FUN IN HAWAII
I had the opportunity to take a trip recently and I chose Hawaii. My plan is to change jobs by the end of this year, if possible, and I wanted to use up my vacation days. With my current job I have a lot of flexibility when I go and how long I can be gone and so I said "What the heck!" and bought a ticket to Oahu where my brother and his wife live. Actually 2 tickets - my son went with me. We had a very lovely time. Here are some pictures:
We stopped at a scenic beach/picnic area. There were always clouds in the mountains. This was the view in one directions...
And this was the view in the other. The island is called Chinaman's Hat.
A Portuguese Man of War was laying on this beach. I thought it was sooo cool until later in the day one stung me. It turned red and blistered up but barely stung. I think it was my initiation onto the island! Cool!
Beautiful color of the water and I love watching the waves crash on the lava.
Little did I know that my brother lived by a famous landmark. Gillian's Island! Also known as Coconut Island.
We did a lot of snorkeling and I was lucky enough to see a sea turtle or Honi as they call them there. We also toured the USS Missouri Battleship, the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Bowfin Submarine at Pearl Harbor. Took a stroll in Waikiki and visited the Bishop Museum.
An then there was gift buying...
Shirts for my grandson's. I didn't want anything too flowery!
Sarongs and flowers for their hair for the granddaughters.
For me: an over the shoulder tote bag
and a beautiful purple dress.
We had a great time and both got sunburned.
Three of our granddaughters came to visit over this past weekend and we made a trip to the Renaissance Festival. I made a dress for the youngest. She was a lovely Princess in her sparkly beige dress with pink under sleeves and pink ribbon.
Later that day we made jewelry with the shells and coral I brought back.
I wanted to thank my brother and his wife for putting up with us for the week, so I made them this green and beige rug for their house. The colors fit right in.
I have been doing a little sewing and will show my projects in my next post.
Mahalo (Thank You)
Thanks for visiting,