No...we are not "oiled up". That is SPF 30 waterproof.
If you were wondering! ha ha.
The first few days were spent relaxing on Waikiki beach! It was beautiful...and although one of the busier beaches we went too....I always love it! I love the wonderful food, great nearby shopping, and fast-paced lifestyle. Jarom is a little more laid back...but he endured it well. He went shopping EVERY NIGHT and let me barder for great deals on earrings for hours! He followed me around with a smile while I browsed the fancy little shops and pointed out all the things I wanted. I'm one lucky girl....because I know just how much he hates shopping...but he did for me anyways.
The entire trip he would say "we can do whatever you want. You're in charge today." Are you serious???? I remember SO CLEARLY why I married you Mr. Bishop. I LOVE being in charge:) and I'm VERY attracted to your selflessness.
The Weather was a Picture Perfect 85 degrees the entire week!
We are both Dark Dark Dark and I am currently being stared at by strangers wherever I go who think I spent 3 weeks straight in a tanning bed.
NOPE PEOPLE....I soaked it up HERE !!!
(Be thinking the following when viewing the above two pictures: It is December...only weeks after Thanksgiving dinner, they haven't seen the sun since August...and definitely haven't exercised once since September)
Man I got some great deals! Jarom didn't quite agree...he kept whispering to me "You just totally got ripped off!" after we'd leave the international marketplace. It was funny.
The 3rd morning was spent touring the entire island! That is always one of our favorite things to do. We hop in a car and drive the entire coastline scoping out secluded beaches that we'll have all to ourselves! We had carefully scoped out the top 4-5 must sees and it was the funnest day ever.
We spent the morning at Kailua Beach. SO SO SO beeeeaaauuutiful. It is famous for it's white sand and completley see-through turqouise water. We took a stroll on the beach and watched a few locals have their 7:00 a.m. yoga session on the sand. Whatever. I can't believe they wake up to the every morning!?!
IT was VERY ROMANTIC:)
The afternoon was spent at Turtle Bay Resort. Wow. You can see it behind me.
This beach is famous because you can often see giant Sea Turtles swimming there and relaxing on the beach. It was awesome.
FAMOUS SUNSET BEACH: NORTH SHORE.
Everyone's heard of Sunset Beach!!! The waves are insane. The North Shore is known for it's huge WINTER WAVES and we were excited to spend an afteroon playing in them in December! The Pipeline Masters for surfing were going on...and surfers were everywhere! Orange flags were posted every 2 feet in the sand warning people to avoid swimming or entering the water.
What did we do? We jumped right in of course. Jarom led me out about 15-20 feet and just told me "when the wave comes jump up above it". Simple enough I thought. Wrong.
The wave came....I jumped...went under....felt myself flipping several times...felt my body slam against the ocean floor....and came up 5 minutes later.
YES-I pouted for like 20 minutes....(and lost my sunglasses) I was ticked off....and because of my non-risk-taking kind of a personality...was not very happy that I about drowned and left my child motherless. That wave through me around like a ragdoll!
HINT: BELIEVE the signs and giant Orange Flags.
I spent the rest of the afternoon videoing Jarom be thrown around from a DISTANCE!
Unlike me....HE thought it was just wonderful.
Home of the pineapple ice-cream (one of our favorites)...fresh cut pinapple...and (my personal favorite) Chocolate Covered Pineapple. Holy Crap!
Jarom enjoying the best ice-cream on earth!
My..."if you haven't been here....and haven't tried this....your nuts!" FACE.
Jarom even agreed that they could not AND have not every replicated it here.
Sad sad sad.
Sunday was my Hubby's Birthday! He was actually born on Pearl Harbor...so it was neat to be in Hawaii on that day!
We spent the morning at Waimea Bay. Our favorite beach for sure!!! We napped on the beach....got thrown around my a few huge waves....and went out for a night on the town!
We headed straight to our favorite...thankfully located right on the beach "The Cheesecake Factory!" He's 29....aaggghhh! I hate that he's almost 30. That feels old.
Happy Birthday Sweetheart....I hope you had a memorable one!
I will remember that day forever...it was a perfect.
It was odd to see christmas trees, wreaths and hear "Winter Wonderland' playing as you browsed the shops in swimwear and flip-flops. It definitely didn't feel like Winter OR Christmas!!! BUT....the trees were gorgeous. The entire city was lit-up with twinkle lights.
I loved it.
HANAUMA BAY: Snorkeling Central :)
One of our top three things to do in Hawaii hands down!
Look at that....seriously.
Why did we have to come home?
We are becoming quite the snorkelers...I must say!
It was the funnest day ever. Do I keep saying that??? It was.
The best part of the day was when we were snorkeling along holding hands....and I felt Jarom's hand rip away from mine and watched him dart into the opposite direction as fast as possible.
What in the?????? Yep---he left me.
HE SAW AN EEL. Those who know Jarom...know his intense hatred for MOST animals. He is terrified of dogs....hates cats more than anything...and snakes are just digusting. I guess eels aren't on his top 5 favorite list either....because he left me to get attacked by it. He was totally freaked out. Ha ha ha. Oh yah...he is terrified of bats.
That just cracks me up!
We then headed to the Polynesian Cultural Center for the Famous "Horizens" show and a big Luau'.
We visited the 7 villages....and ate the best food ever...followed by another "pinapple binge". Our mouths were permanently sore from all the pineapple...but it couldn't stop us. WE LOVE IT.
Did I mention we were greeted upon arrival with fresh flower leis!
Yep...we were. Awesome.
My favorite part of this night was at dinner. We happened to be seated at a table with an older couple from L.A. There were several pitchers of drinks to choose from lining the center of our table. We all took turns sampling the fresh papaya juice....and passion fruit punch, etc. The older lady took a sip of a "yellow" drink and exclaimed right to Jarom..."DO NOT TRY THAT ONE...it is sick. It tastes like some wierd fizzy gatorade." Jarom believed her and continued our evening like usual. About an hour later he asked the waiter if they had Mt. Dew...because he can't seem to live without it?!? She pointed to the completley full pitcher or "nasty yellow fizzy gatorade" sitting directly in front of him and said...."there it is...help yourself!"
I thought he was going to die! Mt. Dew.....that had been untouched all night....how can that happen? Thank you old lady from L.A. I am convinced my husband is going to die from that stuff!