Category Archives: Hawaii

Floral Friday 6.22.12


Usually I post photos of flowers I have taken from the week previous.  A week ago, however, a friend inquired about all the flower photos I took while in Hawaii, and I realized I had never posted any of those. … Continue reading

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Punchbowl Crater


Punchbowl Crater, or Hawaiian National Cemetery is the last place we toured.  My husband and I had been there 13 years before to lay flowers on my maternal Grandfather’s grave.  We decided to repeat the performance with the boys this … Continue reading

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Hanauma Bay


Ok, slight departure from plan, but now with nothing more exciting than me spilling honey all over the front passengers seat of my car this morning (nasty mess it was, too) I can move on with our trip to Hanauma … Continue reading

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Polynesian Cultural Center


One of the things we wanted to do with the boys while in on Oahu was the Polynesian Cultural Center.  The Polynesian Cultural Center is 13.5 acres divided into seven villages each representing seven Polynesian Islands; Samoa, Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor


Last Monday while on Oahu, we visited Pearl Harbor.  DH and I had been thirteen years ago, and spent several hours there.  This time we did everything, and spent pretty much the whole day.  Aside from a small amount of … Continue reading

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The Art of Sunscreen


We arrived in Hawaii on Saturday around 2:30 PM Hawaiian time (or 8:30PM EST).  Tuesday was our first day of being able to sleep past 5:30AM.  By the time we adjusted to the new time zone, it would be time … Continue reading

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