Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
This was our last full day in Paradise and we definitely made the most of it. Just off the road to Hana we stopped to do a short hike to the Twin Falls. Only one of the falls was running due to lack of rain, but it was BEAUTIFUL!!
Rich fulfilled his dream to swim under a waterfall in a pool of gorgeous water! Hunter was right there with him. The water was cold, but I got in there too.
That afternoon was spent on yet another fantastic beach- Big Beach- which is one of the top beaches in the world. The waves were crazy and we took advantage with our boogie boards!
Bree got in on the action, too. It was a great way to spend our last day on the island. "Mahalo" Mom and Wayne, for all the money & time you spent to make our trip really special!!!!!
Posted by Jill at 10:53 AM
Friday, June 17, 2011
We traveled WAY up high, even above the clouds,to the top of the volcano Haleakala. It was a little hard to breathe and I felt a little dizzy considering we're used to living at almost sea level!
Of course, we had to take some crazy pictures of our family looking like we are jumping off the edge of the world. It was beautiful up there!
Our afternoon was spent at another beach where there were dozens of people surfing, windsurfing, and kite surfing. It was super windy so we were being sand blasted on the beach, but it was worth it watching them doing all their cool tricks.
Then, we had an evening to take advantage of Bree, my personal stylist, to color my hair and my mom's. Don't we look GREAT!!
Posted by Jill at 12:19 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2011
On this day, we started out by driving to Wailea and dropping the kids off at the beach. All of the adults (me, Rich, my mom, Wayne and Barbara) went into the Grand Wailea Resort Spa for some royal treatment! This place was incredible!! The pic above is at the resort, but we don't have any pictures of the spa itself. We spent time in these baths with different waters for your skin, spent time in these massage showers, jacuzzis and had our skin scrubbed with some other special stuff. Then we all had massages- it was heavenly :)
We met up with the kids on the beach afterward.
This is how Hunter started the day. . . . . . .
. . . . . this is how he ended it! OUCH!!!
Posted by Jill at 10:09 AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I know it's taking me forever to blog about this trip, but life has been a little busy lately. (Those details to come in a later blog!) Anyway, this day we got up and went to this cool mall in Kahului to see some Hawaiian dancers. They put on this cute little show and then we wandered around and shopped a little.
Then we went to the upcountry to see the beautiful views. It's crazy how much cooler it is up there! Bree and I are at the Kula Lodge throwing pennies into a pond for good luck :)
Then it was off to the Lavender Farm to see more beautiful views and scenery and sample their Lavender Lemonade. I thought it tasted pretty weird. Later that night, we went back to the mall to see the movie "Soul Surfer" which we thought was an appropriate movie to see while in Hawaii. Except that it made us a little nervous to go back out into the water! (not really)
Posted by Jill at 5:01 PM