Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Winter Wonderland!!!

As I mentioned in my last post we just spent a little time in Hawaii, my new WINTER WONDERLAND.  I've decided it's a great place to go in the winter, any time of year for that matter. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the cold, but I'm sure after a day or too it will once again become second nature.  It's so hard to believe that somewhere out there people are basking in the sun and the sand. 
We spend a couple days there first. I've always enjoyed the other islands a lot more but for some reason this time I REALLY enjoyed being in Waikiki too. It was fun to see the area all done up for the holidays.

The sunsets there are GORGEOUS!

The food is great! Especially in PARADISE.

The company was great too.
We enjoyed time on our vacation with the Steven's family.
Charlie, Darlene, Kelly, David, Carrie, Shari, Kevin (Kristen & Reggie too)

The first night there we were welcomed with a Christmas light parade.
It was so much fun!

We hiked up Diamond Head and this is the view, complete with a RAINBOW.
We then went to Maui for a few days. I loved everything about it!
We stayed at the Marriott Ocean Club.  It was awesome.

This is the view from our balcony

One of the many pools

Side trip on the road to Hana.

I DID IT! and boy was it COLD!!

George did too.
Our kids would have been so proud!

Speaking of proud kids, we made Karson proud by eating at the GAZEBO (a little out of the way place located on the pool deck of some condominiums) They heard about it from a friend and tried it while on their honeymoon.  Since then our family has benefited because Karson did some research and learned how to recreate their famous Banana Mac Pancakes. Which he makes for our family often.
We ate there two mornings and both time there was a line.  Apparently at certain times of the year it wraps all around the pool.

The view there is as amazing as the food

This here is litte Reggie Freschknect.  He was such a doll and really made me miss my grandkids.
He couldn't remember "Connie" and called me "CORAL". I loved it!

Notice the little spray of water.  There was a whale out there that was entangled in heavy rope. They were trying to get it loose. It was fun to see a whale that close but I felt sad for it too.

A special thanks to Angie, Fred and their Maui family for hooking us up with a great vacation.  We loved every minute of it!


  1. Dang- another thing to make me jealous over your Hawaii trip! you tend to do that quite easily! I'm glad you two went and had fun! It was probably a well needed vacation. But next time...please take us! See you in a few days! I bet your EXCITED!!!

  2. wow I am jealous. I didn't know you had a blog, but then I saw it on Kylee's and I had to sneak a peak. Looks like you are having fun... good for you! I didn't know that you knew Darlene. She is my visiting teacher and I just love her! She is so fun. See you at the Kay Party!

  3. What a cute couple you are! Did they ever get the whale free? I guess I could ask you in person, but hey why not add a few lines to my comment right? Looks beautiful! I am glad you had a great time!

  4. How fun! I am so jealous-especially now that I am freezing at the moment! I am glad you had a great time!