Thursday, September 9, 2010

North Shore Vacation

**warning: picture overload**

Owen and I finally took our trip to Hawaii for a week. It was something we always wanted to do together so we were stoked when we finally got to go! We were able to stay with some of Owen's family friends, the Gibsons, on the North Shore. We went to the beach, ate lots of food and went to the beach some more. It was so fun to see all of the places Owen always talked about since he lived there with his fam. We got to see the homes he lived in, his old high school and his favorite beaches. And I finally got to meet his friends that lived there too. We loved it! Hopefully one day we can find an excuse to live there...

Hanging out at Waimea Bay (my favorite beach)

Laie Temple
We happened to go while the temple was being renovated so we weren't able to go in. Bummer. But hopefully next time!

Driving up the coast to Waikiki Beach

Shopping at Waikiki

Sea Turtles! Loved them...they were HUGE!

Beach Time

Yummm...Giovanni's Shrimp Shack

I could've eaten these yummy guys all day long

Waves at Pounders
...and that's Owen jumping into the cute

On the 31st was Owen's birthday. We spent the day on the beach, of course. We hung out at Turtle Bay for a while and cruised around. Owen got a tad bit sun burnt surfing the day before so we couldn't spend too much time in the sun this day. Kinda sad...but still a good day

We came home to this lovely birthday cake. Thanks again Gibsons!

We ended his birthday eating our Taco Bell dinner on The Pointe watching the waves and listening to the radio. And other stuff. It was a good night.

Matsumoto Shave Ice. Yummm

The view from the Gibson's back porch

So that is our Hawaii vacation...LOVED IT. Thanks again love for taking me there. We can't wait to go back!
My only complaint: The water was COLD! That or either I'm a wuss. I've always imagined warm tropical waters...but not so much when we were there. AND next time I will bring a good camera so I don't only have my Iphone to take pictures.

The day we got back from Hawaii we left for the beach again. This time, we headed to Rocky Point, Mexico with my family. We stayed at the Sonoran Sun Resort. It was a great way to end our vacation week!

We had a combined birthday party for Owen and I since our birthday are 4 days apart

And I got a Little Mermaid pinata

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