Hawaii pics! Finally!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by TerryJ2, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    There are scenery shots? Oh...guess I had better go back and look again. I seemed to have gotten stuck at the Luau pictures.

  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I wish I had a zoom lens. ;)
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    There were OTHER pictures past the luau men??? lol :tongue:

    Terri - thanks - I think that's Raouls Father Paoul.....lol. Mrow.

    Someday I hope to get there. Everyone in my family has gone but me. And that beach bunny was hysterical...omg I almost didn't open it because I thought it would be a chick in a bikini. hah. Nice.

    The horses on the beach? One of my bucket list to do's. Lucky girl.

    But the last picture? OMG - HEAVEN in a polaroid. Just LOVELY!

    You're very lucky and blessed to have seen that.

    Thank you for sharing - I've never seen personal pics of Hawaii. Loved them. :D
  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Beach bunny? OMG, too funny! Hadn't even thought of that, particularly the way I put the luau pics first! ROFL.

    Yes, I am very, very lucky to have seen all of that. I wouldn't mind living there. :)
  6. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Those were great. Looks like you all had fun. Neat.
  7. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!

    My mom took me on a trip to a Hawaii when I was a teenage girl. I had the most awesome time. Did the hula dance on stage...I was pulled up there by a young fire juggler guy, he was cute!
    Went snorkling and found a man's gold wedding band. Went looking for a remote waterfall and ended up almost being chased by a wild Boar on the way back to the car! Went island hopping in a small plane in a storm...the plane lights flickered and the plane it seemed almost crashed! Incidently, when we got off the plane I didn't realize I still had the "emergency instructions" in my hand, lol.
    Anyway...It was JUST the most exciting memorable trip I ever took.
    So glad you got to go...I hope to go back again one day.

  8. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    They're beautiful, Terry. Where did you stay?
  9. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Tammy, it doesn't get more exciting than that! I can do with-o the scary plane ride. :) I feel sorry for who ever lost his ring in the water. All too easy to do.

    Witz, we stayed in a condo about 10 min north of the resort area on the west coast. We have a timeshare, but it wasn't available, so we went online and found other people's vacancies. It saved a lot of money. The hotels are really, really expensive, even in the off season.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2009
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    -Snort - Did you see DOG the bounty hunter? ROFL...:tongue: what a joke. "Okay lets stand in a circle and pray to God." and then he runs around yelling profanity and telling people he's going to kill them and crush them. :confused: Pretty buff for his age but from the neck up - just a butter-head.
  11. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Beautiful picutes, Terry! Looks like you had great weather, too :) We haven't been to that island as a family yet. But that is probably my favorite state to visit for vacation. We've got a timeshare there, too. Maybe when husband retires we'll just move into it permanently! :p
  12. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Hmm. I hadn't considered whether it's my fave state to visit ... I guess I always thought it was MN because family and friends are there. Yeah. Hawaii my fave state to visit. I like it!
    Be sure you have a solid retirement plan and ins plan if you retire there. It's not the richest state for economy and health care.
  13. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    You're right about the economy there... it is depressing if you go out in the areas where non-resort people live.

    My vision is to split time between there and SoCal. I don't know if we would ever want to sell our place here... but then it will be too big for us one day when the kids are all gone (gosh, that means there is a chance they will actually leave someday :p ).
  14. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Which island?
  15. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    We stayed at a condo in Sugar Beach, near the intersection of North and South Kihei Roads. It was a good location for day trips--we could get everywhere within about 20 min. (Except the Road to Hana. Don't think I'll ever do that again.)
  16. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for an exchange in Maui for our 25th in a little over a year. I want two weeks together, and have banked two weeks to trade. We'll see what comes up. We've never been before. I'm pretty excited.
  17. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I hope you put in for the exchange already. It takes a long time. If you can't get it, you can still rent from people online.
    We're coming up on our 30th.
    We are back on a budget so I think we'll be spending the night in a nearby city. Oh well. It's still nice to have a night away.
  18. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. Enjoy!

  19. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Thank you. And hello there! Seems like I hardly see you any more. I have to keep my eyes open.