Mar 1, 2009

THE LAST ALOHA




I can't believe that our week is over in Hawaii and we are home. I am glad I am no longer sitting on an airplane, I've had enough of that for a while. It is good to be home. We came home to a cold pouring rain and are expecting snow tonight. 

 We chose to spend our last day climbing Diamond Head Crater, the inactive volcano on Oahu. We did not plan to do this until the last minute. We all would have had better walking shoes on if we would have known we were going on a major hike!

 #2 jokingly complained the entire time that she was ruining her cute shoes! 

This is at the bottom looking up. Look at the the paths we took!





I don't want to know how many steps we climbed!




THE VIEW WAS AMAZING!





After a easier hike down the mountain, we headed back to the hotel for quick showers and then we had to go to the airport. Our flight left Oahu as the sun was setting and landed in Dallas just before sunrise. I tried to sleep and got a few catnaps in. I wish I had a picture of #2 and #3 sleeping. They were sleeping on top of each other and looked like hamsters! (How do I turn this underline off?) 

4 comments:

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time despite the weather not being the greatest. What a shock to come home to the cold and snow! I'm sure Hawaii was beautiful! I have never been there. Your hike looked amazing. What a great view. Glad you all are home safely. Love & blessings from NC!

Preppy 101 said...

What a gorgeous view. Glad you are home safe and sound! Sorry about the weather shock ;-)

Frau said...

Glad you made it home safeand sound. Looks like you had a wonderful time, pictures are amazing. Not a hiker but it looked fun, worth it for that view. Enjoy the laundry duty now!

Joyce said...

Hi Lisa-Thanks for visiting my blog. I just read through yours. So sorry about your pup. We have a dog and I do understand.

Your Hawaii trip looks like a great time. I was born in Oahu-my dad was stationed there with the Marine Corps.

Enjoy having your daughter home. No matter how far away they are they are still away! It's a great feeling to have everyone all together. I love having mine here and it only takes a few minutes for me to remember what the bathrooms look like when they're home : ) What sorority is your daughter in? Mine are both ADPis at Furman.

Have a great day...we live with a lot of jet lag so don't feel guilty for resting and catching up. My theory is that it takes one day for every hour of time change you experienced. We're 5 hours ahead of the East Coast so when we fly back to the UK from the states it takes me 5 days to feel completely back to my old self (as opposed to just feeling old!). Cheers...Joyce