Sunday, May 5, 2013

I'm Back!

Whew, glad to be home!  Love vacations, but I really have a rough time with lengthy flights (Hawaii to SW FL makes for a LONG flight).  We had a fabulous time with two sets of friends on two different Hawaiian islands.  Thank you Bill and Lucille and Iris and Addison, Greg and I enjoyed our time spent with you seeing the sights and experiencing the adventures of the Big Island and Oahu!  Highlights for Greg and I included night snorkeling with the Manta Rays, a boat trip to view the lava flowing into the ocean, viewing the stars from atop the volcano, seeing the volcano steam vents, teaching Addison to swim (she's 5), getting Iris to try new foods (even some spicy!), touring a submarine at Pearl Harbor, and breakfasts by the beach.  Below are just a few pictures from our trip.

Lava flowing into the ocean evening and night photos. 

Wild orchids growing near the volcano steam vents.

Waterfall on Big Island

Shoreline on Big Island

Iris and Addison at the Punchbowl with Diamond Head and Honolulu in the background.


  1. Welcome back, Tress! Gorgeous pics!

  2. Sounds like you had a fabulous time Tress! The photos look amazing - Hawaii has been on my wish list for a very long time......

  3. What an amazing adventure you had! I can't believe you went snorkeling with Manta Rays... let alone at night, yikes! :)