11.04.2008 - 11.14.2008
Ten days in Hawaii!!
So we had Kevin, Jenny, and Ryan with us for this great little break in paradise. Ryan had his Bday on the 8th and I had mine on the 14th, we basically just had a blast.
Nicole's dad let us have his beach house for the time and it was amazing, right across the street from the beach and it had everything we could have needed. We started out snorkeling down at Charlie Young beach and saw a green sea turtle the very first day! This really set the pace, the next day we hit the road to Hana and had an amazing day of exploring the Maui rain forest and hitting the north end beaches. The next day we snorkeled a bit more down near Kamaole beaches, seeing two more turtles, an eagle ray, and I saw an octopus.
So for Ryan's Bday we went out in Lahaina for beers and food. Hit this really nice oyster bar, 2 dozen oysters, ahi sashimi , and octopus poki, and then desert. Wonderful! Then we hit up the pubs and got tanked!
For my Bday we hit a bar with a live reggae band, and hit the beach at like 3 am. it was sweet, just tops!
So we also hit the redwood forest and the summit of Haleakala. Both very nice little trips up the mountain. The road to the redwoods was awesome, just a crap dirt road with a big fat van, very exciting! Haleakala was cool, next time we are going to hike the caldera, but it was so cold up there. You travel though the clouds to get up to the summit, and up there its so clear.
So ya, great time in the island paradise of Hawaii!!!
P.S. More photos can be found on our flikr page (thanks to kevie and jennie!)... http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacificcrest/sets/72157609300323870/