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hawaiian Vacation - Day 1

We arrived in Oahu at 10 pm.  And once we stepped out of the plane we could feel the humidity (yes even at 10 at night).  It felt awesome to leave the cold rainy Vancouver weather behind. 

Next we hopped onto a shuttle which dropped us off at our hotel.  The streets were busy even at midnight.  But we were so tired that we stayed in for the night. 
The next day we got up super early.  Maybe because we turned in early the night before but also because Hawaii is 3 hours behind and we were jetlagged. 

This is the view from our hotel room.

We got dressed and had a quick bite to eat for breakfast and set off to explore.
Our first stop was the beach.  We were actually lucky that we got there early because the beach was practically empty, which wasn't the case once time passed.


Checking out the water...

Experimenting with taking pictures in the water..

We actually got some pictures of fish!

We took a break at from the beach and had some lunch, changed and explored the area more.

This statue was right by our hotel. She was once a Princess of Hawaii.  There were lei flowers on her everyday.

While we were walking we started to hear load Hawaiian music, then we saw a big crowd. So we went to see what was going on...Hawaiian dancers! in the middle of the city..AWESOME!

Our first day was full of exploring and beaching...although I love the winter season...i sure do miss Hawaii :(
Stay tuned for the rest of our stay in Hawaii.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I've been ignoring my blog lately, so to make it up for it I'll do a day by day blog about our recent anniversary trip to Hawaii.  Which I will say was fantastic!  Beaching, exploring, sun, water...what more could we ask for. 

However, this first blog post will not be about Hawaii but about our actual anniversary.  We had an evening flight to Hawaii.  So we got up and finished our last minute packing.  Left a set of keys with our friend and drove to my parents' place with all our luggage.

When we got there we found this on the kitchen table.


Yup! The top of our wedding cake.  My mom took it out of the deep freezer and had it defrosting for our one year cake cutting.  How sweet is my mom? She's the sweetest! (But I also think she did it in part because she didn't want that cake taking up room in her freezer anymore) LOL

Here's some pics of us cutting into our cake.

Too be didn't taste too good anymore.  It was dry..really dry! I'm glad we did it.