Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Utah trip



In October we took a road trip to Utah so we could see Oscar's brother, William, get married. Oscar's mom decorated this lovely wedding cake.



Oscar helped decorate the car. He obviously didn't get his mom's talents. :)



Here's me with mom and dad at the wedding luncheon.



And we also took a few shots of Oscar and me in the Hunt backyard. We're so cute!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Oahu day 2



Oscar and I began our 2nd day with another hike - this one to the Makapu lighthouse.











We wanted to snorkel at Hanauma bay, but we didn't have a ton of time and the parking lot was full. So we just took this picture.



Here's a beautiful Oahu view from the highway.



CJ then took us out for lunch and we spent the rest of the day with her. First she took us to the Pali lookout. I'd been there twice already (though Oscar never had been there even on our last visit 2 years earlier), but CJ also took us down the original Pali highway where there are additional beautiful views of the city.







And we finished up our sightseeing at Punchbowl National Cemetery and Tantalus. What a fantastic trip! We're looking forward to cruising again someday.





Final port of call - Oahu



Our cruise ended in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. We got to see a lovely sunrise as the ship reached its dock.






Our first stop was to my mom's friend, CJ's, house. Our rental car service didn't offer transportation to the pick up area since it was Sunday, so fortunately, she gave us a ride. She lives right in the heart of downtown Honolulu (the same building where my sister lived when I visited her in 2000), and she has a great view from her apartment.



We also stopped at Iolani palace on our way to her house.



Oscar and I decided to do the 5 mile AIEA loop trail. It offered beautiful views along the way, but the hike was a bit slippery.







After our exhausting hike we went up to the Dole pineapple factory. We did the hedge maze, toured the gardens, and ate the famous Dole whip.











We couldn't believe how monstrously big this breadfruit was.



Next we went up to Waimea on North Shore. We stopped at the national park.



And then we finished up our day at Waimea Beach. The waves were great!





Oscar caught this picture of me about to be pummeled by this wave.



And I was! That wave was not fun. I thought I'd drown for a few seconds.



Fortunately we finished our swim just before a beautiful sunset.