Tuesday, May 10, 2016

R and R

DH and I managed to slip away for a week of R and R to one of our very favorite places - Hawaii.  It was great to completely unwind and enjoy the beauty that was all around us.

There were gorgeous sunrises.....



lots of sunny days at the beach.......




and yummy drinks as we enjoyed the sunsets.


Having lived on Oahu for a couple of years, we always enjoy returning to it and staying on the North Shore.   We did, however, venture out to visit our old stomping grounds.  We originally lived in an apartment on Makaha Beach.


From there we moved to a house up in Makakilo.  The house has been added onto since we lived there and the trees have all grown up.  When we lived there we had a view of the coastline from Diamond head all the way up the coast towards Makaha.  It was 45 years ago tomorrow that we drove from there to Tripler Hospital to deliver our second son.

Imagine the view before the trees grew.  

We hiked up to Wiamea Falls and took in all of the magnificent foliage along the route.








Coffee beans


This is called a Cannonball tree.  Loved it!

Of course we enjoyed the shaved ice and the well known food trucks...... highly recommended.



We went snorkeling and enjoyed rainbows every day.




Everything was so relaxing - even the stop signs.  Do you think if we changed ours from red that we would have less stress??????




29 comments:

Kim said...

What a lovely time away and fun trip down memory lane as well. So beautiful there! You have a good point about the color of the stop sign.

sewyouquilt2 said...

what a beautiful place. thanks for the tour

OPQuilt said...

I love that blue stop sign! Yes!! We need those around our town, for sure. Your trip looks idyllic, relaxing and I can just imagine the stress falling off as you sat on the beach. Glad you had a great trip, and happy birthday to your son!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Mary......looks like the perfect relaxation. I would so love that right about now. Things are so busy her right now, my time to get yard work going and my shop is now open for the summer...plus my quilt orders. But, I do enjoy that too! One of these days, though.....lol

Ramona said...

Hawaii is one of our favorite places, too. My brother lived there for 5 years and we HAD to go visit! We've been several times since. Beautiful pictures. Glad you had some R&R!!

Maria said...

What beautiful place to have a weeks RnR.... Thanks for sharing the lovely pics.
The blue stop sign looks great.

Denise :) said...

Sandy toes are the best! It looks like y'all experienced some really lovely scenery -- and what beautiful flora! Love the blue stop sign!! :)

Jeanna said...

Looks wonderful! I'm happy you got to slip away and reminisce a bit. Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos.

KimM said...

Looks like a grand time. The beach and pictures make me yearn for warm weather. Glad you could enjoy yourselves.
xxx

Teresa in Music City said...

I'm so stinking jealous!!! I've always wanted to visit Hawaii - DH and I are definitely planning a trip there before too much longer. I'm so glad you had such a lovely, relaxing time. The flowers are so gorgeous - they must be breathtaking in person!!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Such gorgeous pictures. What a wonderful week.

Wacky Woman said...

Sounds like a divine trip. My daughter's fourth child was born at Tripler.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Thank you for sharing photos from your trip. It sure looks and sounds like you two had a wonderful time.

JJ said...

That looks like so much fun.

Rhonda said...

Looks so warm & cozy. I'd never want to leave!!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a fun visit to such a beautiful place! That is so neat that you used to live there and I bet you enjoyed seeing your old house too.

barbara woods said...

Love your pictures

Lara B. said...

What a fabulously perfect vacation. A walk down memory lane and making many new ones to treasure too. Mary I'm so glad that you had such a great time!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I had no idea you lived there. Beautiful photos, Mary! I specially liked the foliage ones. Thanks for sharing them!

-Soma

Quilting Babcia said...

So happy for you to have had this special time. Your photos are gorgeous and everything looks so lush and beautiful. Someday I'd love to visit there.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely photos. The flowers are gorgeous.

Barb said...

You brought back so many memories. I too lived in Makakilo and delivered 2 sons at Trippler. Wonderful pictures, thanks so much for the memories.

quiltmania said...

Beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing with us!

Createology said...

Looks like you had a wonderful visit to Hawaii. Always so nice to get some R & R.

Carol S. said...

What a beautiful place to spend some R & R! Gorgeous photos!

Belinda said...

What a lucky girl you are!! I know it was fabulous!

krislovesfabric said...

Wow! Looks like a beautiful trip, thanks for sharing all those gorgeous photos!

Victoria said...

Por favor que vistas tán hermosas..Sería un lujo poder visitar

Gracias por compartir
Con cariño Victoria

Barbara said...

How wonderful. I do like the blue sign but I guess the red is meant to stimulate us into obeying.