We took a pretty awesome trip to Hawaii in March, to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. I'm not sure why it took us so many years to get to Hawaii, of all the places we've traveled to in the world, but the experience was very memorable for all of us. Bodie asks daily if we can go back to the pirate ship pool, while Lily often recreates the luau in her grass skirt.
Exposure to a new culture and a variety of new words like Mahalo, Ohanu, Aloha and whale breaching were amazing, as were the beautiful sunsets and time with family. Not sure what we would have done without Lily's waterproof Neptune processors. We were in the pool, ocean or the rain everyday.
We're currently searching for a yellow hardy hibiscus, Hawaii's state flower, and now understand the theme of Trader Joe's much better. Need to find an excuse to get back to the other islands, or maybe just revisit Maui and Honolulu.
We took hundreds of pictures and are currently working to get the photos down to a manageable number. Just posting a few here to capture the Aloha spirit, to thank my parents for a wonderful trip and to preserve an amazing experience.