Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hawaii Scrapbook

Here are some of my favorite pics from Hawaii. This picture was from brunch the first morning. The view was amazing. It was a beautiful morning. Uncharacteristically beautiful, we heard. Apparently, mornings can be a little rainy and cool (yeah, cuz they know the meaning of 'cool' in Hawaii, haha). This morning, and actually most mornings, were beautiful.

We stayed at "The Cliff's at Princeville", this next picture was just a hop, skip and a jump away from our room. We are overlooking the ocean (yes, that is the large body of water you see in the distance), off of the cliff's just out our back door. This is Corina and I (we went with Shane and Corina, friends we made off Jake's hockey team last year).

Brian and Shane (well, mostly Brian) couldn't WAIT to go surfing. So they rented surf boards for the week. Hunted down some waves that met their approval. Posed for a picture (below), and swam off into the distance. The far off distance.

They swam, and swam, and swam to get to the waves. Apparently, it is quite easy to under estimate the distance when looking into a large body of water.

Now, you have to understand, that neither of our knights, actually knew how to surf. So you can imagine them, and how tired they were when they actually met their destination. They battled the waves, and Brian battled the coral. Shortly after they finally got out there, all of the other surfers started swimming in. Brian and Shane still had some staying power, so they battled a little longer. When they finally had enough, they battled the rip tide all the way back in. (The rip tide is the current that moves water back to the ocean. Apparently, you have to swim about 30 feet parallel to shore to get out of it. Of course, neither of them knew that, so they had to swim against the current all the way back in.) This is a picture of Brian, after fighting, and winning his battle with the ocean.

And this is the picture of Brian's foot, after the battle with the coral. The coral went unscathed.

That wasn't the end of the surfing. That was just the beginning. I don't think I have laughed that hard or long at someone......ever. Not that Brian and Shane weren't laughing too, once they got their barings they could see the humor. I saw the best crashes, flailing ragdolls, unintended flips, and general ass kicking handed out to our guys, by the ocean. One wave actually stripped Shane's shirt right off! I laugh just thinking of it. I can't believe I didn't get my video camera out, but sadly, I don't have one crash on video.

These are just some pictures of Brian and Shane, still planning and discussing the waves a few days later. Brian had just come in from some surfing. Shane was beginning to be played out by this time I think, notice how relaxed he is here on the beach, and still totally dry.

I did catch a clip of Brian surfing at his lesson, this is it.

We rented this car for a few days. It was awesome. Loved being able to tan while driving around :)

This was one of many roads that were enclosed by trees. I took this picture while we were driving.

This was at dinner the night before we left.

This was Shane and Corina at dinner the night before we left.

And that's all. Hope you enjoyed.....Hallowe'en pictures are still forthcoming. Stay tuned



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