I'm Baaaaack!

Ok seriously, I want to go back to Hawaii already. Left 75-80 degree weather to come home to 50 degree weather. Goodbye shorts and tank tops, hello jeans and sweatshirts. But it was good to be sleeping in my own bed. And wow did Checkers miss me! She was rubbing and meowing and licking me like no other. And following me everywhere. I've decided that she has a bit of separation anxiety, poor kitty.

And another reason I'm glad I'm back is to catch up on my blogs. Seriously you guys, I had over 650 blog posts on my Google Reader last night and managed to get it down to 300. Next time I go on vacation I'll let you all know so you won't blog so much and leave me a ton to catch up on lol, just kidding :)

Now comes the joy of laundry and unpacking *sigh* So while I get to do that, I'll share some photos and memories of my glorious trip to O'ahu.

The house I stayed in was an old 30's plantation house and had been added on to. Old, but clean and quiet. There was even an outdoor shower surrounded by banana trees! Every day back from the beach, that's where I rinsed off my feet. There was also a mango tree, palm trees, plumeria, hibiscus, and other beautiful vegetation.

And a swing set!

And I was 2 blocks away from this glorious beach, Lanikai Beach. White sand and blue water. Went there everyday. I even snorkeled out there and saw tropical fish! And two days I saw a sea turtle.

I also went to Pearl Harbor. And met a survivor!

I went to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. And I swam with dolphins. It was amazing! I got to kiss, cradle, dorsal fin ride, and get a foot push by two dolphins. Actually, one is a wholphin, the only one in the world. Part whale and dolphin. 

I swam with them in that pool!

That's me with a dorsal fin ride! And my mom smiling in the pool too :)

And now I'm going to share a very funny picture. I can't believe I'm sharing it, but hey we share all sorts of things here anyway...but this is me getting pushed by my feet by the dolphin and wholphin.
Look at that look on my face lol. Oh it was so fun!

I also went to the Polynesian Cultural Center. I recommend that to anyone! I got to eat breafruit, taro, and poi. I got to learn about all the Polynesian cultures, see their dances (and dance too), hear their music(and we got to make music too), and see other demonstrations. It was amazing!

Oh and they also had a schoolhouse at the PCC, so of course I went in and took a picture.

I had soooo much fun and took so many pics of the vegetation. Have a great week my friends! It's good to be back :)
I hate the frizzy hair! Silly humidity :)



  1. WELCOME BACK!!! We missed you! Your vacation looks like the dream vacation. How beautiful and fun! And oh my goodness, you have the prettiest eyes ever! Keep those sunglasses off in your profile pic. Show those beauties off! :)

  2. Lol thanks Tamara :) I've missed all of you too! Guess I should change my profile pic then :)

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I am so jealous! Thank you for sharing your pictures. A girl can continue to dream, right?! LOL!
    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

  4. Lol Mrs. McKown :) I'm dreaming about going to Maui someday! I could have taken a gazillion pictures of the plants and blue waters *sigh*

  5. OhhHhh, Lanikai Beach!! I was born in Honolulu and was married there 3 1/2 years ago. Such a beautiful place. So relaxed. Thanks for sharing the pics. Brought back memories.


  6. Lol :) Yeah, some lady told me I should change it...she's a pretty smart lady! Hehe!

  7. Looks like a wonderful vacation. I hope to go there some day.

    Queen with Class

  8. Oh it was fantastic Tricia! Apparently O'ahu is sad I left because it's been nasty raining there all day and Oregon is happy I'm back because it's been sunny all day! :) Lol.

  9. So jealous! Looks like you had a great time! I could use a vacation now...hopefully soon!

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

  10. I had a wonderful time! Hopefully you can go on vacation really soon Alessia!


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