Monday, September 28, 2009

Hawaii Trip - Day 5

We planned an excursion today and went out on the Starlet for an Ocean fun & BBQ cruise. We took the shuttle from our hotel and arrived at our ship to set sail on the beautiful waters of Waikiki Beach.

Once we anchored, it was time to have fun! They have a slide that goes off the back of the ship and you plunge right into the ocean. There was an area for swimming and fun. They had a water trampoline in the ocean that you can climb up and bounce on. They had kayaks, floats and gear for snorkeling. We started out down the slide and swam around in the warm ocean. I made my way up on the trampoline and was watching everyone do tricks on it. I finally just decided to dive off back into the ocean. We met 2 really nice couples both from Ohio and everyone was asking where I got the huge bruise on the back of my thigh. I let them know that it was from the rock at Waimea Bay. It made for a good story!

We played around in the ocean and then decided to snorkel for awhile. There were some beautiful fish swimming about. We went back to the boat and had a BBQ lunch with hot dogs and hamburgers right off the grill. After lunch, they opened the plank and diving deck. I was a little hesitant to jump off after the day before but did anyway. It was quite a drop, but the ocean was very deep where we were at. I finally got the guts to dive off the deck and it was scary, but worth it. We used a disposable underwater camera, so I will have to post some pics of it later.

This tour was so worth it and we had a blast. I wasn’t ready to head back in at all. Once we got back to our hotel, we relaxed in the pool for a bit and then got ready for dinner.


Ready to head out to dinner

We went to The Cheesecake Factory and as always, it was very good. It was fun going to a familiar place even though we’re on vacation. After dinner, we went to watch the sunset and it was another beautiful evening. We walked around a bit and then called it an early night after such a long day.


Another shot of Diamond Head from the beach


Sun starting to set


Another beautiful sunset


So pretty

P.S. We just got back from our trip last night. I have a few more vacation recaps and then it will be back to normal. I'll be making the rounds and catching up with all of you very soon. I hope these posts aren't boring you too much!!

23 comments:

EmilyB said...

You'll be happy to have your amazing vacation documented, and it's fun for us to live vicariously through your adventures!! Gorgeous dress!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

gorgeous pictures! I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip (minus the bruise!) :-) thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Savvy Gal said...

ah i wanna go back again.

Glamorous Newlywed said...

Wowzers, those sunset pics are gorgeous! And I love your dress :)

Miss I "Dew" said...

WOW that view is breathtaking! I'm so jealous!

Kassie said...

Ooh that sunshine is divine! And I have a special place in my heart for water trampolines...I might be a leetle jealous. :)

sarah said...

These pictures are amazing!

Brittany Ann said...

Glad you're back safely!

Katie said...

I'm loving all of these vacation posts!

Lis said...

I am loving hearing about your trip!! I am loving your dress so much!! Where did you get it?!? Too cute!!

I'm so glad y'all are having such a great vacay!!!

Tasha said...

I'm loving the trip recap! Your sunset pics are beautiful! Your dress and clutch are super cute! It looks like you guys had an incredible adventure! I love travel pics!

Christa said...

Thanks for the comment and following me! Looks like ya'll had a great time in Hawaii! I loved looking at your pics!

I am following you too now!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Those sunsets are gorgeous! And that water trampoline sounds like soooo much fun (although I'm a total scaredy-cat).

It just looks like a beautiful trip and I can't wait to see the rest of your recap (hopefully some of those underwater photos?).

And that purple and black dress?! That is the cutest thing ever! It looks great on you and I am dying over that clutch! You both look so happy and tan! Y'all are so cute together! I'm glad that you had such a fun time and made it back safely!

P.S. I left an award for you on my blog!

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

yay for that incredible trip. i told husband we need to move there stat!

Katiesperk said...

I love your purple and black dress! Gorgeous! So jealous of your fabulous vacay! It looks amazing. I have never been to a Cheesecake Factory but everyone tells me I must!

The Kucera Fam said...

OMG! I love love LOVE your vaca pictues. I found you on Christa's blog, and I am so glad I did!!
What a fun time you had!
Have a great rest of the week!

Loving Life said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

You have had the best time! Beautiful pictures!

Gwen said...

I'm glad you had a fabulous trip and I am so thankful you've been sharing the photos. Make me remember how much fun Hawaii is. Oh...I love your dress too!!! XOXO

BLC :o said...

Welcome back and oh la la does that look a fantastic trip!!!! I heart Hawaii ... are you ready to go back!? I'll meet you there in a jiffy! Xoxo-BLC

Poolside with the Girls said...

You look so pretty in that dress!

Sounds like you had such a good time.

Kristin said...

Welcome home. You've effectively inspired me to get back on convincing the hubs to go!

Blair said...

That dress looking bangin' on you! I am in love with it, I think I am going to order it when it goes on sale! Love the clutch too!