Are you Hawaii'ed out yet? I promise, after this post we'll go back to real life. I finally got all the pictures uploaded even though we've been back for a couple of weeks! Here are some of our favorites. If you really want to see all million of them, the rest of the photos are here.
The Big Island
Mokuaikaua Church (pron. moe-kooay-kow-a) - the first Christian church in the Hawaiian islands built in 1820.
The Kilauea crater from a helicopter. An earthquake on Father's Day 2007 caused the crater to become more active which resulted in a complete reversal in the direction the lava flows from the volcanic vents. When Jon and I were here for our honeymoon in 2005, lava was flowing toward and into the ocean. This time, the area leading up to the ocean shelf was completely cooled and lava was flowing away from the ocean.
Flowing lava from Kilauea.
Torch Ginger flower in a rainforest near Hilo.
Suppose you want to see a picture of us?
Our private lanai (patio).
Coconut creme brulee anyone?
Check back in a day or so and I'll have a photo from our trip to the USS Arizona Memorial up here.
Awesome view of Waikiki Beach from our hotel room on the 31st floor. Can you tell Jon is not that excited about chilling on this lanai?
The jumping rock at Waimea Bay on the North Shore.
Us at the bronze statue commemorating Duke Kahanamoku on Waikiki Beach.
Surfboards for rent on Waikiki Beach.