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Old 04-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Hawaii 2009 - A Mini Pictorial

Now that I've gotten the knack of posting pictures, and upon the request of my PassPorter friends, I'm doing a pictorial TR of my 2009 trip to Hawaii. This trip was taken a few months after the birth of Baby D. This was a visit with the family type of trip, so we really didn't do any touristy things...however, we did visit the lagoons at Ko Olina.

Since I don't remember what we did each day, I'm just going to caption the pictures in the order they were taken...I hope, lol!

Evan and Sophia waiting to board our plane...I'm pretty sure we flew out of LAX. Sophia was very into flashing the peace sign during this trip!


This was the drive as we were approaching North Shore.


We saw this huge green sea turtle taking a nap when we got there.


Sophia was having fun drawing pictures in the sand before the waves got to them.


Entrance to the Ko Olina Resort area.


Main road at Ko Olina.


My bro, sis in law, Evan, Sophia, and Baby D (in the stroller) walking along the lagoons. All 4 lagoon areas are connected by walkways...it's a really nice stroll.


Construction cranes at Aulani...everyone in the car was laughing at my obsession at taking pictures of the construction!


We ate at MAC 24-7 in Waikiki (which is in the lobby of a Hilton hotel). Sophia and I saw a Man v. Food episode where Adam tried to do the challenge, so of course we wanted to go try it ourselves!


The challenge is to eat a stack of 3 huge pancakes (I think they were about 14 inches in diameter) with two toppings...we chose banana and chocolate chip.


There were 10 of us there, and granted we had ordered other things like eggs, bacon, etc., but this is as far as we got!


We weren't able to spend much time at the beach because we happened to arrive right in the middle of the monthly box jellyfish swarm, but on one of the last days we were there, the coast was clear, so we went to Lanikai Beach. I love this pic of Sophia.


My bro has a raft, so we tried that out...it was really breezy that day.


My favorite picture from the trip, taken inside the two story lobby area of the Hyatt Regency at Waikiki. This ended up being our Christmas picture that year!


And that's a mini pictorial of my 2009 trip to Hawaii!
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Beautiful pictures (and beutiful kids). Thanks so much for sharing them.
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Thank you so much for sharing those! That pancake challenge sounds like fun!
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Beautiful photos! How close were you to that turtle? I love turtles! Looks like the kids had a great time. Also looks like they get along really well.
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Beautiful pictures (and beutiful kids). Thanks so much for sharing them.
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Thank you so much for sharing those! That pancake challenge sounds like fun!
It's definitely fun! I'm thinking we may try it again on our next trip, whenever that may be! Sophia's become quite a fan of pancakes lately!

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Beautiful photos! How close were you to that turtle? I love turtles! Looks like the kids had a great time. Also looks like they get along really well.
We were probably about 8-10 feet away. We knew not to touch him/her, though. There were a few others standing around taking pictures.

The kids are great...they have their fair share of getting on each other's nerves, but for the most part they get along pretty well.
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LOVE those pictures! Love the pancake challenge, too. Holy cow I doubt I could come close to making a dent in those! But they look so good I'd sure like to TRY!
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Great pictures! I think I'd have to try that pancake challenge too - YUM!
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LOVE those pictures! Love the pancake challenge, too. Holy cow I doubt I could come close to making a dent in those! But they look so good I'd sure like to TRY!
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Great pictures! I think I'd have to try that pancake challenge too - YUM!
The funny thing is, when they set the plate down, we didn't think it was all THAT big...I mean, we had 10 people there, surely we could make a huge dent in it! Nope, that stuff just fills you up so quickly! We ended up bringing about half of the leftover pancake home...and even then, I don't think we ended up finishing it!

Oh, and the syrups they had were so yummy! I can't remember now what they all were, but I know they had lilikoi, my favorite, and coconut and traditional maple, probably. I don't remember what that 4th one was.

Kelly, when the boys get bigger, I bet the 4 of you could probably polish it off!
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You know, I think that could be a definite possibility.
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