Sunday, June 10, 2007

Hawaii ~ Chapter 2

The International Market Place in Honolulu is such a fun, festive place. Along the way there are various signs and statues. This one tells a bit about Queen Emma Kaleleonilani. The girls loved to stop at each one while we read the details and took pictures.

The girls loved hanging out in the courtyard at the hotel. There was a big Koi pond full of brightly coloured, BIG Koi fish for them to look at. I got a couple of good pictures of the girls 'posing' on the rocks in front of the pond.

This is a Banyon Tree . The roots grow down from the branches, resembling a waterfall effect. VERY HUGE and VERY cool to hang out and play under this beautiful tree! Ellie looks like a toy standing beneath just ONE branch of this enormous tree right outside of the Honolulu Zoo.
Mackie always walked ahead of us, just about everywhere we went, she was leading the way!

If you do visit Oahu, you MUST visit Waimea Falls! It's a little bit of a hike up to the falls but once you get there you're rewarded with a swim in the pond at the base of the falls! Here's Ellie, pretending to do a back-flip off the patio area near the Waimea Falls pond.


On our 1st day, we did the Circle Island driving tour. What a gorgeous circle! This was one of our 1st stops. This is Chinaman's Hat. There were very few people there that day. It was well into the 90s and the humidity was sooo bad! The girls didn't seem to mind. They ran right to the shoreline, plopped down and started playing in the sand!

I will have more pictures uploaded tomorrow.

7 comments:

Lissa Ballard said...

Gorgeous Girl~!

I'll be the girls had a blast! Almost as much as you all did!

Hugs,
Lis

MsGrace said...

Gabi looks like a fabulous vacation. I can't wait to see you tomorrow & catch up.

I am so happy to have you home again. Ray & Caleb are looking forward to seeing you too.

Big Smooches!!
Laura

Nik Just Nik said...

So jealous Gabz... wish I was there with you...

skrpndiva said...

Wow, the same places almost a year later. Thanks for the memories Gabikins!

Good to have you back! I missed ya!

Loreluca said...

GORGEOUS girls, great pix!!! Love that cascading-root tree! Looks like a Baoba to me (don't know the name in English!)
Awsome, my friend!

Brenda said...

Gabz, I bet you all had an awesome trip! So, who had more fun you or the girls?

Hugs & kisses,
Brenda

PS - I'm jealous of your fantastic trip!!

Vee said...

gorgeous pic!!!
you have been very busy :)