Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Aloha from Hawaii!

So, I have taken a break from blogging, but for good reason! I have been on an amazing vacation to Kona, Hawaii! My husband and I were able to take a whole week (yes, 7 full days!) to The Big Island, where we sat by the pool, relaxed, read books, had drinks, went snorkeling, got sun burned...oh, and did I mentioned rode in a helicopter!?! It was definitely a huge highlight of our trip. We got an amazing view of the volcanos, old and new lava flow, rain forest, waterfalls, and incredible valleys that cut into the sides of the island.  Here is our some of my favorite photos from our trip :)

 That is a where the lava is flowing under ground and the heat is escaping in what they call lava tubes.
Yep, that is active lava flow!
 As many know, Hawaii generates a lot of macadamia nuts, because it is so windy on the east side of the island, they plant tall trees around the macadamia nut bushes so that the wind will be blocked so not to knock of the nuts! Brilliant! 

 The waterfalls were just stunning and abundant in number. 
 Enjoying every minute!

Beautiful resort.
   Time for a luau!
They baked the pig in the ground...
and wrapped him in banana leaves.

 Here is the end result, of course along with a Blue Hawaiian cocktail!
 Hula dancers!

 Flame thrower!

 So thrilling.

 So many turtles!
And of course a glass of wine!

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