We usually just stay on the North Shore and hit up our favorite beaches: Lanikea, Waimea, or Chun's Reef. And the same restaurants: Pizza Bob's, Scoops of Paradise (aka Flavormania), Waialua Bakery. Although we do try to mix it up and do new things every time. Like this time we went to a few new beaches, toured a chocolate factory and went on a new hike.
Some of my favorite memories are: swimming with Dolphins, swimming with Sharks, volleyball at Waimea Bay, my time at BYU-Hawaii, Pizza Bob's Haleiwa Veggie Salad, snorkeling with Tanner for the first time, watching the surf competitions, and playing in the huge winter waves at Waimea Bay.
I love the beach and the sun; I could lay in it for hours! I love the perfect temperature and the beautiful waves. Ah, Hawaii, it is dear to my heart.
Here are some pictures from our most recent trip and a few others:
Perfect lighting from a Sunset
The giant Avocado Bacon Burger from Kua'Aina Burgers
I swam 1.2 miles in Waimea Bay. It was fun, but hard. All the other swimmers were Hawaiian pros. The first girl came in at 24 mins. - me: 53 mins.
There are lots of turtles around our house. They love to bask in the sun. On this particular day there were 18 in our "backyard."
Tanner went spear-fishing and caught two Parrot Fish. He was ready to grill them up, but then we had to catch our plane. Tanner loves spear-fishing, I have tried it once, caught a fish and then felt so bad, because I wasn't going to eat it and I just threw it back in the ocean - dead! Last time I did that sport.
Tanner and I at The Ron Artis Family Band studios. The whole production is quite bizarre - check it out: