Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Something to Look Forward To

My brother in-law Patrick is getting married in a few weeks.  He and Whitney are headed to Hawaii for their honeymoon, which got me thinking about a trip I took to Hawaii for Christmas in 2004 with my mom and sister.  Thought I'd share some photos from our trip to help build the excitement!  Can't wait for the wedding, and for the photos that Pat and Whitney take from Hawaii.
A rainbow on a beautiful day thanks to a blowhole on Maui

Another shot of the blowhole, this was out first day in Hawaii (I think).  We got in the car and drove down the highway along the ocean and saw this blowhole from the road, so we parked the car and walked down to check it out.  If I'm honest, we kind of thought it was a whale at first because we really couldn't see exactly where it was coming from.

From the top of the coast, before we hiked down to the blowhole

The Blowhole in between waves

The waves rolling in

The water going back into the ocean

These next few are from the top of Haleakala, it's an active volcano.  For a small fee a tour company will drive you to top.  They'll pick you up at your hotel at 3am, you get to the summit a little before dawn and then you get to watch the sun rise over the pacific ocean from the top of a 10,000 ft peak.

Above the clouds
Another sunrise

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From the Hana highway, a waterfall in the distance in a rain forest
This was a botanical garden, they actually filmed the opening scene to Jurassic Park right here.
Another rainforest waterfall
Very green
Lava Beach
I couldn't resist getting in, the water was pretty chilly in the rainforest

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