Friday, April 26, 2013


     Last week my daughter, Andrea, took her daddy and me to Hawaii!!   Andrea had reservations at a Hilton Resort and invited us to join her.  Hawaii was the only state we had not visited and had thought we probably wouldn't make it....being so far and would take a lot of planning.  So when she came up with the  plan a few months ago, we decided it would be a wonderful opportunity to visit our 50th State....especially on our 50th anniversary year!!
      We had a wonderful time...saw many fantastic sites!! We first flew to Oahu and spent the night so we could we could visit Pearl Harbor the next day.
the Missouri and the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
On the Arizona...Tree of Life window and list of  men serving on ship 
     Then we flew to the Big Island, and spent the rest of our trip there on Hawaii!
View from the balcony of our room at the Hilton

Lava Lava Beach...loved it of my favorite places!!

Pu'uhonua o Honanunau-the Place of Refuge
     A National Historical Park where we learned a lot about the original peoples of Hawaii!!  An archaeological find that had been reconstructed....very neat!!!
A green sea turtle at Lava Lava Beach...we saw several of new animal passion!!!
We took tour to the Observatories on Mauna Kea...very COLD!!!  but beautiful!
Dick and Andrea did Zipline.....
....while I visited some neat historical sites and did a little shopping,
We did the traditional luau....very fun!!!

...and our last tour was to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park..daytime
.....and same volcano...Kilauea night!!!
...and we walked through a lava tube!!
     I took over 900 you can see these are just a sampling of a wonderful trip!


  1. Fabulous trip. So glad you were able to go.

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  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time! What a beautiful place!