Monday, January 21, 2013

Unfortunately, "aloha" also means goodbye!

Roberta and I at Kauai's Waimea Canyon at the end of an hour-long climb. It is known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," and it is spectacular!

A sea turtle at Poipu Beach in Kauai. A week later, we saw several of his relatives while snorkeling off the Maui coast.

That's me enjoying my all-yellow breakfast: Maui Gold pineapple, scrambled eggs, peach yogurt, orange juice, corn muffins, butter and a banana. Wait ... did I say yellow? I meant to say "gold," as in Marquette gold and blue!

Taking a break after diving into Queen's Bath on the north coast of Kauai.

Katie and Ben at a waterfall after hiking through a bamboo forest off the road to Hana.

The happy family on our last day in Hawaii. We got through the week and still seem to like each other!!

Ben and I at a wildlife preserve on Maui.

Roberta and I at the same wildlife preserve.

Roberta snapped this pic of a humpback whale's tail during our snorkel trip off the coast of Maui. Two male whales were battling for the affections of a lady. It was more than just a little cool.

The only thing bad about the vacation: It had to end!


  1. Wow, gorgeous photos! Beats Illinois in the grey dreariness of remember that, right? :)

    My one "visit" to Hawaii was an airplane switch on my way to Okinawa back in the early '70s. It was night, so no scenery to see, and all I remember was that the air smelled of over-ripe pineapples. Ha.

    Too many of us do not take the time to go on a real vacation so it's fabulous that you four were able to enjoy the time together - wherever it was! ~Belle

  2. lots happened while you were gone but after seeing the important could all those things be...glad you had a good long and oh well never mind...