Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hawaii Re-Cap

Hawaii was a breath of fresh air for Riley and I. We had an entire week to ourselves. We woke early (that's what a six hour time change will do to you) most days and simply did what we felt like doing. Some days we ran, snorkeled, visited Chinatown, worked on adoption paperwork, hiked, drove around Oahu exploring the North Shore and watching surfers, read by the pool, napped, toured Pear Harbor, feasted on fine cuisine, and relaxed! It was a time of re-connecting after back to back deployments. It was a time of dreaming about our future, our family, and reflecting on God's goodness.

Luau Night where we watched coconut tree climbers, Polynesian dancers, and feasted on roasted pig, poi, sweet potatoes, plantains, and other foods native to Hawaii
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Early morning snorkeling at the famous Hanauma Bay nature preserve

Riley looking down into the oily water aboard the USS Arizona memorial. We were surprised to see how much oil was still on the site.

This man is one of the few Dec 7, 1941 survivors still alive. He said this was his first time back to the site in 68 years.

Riley at Pearl Harbor on USS Arizona memorial



Jenny said...

Glad you all had a great time! It looks like it was beautiful there.

Ashley said...

Sounds wonderful! Glad you were able to get away. :)