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November 19, 2010

Pat and I have just returned from a quick, but wonderful vacation to the island of Oahu. It was the first time either of us had been to Hawaii and our first visit to a tropical climate together. And it was absolutely spectacular! Last week while I was packing I kept thinking to myself, “Am I really going to wear these shorts and need these flip flops?” For some reason I always find it hard to imagine drastic climate changes, but much to our excitement we boarded our plane in cold, rainy Seattle and arrived to sun and 80+ degree weather in Honolulu. It was heaven!

Some highlights of our trip included snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, where we saw the most colorful fish and the water was crystal clear. We signed up for a scuba diving adventure, which had been a dream of Pat’s since childhood (I was a little nervous during our pool training session, but managed to pull through without a major panic attack!). During our two dives we saw huge sea turtles (which swim right up to you!) and we were surrounded by countless tropical fish and gorgeous coral. Scuba diving was such an incredible experience and it will definitely remain one of my fondest memories. We also spent some time exploring the island and other beautiful beaches. One afternoon we drove around the island and ended up on the North Shore, where we ate at a local shrimp shack and watched surfers tackle huge waves. Of course we enjoyed every opportunity to soak up some much needed Vitamin D (I’m fairly certain I was the palest person on the beach the first day!). But, more than anything, it was just wonderful to spend some time together, away from everything, enjoying each other’s company (and maybe a few Mai Tai’s!).

We’re already planning our next trip back to one of the other islands (and scuba certification for Pat), but for now here are a few images from our short visit to paradise….

I think the sea turtles were my favorite part of scuba diving (and they reminded me of the turtles in Finding Nemo!). They’re so docile and laid back…

Sunrise over Diamond Head…taken from the beach in front of our hotel.

A beautiful Oahu sunset…

And a few mini polaroids from my Instax



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