December 22, 2013

Back in the Land of Aloha

After more than a year of being away we are back in the land of ALOHA! Leaving Washington, D.C. and then Salt Lake City, we went from some really cold weather to the balmy warmth of the Hawaiian Islands.

It is amazing when you return to the islands what aspects of being here sick out. The first one I noticed was the lingering smell of flowers in the airport because people were wearing leis. Then it is the fresh feel of salt in the air and on the light trade wind. The drive towards the North Shore is always breathtaking. The lush green mountains, capped with long white clouds, meet the blue green of the ocean.

Waiting on the curb for our ride...

late night games with the fam

Lady Hiva and Lucky with Grandma and Grandpa

Tau'aho and Grandma Felila

I had to fight the urge to stop and take a photo every five minutes. Total tourist.

Some of our first stops were just to see Hukilau beach, then to introduce Tau’aho to his sibling’s at the Laie Cemetery.

It feels great to be back and we have a whole list of places we plan to see while we are here…don’t worry, we will take photos so you feel like you are her with us too!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Merry Christmas Dustin, Hiva and Lucky. God bless.-- ochie