We went snorkeling in Hanauma Bay.This picture came out all weird. It looks like it is sunset or dusk, but it was actually like 8 am. We considered making this our Christmas picture that year, but thought better of it. If you ever visit Oahu you must go to the Dole pineapple plantation. Get a pineapple Dole Whip and go on the pineapple express train ride. You will thank me later.
I could look at pineapples growing all day.
A year later, in 2006, we were all suffering from Hawaii withdrawal, so Brendan, Michael and I went back. We were there again over Veteran's Day weekend. This was more than 3 months after my jaw surgery and my face is still swollen. I had my dental implant surgery a few weeks before this, so that didn't help.
You see that thing that looks like Epcot Center on a ship? It's a special satellite that can sense movement from something as small as a minnow swimming in the ocean. I will probably have the FBI, CIA, Navy and Homeland Security at my front door tomorrow for posting this picture.
Gorgeous views of Honolulu. Hawaii smells like a beautiful combination of ocean and flowers. I can smell it now.
We hiked to the top of Diamond Head overlooking Waikiki. I came this close // to dying on that hike. It was the vertical staircases at the end that did it.
The view from the top was worth it though.
We went to a luau our last night there. This became our Christmas picture that year.
Now, if you'll excuse me I have to go onto Expedia.com (you just sang it, didn't you?) and check the cost of a ticket to Hawaii.