Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Around the island for the last time

This is long overdue but I've been busy working on our garden. But that would need a different entry. For now, Hawaii is the main story. Caution! It's going to be a super long entry. Enjoy.

July 9, 2010 - PM

We decided to go around the island for the last time before leaving for Seattle the next day. It' was already pretty late when we left the hotel for the trip so we didn't really cover the whole island as what we've planned.

Riding a trolley - is still a wish

First stop - a lookout somewhere in Diamond Head.

Then to a public beach park in Hawaii Kai. No complaint about the weather that day. 

Various views from different angles of the park

Some goofy kids

On the way to the other side of the park

Ohh look, there're some fish over there!

This is one of my favorite trees in Hawaii. The flowers come in several colors and bloom throughout summer.

Simply breathtaking. I'm totally glad we took this one last ride. We even rented a car solely for this trip since our car has already been shipped a few days back. Great ride, awesome view.

On the way to Halona Blowhole

It's a great place to stop to take some shots - it's a few miles away from the famous Hanauma Bay, if we were to come from Waikiki (which we sadly didn't get the chance to go).

Why didn't we ever get fish this big?

You really have to be careful to go down the slope. It can get really windy and the waves are pretty strong.

We can see Sandy Beach from here

 You can see from the background how far the place stretches.

What? We're leaving already?

We left Halona Blowhole, but I really hope to go back there again in the future. This is our next stop, Sandy Beach Park. It's a super huge park, a great place for kids to run around freely. It's also a great place to fly a kite. We did that one time with our friends.

The beach in front of the park is popular with surfers.

 This is after we've passed the Makapu'U Light House. And at this point, the weather did not seem too great.

Not sure where we were. It was drizzling and getting darker and we kept driving. Sad.

But this is our last stop, the Haleiwa Beach Park.

And that's our last taste of Hawaii.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another good bye...

July 9, 2010 - AM

We met another good friend of mine, Reena and her daughter, Zaharah to say good bye to each other.

Zaharah playing on her own

 Zaharah and mommy

Awwwww, loving moment :-)

The boys with their gadgets

Hope this is not going to be the last...

Once upon a time at Keeaumoku St...

July 8, 2010

I meet my friends, Rozie and her daughter, Shafiqah and Isabella with her children, Nayrose and Melvin, for the last time before leaving Honolulu.  We had a great time together and I wish we could have hanged out more often before. Thanks for letting me put up your pictures here. I'm surely gonna miss you guys.

This is Isabella and her son, Melvin.

With her daughter, Nayrose

Rozie and Shafiqah

Melvin, concentrating on his games. Poor boy was probably so bored  hanging out with us.

The girls, otherwise, had fun with each other!

Sssllluurrrpping all the way!

Sweet girl

Gorgeous mommies :-)

Mothers and daughters

Great friends!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Favorite Store

July 7, 2010

The boys were cooped up in the hotel room for a pretty long time so we took them to their favorite store to make it up for them. The store is at Ala Moana Mall, just right next to the hotel.

The Lego Store!

I lllluuvvv the bright colors

One of the new releases

Look: Yes
Touch: Yes
Buy: No

Yes, you can take pictures in the Lego store, phew...I thought the guy would ask me to stop.