Thursday, June 14, 2007

Another Day in Paradise: Surfing, Sightseeing and Luau-ing

So the moms decided on Wednesday to take the plunge and experience one of the great attractions of the Hawaiian Islands ... the great sport of SURFING:

Cranmer the Cat rooted them on as they each tried their hand at different versions of the ancient art of surfing ...

... web surfing for Susan ...


... and channel surfing for Louise!


After that, it was off for another day of sightseeing around the island of Oahu, including Diamond Head Crater ...



... the beautiful Hanauma Bay nature preserve ...
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... the Halona Blow Hole along the rustic, rocky Oahu coast ...
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... and exotic flowers all along the way. (Luna wants to note here that even if she HADN'T chewed up that Hibiscus Plant our flowers at home wouldn't have looked this great so she REALLY doesn't want to revisit that past indiscretion when the moms get home ... OK???)


Then it was off to Luau Land ... an "everyone-says-yes-it's-really-touristy-but-you-should-go-anyway" event that seems to involve more Mai Tais (we detect a pattern here!) ...


... lovely scenery for photo ops ...





... and then lots of Hawaiian dancing ...

... under the palm trees as the sun set into the Pacific ...
... and the entertainment continued during a dinner of halu pig and other Hawaiian delicacies ...

... and a good time was had by all. (This photo is for our uncles Jim and Randy ... :)

The moms had a great time and actually WERE glad they went (and no, neither of them tried the "poi!") ...


ALOHA!
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1 comment:

Liz+ said...

These are great pictures! Don't worry, H&L, I'm sure your moms will be more than happy to see you when they return. In the meantime, though, they look like they're just really, really enjoying themselves --- I'm so pleased to see that! Maybe they'll figure out that bringing you two some little Hawaiian gifties is a very good idea!