Did Someone Say Wednesday?

I know, I know, it’s Thursday, but it wasn’t Thursday on Wednesday… or something like that 🙂

Get caught up here:
Post 1 – Friday night
Post 2 – Saturday
Post 3 – Saturday

Post 4 – Sunday
Post 5 – Sunday  
Post 6 – Sunday 
Post 7 – Monday 
Post 8 – Pineapple Selection
Post 9 – Tuesday (Vow Renewal) 
Post 10 – Tuesday

On Wednesday when we woke up, we thought we’d hop the City bus and head to Pearl Harbor.  Instead, we grabbed a cab down at the hotel lobby, THAT was one expensive cab ride!  The cab driver I still really think was taking advantage of us! but I can’t prove it :(.

We hopped on the H1 and headed to Pearl Harbor.

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Leaving to Come Home – or did we?

Sorry for the second post today, but I really don’t want Hawaii re-caps to carry over to next week…. So therefore, 2 posts in one day it shall be 🙂

Get caught up here:
Post 1 – Friday night
Post 2 – Saturday
Post 3 – Saturday

Post 4 – Sunday
Post 5 – Sunday  
Post 6 – Sunday 
Post 7 – Monday 
Post 8 – Pineapple Selection
Post 9 – Tuesday (Vow Renewal) 
Post 10 – Tuesday
Post 11 – Wednesday 

So Thursday morning was our last morning in Hawaii.  It was a sad morning and I won’t deny, I might have pouted a bit even!  We called down to the hotel desk and got a late check out of 1 pm (instead of what the normal 11 am?) since our flight didn’t leave until 6:30 pm and we were leaving for the airport around 4:30.

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How do you Spend Your Tuesdays??

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Post 4 – Sunday
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Post 6 – Sunday 
Post 7 – Monday 
Post 8 – Pineapple Selection
Post 9 – Tuesday (Vow Renewal)

So after we renewed our wedding vows we really didn’t have anything booked until later in the evening.  This was really just a day to lay around and relax.

 

The infamous ABC Stores that are on EVERY corner!

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Love to Last a Lifetime

Tuesday morning started off with a wonderful Vow Renewal.  The beaches there at Waikiki are supposed to be “spiritual”.  You have Earth, Water & Sky all in one place.  The waters are supposed to be healing.

Our hotel, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, along with Outrigger Reef do vow renewal ceremonies for guests.  Hubby and I decided we were going to participate since this was our 1 Year Anniversary Trip.

I’ve compiled the photos into a slide show as a different way to view them.  And for those of you around here last year, you may remember this song.  This was the song we played at our wedding with our “us” slideshow.

The ceremony was performed in Hawaiian and it was a traditional Hawaiian ceremony.  The Hawaiian Kiss is head to head, nose to nose, stand there breathing each other in, not our traditional kiss but it works!  Also ceremonies like this start and end with traditional Hawaiian songs as well as dance.

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Dole – Let’s Talk Pineapples

While we were at the Dole Plantation, we got to sit in and watch a pineapple selection/cutting demonstration.  Now I like pineapple and fresh is always better, however, I learned a few things and I thought it might be fun to share.

Selection
1.  Smell – you don’t want them to have a real strong pineapple smell.  The more pineapple smell you get, the more the fruit is actually fermenting.

 

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PCC

Get caught up here:
Post 1 – Friday night
Post 2 – Saturday
Post 3 – Saturday

Post 4 – Sunday
Post 5 – Sunday  
Post 6 – Sunday

**This is extremely picture heavy and long.  I’m sorry, I was just trying not to have to break it out as much…**

Monday was a LONG day.

We boarded the bus at around 7:30 in the morning and didn’t get back to our hotel room until about 11:30 pm.  I hate to say it but the driver of the bus drove me nuts with his bad grammar and his constant snorting and swallowing INTO the microphone which was turned up way loud.  I think I found my Tourettes I didn’t know I had… lol j/k… I think.

Being the last “official” day of summer as people refer to Labor Day as the roads were busy swamped with people trying to get to the beach.  Our tour was through the Polynesian Culture Center who I learned was owned by BYU – Hawaii or at least all the BYU students worked there to help with tuition to attend BYU – Hawaii.

We started our day with a tour of Hawaii and were supposed to get back to the Culture center around noonish but because of traffic didn’t get there until just a bit after 2.

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How we spent our 1st Anniversary Part 3

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Post 4 – Sunday
Post 5 – Sunday

For our Anniversary we ate at Top of Waikiki.  The restaurant makes 1 full revolution (yes it spins) every hour so you can see the city.  Here’s one of the photos I got, and of course, spinning restaurant with low lights=blurry!

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How we spent our 1st Anniversary Part 1

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I didn’t want to be traveling on our anniversary!  That was one request I made.

Oh and trust me, your time will be so screwed up!  I woke up all but 1 morning at 3 am which was 8 am at home.  I’d have to convince myself to go back to sleep until about 6-6:30 am HI time which was 11-11:30 am MO time.  And we wouldn’t go to bed until around 10 pm-12 am HI time which is 3-5 am MO time.  Oh well, it was like college all over again, going to bed late, getting up early. ha!

When I got up at 6:25ish this was the sight I saw out my balcony.  I was in love.

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