Monday, April 09, 2012

Couple Getaways - H - Hawaii

Though it has been many years since I've been to Hawaii, I'll never forget how much fun I had. Granted, I was seven years old. But even then it left quite an impression on me.

My mother and I bought some pretty Hawaiian dresses and put flowers in our hair. I remember we were selected from the audience to be personally serenaded by Don Ho. Tiny Bubbles of all things. Back then, that was a huge deal. I also received regular rounds of Shirly Temples with tons of cherries throughout our two week vacation. And I ate to my heart's content. I really enjoyed the sweet Hawaiian bread.

I'm grateful for the pictures I have to remind me of my time there. While I didn't appreciate all of the sites at that age, I can appreciate them now. Such a beautiful island. Definitely a place to visit again someday.

Hawaii is indeed paradise, and couples will have no shortage of finding activities to do with one another. From watching hula dancers, to strolling along the beach by day or by sunset, seeing the bamboo forest, heading out in a kayak, stargazing, exploring the volcanoes, surfing, or escaping behind a waterfall.

All throughout April I'll be posting about Couple Getaways as part of the A-Z Challenge. I hope you'll stop by for the next destination! No passport necessary ;)

~Ann Cory


Lynn Proctor said...

beautiful pictures--what a wonderful trip for a seven year old!

Savannah Chase said...

Such pretty pictures..I've always dreamed of going there.

Barbara Mazzuca said...

I went there when I was in 6th grade. We won't say how long ago that was...However what I remember most was wherever I was, walking down the street, at the beach and so on. I could smell flowers all the time night and day. It was magical. Thanks for the post. It brought back a lot of great memories for me.

Laura Marcella said...

Hi, Ann! My husband and I went to Oahu on our Honeymoon. It was so amazing!!! I love that there is tropical and mountain scenery in one place. Hanauma Bay was our favorite. I would so love to live there! We'll definitely go back some day. I want to see the other Hawaiian islands!

Happy A to Z!!

Liv said...

My dream is to rent a house on the North Shore of Oahu for, like, a whole summer, so I can teach the kids to boogie board and we can play volleyball on the beach and barbeque every night and...
And then Real Life gets in the way.