March 29, 2011

Our Vacation

WE'RE BAAAAAAACK!
Seriously, this vacation was so much fun. We put it together at the last minute so it was extra exciting because by the time we got there, we still hadn't had enough time to let it soak in that we were even going and it all felt like a dream! It was just a quick 40 minute flight over to the Big Island and thankfully Rowan did a fantastic job! She actually was a great traveler all around and we even managed to keep her on her schedule the entire trip. 

Day 1: We got upgraded to first class at the airport so Rowan's first flight was super sweet, enjoyed a "first class Mai Tai and Beer" (as we liked to call them),  got to our hotel around noon, got upgraded again to a nicer room with a sweet ocean view, went to our room via tram, unpacked, ventured off the hotel premises and enjoyed some lunch at a local spot, did some light grocery shopping for room supplies, walked around some of the shopping centers nearby, headed back to the hotel to change, then had lamb and fish for dinner while Ro slept in my lap and we could hear the ocean waves.
Day 2: We had a delicious breakfast and the best coffee ever at Kimobean(& I'm so excited to find out we have them here on Oahu!), headed to the pool/mini beach area and had lunch at the Lagoon Grill, sipped Mai Tai's, watched the dolphins and turtles, found seats with a canopy shade option and enjoyed the sun (then D and Ro took naps), went back to the room (via boat!) and changed, and enjoyed dinner at a local Italian restaurant.
Day 3: It was overcast and windy and our pool plans were foiled so we had coffee at Kimobean, explored around the hotel, had lunch at the Orchid Marketplace, packed and checked out, then drove into town to explore and get shave ice before heading to the airport, upgraded to first class AGAIN, then had the quick flight back home and enjoyed the sunset from our window seat the whole flight. 
I'd say our first family trip was pretty dang fantastic.

24 comments:

  1. i'd say so too. everything is so gorgeous! it'd be impossible to have a bad life down there i think. :)

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  2. Congrats on a successful first trip! Looks like it was a fabulous spur of the moment thing!

    So fun!

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  3. OOOh how lovely! Loving all the picture but my fav is Rowan pressed against your chest, her cheeks all puffy and her face is absolute bliss. I didn't know you too have a DSLR what kind?

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  4. Aww Jess I love all of these photos...made me feel like I was right there with you guys! haha. I wish. So happy you all had the best time.

    xoxo

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  5. beautiful pictures!! so glad y'all had such a wonderful vacay! looks like it was a ton of fun!

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  6. Looks like such a fun vacation! You guys are just so, so cute!!
    ~Andrea

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  7. looks like you guys had a fantastic time! i'm jealous! i'm glad rowan's first flight worked out for everyone.

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  8. Looks like fun!!! :)
    Such a gorgeous view.

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  9. it sounds lovely. so glad you all had fun! xo

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  10. Such a beautiful family. Looks like y'all had a lovely time! And how the heck did ya get all the upgrades!? Jealous.

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  11. Glad you guys had a great trip. beautiful pictures.

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  12. thanks everyone!! we had a lot of fun :o)


    H and M B: i have a canon 50d

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  13. oh my gosh, i'm so in love with these pictures. it looks like HEAVEN, all of it!

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  14. i love your photos! so glad that you enjoyed every single minute.

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  15. So glad you had such a great time. It looked amazing!!! Xoxoxo

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  16. SO CUTE! while all of the pics of rowan were obviously amazing, my favorite shot is of you giving the thumbs up to the old sailor dude on the bench. rad. it looks like you guys had such a fantastic trip, and i'm so glad you got to go on vacation with your family. and you're still the most gorgeous woman alive in my book.

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  17. oh my goodness these are the most beautiful photo's ever!!
    What a gorgeous blog :D
    xxxxxxx

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  18. Okay your lil sweetie has the best facial expressions!! She is adorable! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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  19. Sounds {and looks} like a fantastic little getaway!

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  20. Jealous! Looks like you had an awesome time!!! :)

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  21. fun!! jess, could you pretty pleeease do a post on ro's daily schedule??

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  22. ugh this pictures have me YEARNING for the sun. such a fun little vaca

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