Hawaii Happenings – Part Uno

Aloha!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The Anderles’ and Bayles’ have returned from a hard week of doing touristy things, getting tan, and eating fresh pineapple in the Hawaiian islands. To avoid becoming a part of the Guiness Book by composing the longest post ever, I’m going to break this up into chunks. Because between the 5 hour time difference, unpacking, laundry, and sorting through everything, we are a bit tired. I know. Stop feeling sorry for us now.

To sum it all up…awesome!!!!!! We had a blast. I think everyone needs to see Hawaii at least once. We only went to Oahu and Maui but I would love to go see the rest. They are all so different. One minute you’re in the desert, the next you’re in a rainforest. Crazy, right? And it blows my mind when I think about how much stuff they have to import! No wonder the prices of everything are outrageous. We did however dine on some of Hawaii’s finest cuisine, including Wendy’s, McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks, Hard Rock, Bubba Gumps (you can see our food selection gradually improved over the week), and a wonderful restaurant on Maui called Longhi’s. More info than you wanted to know I guess. You just want pictures. And pictures you’ll get!

We’ll start with Oahu. Due to a nearly 4 hour flight delay out of Houston, the kickoff to our trip was slighly postponed (BOO Continental and bad weather). We somehow managed to pack everything into our one full day in Oahu by tackling Pearl Harbor, climbing Diamond Head, walking on Wakiki beach, and visiting the Dole Plantation! Makes me tired just thinking about it. We’ll have to save the swimsuit pictures for part two of the Hawaii post. Sorry guys.

Seth and I in front of our resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Coincidentally, this is where Forgetting Sarah Marshall was filmed AND for all you Lost fans out there…their film site was apparently right down the beach!

Me and Paula on Wakiki beach. The wind did great things for our hair.

Enjoying pineapple ice cream at the Dole Plantation! If anything, this ice cream alone was worth the trip! :)

Of course we couldn’t resist.

Lookin’ good, I know.

After a hard afternoon of pineapple eating.

Slightly out of order….Seth climbing through a pill box on Diamond Head. They used these during WWII.

Good thing I picked a pretty outfit to hike in. Ooops. We were a bit sweaty. And you see the neckline on my shirt? I went sans spf that day because I thought “please, we’re not at the beach…sunscreen is not necessary today”. I had a LOVELY sunburn on my front and back in the shape of this shirt neckline which has now started to peel all over.

Seth & Ben obviously did not need shirts for such a hike.

Couldn’t resist.

Meet Ginger! (dubbed Gingah). She was our fab jeep for the 2 nights we spent on Oahu. So how many Aggies does it take to take the top off the jeep?

Memorial for the USS Arizona

One thing I love about Hawaii – the names of their roads. I mean, why WOULDN’T you name a highway this? Another favorite was the “Wiki Wiki bus”
Uh, pre-climb. Yes, these are out of order. I am not moving them around now though.

Babes

I think this was a torpedo used during the Pearl Harbor attack.

Yes, Seth the history nut was all about the snazzy headphones provided at Pearl Harbor. The boys filled us in on any and all historical details.

More pictures from Pearl Harbor
Honoring those who gave their lives for our country

Look at McDonalds…just making itself right at home in Hawaii!

The view from our hotel balcony. No joke. How gorgeous is this???
Hanging out on the beach
Paula & Ben on a jetty by our hotel
It was so weird – we saw Hee-man!

Well there you have it! And that’s just days one and two! Maui post coming tomorrow perhaps…

5 thoughts on “Hawaii Happenings – Part Uno

  1. Yea! I am glad ya’ll had a great time! I did all those things you did while in Honolulu…I ate so much pineapple that my tongue hurt :) I can’t wait to see more pics & hear all about it.

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