Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hawaii Vacation (Part I).

My trip to Oahu was simply amazing.  I felt like I was right back home where I belong.  I loved feeling the sand between my toes and basking in the sunshine.  After living in Hawaii for two years, part of my heart will always be there.  I really need to move back to the islands!  If only I could convince my husband that it could work out somehow.  It was so fun spending time with family and reconnecting with old friends.  It was fun reliving old memories along with creating new ones as well.  One of the most memorable experiences from my trip was stand up paddle boarding!  We went during sunset and the view was breathtaking.  We even had several encounters with sea turtles along the way.  I highly recommend paddle boarding at sunset if you're ever in Hawaii!
One of the things I had missed most about Hawaii was the food.  Giovanni's shrimp truck has the best garlic shrimp on the planet.  I loved getting my hands all greasy and devouring every single bite.  And if you ever want a warm, delicious, doughnut-like pastry then you need to have a malasada from LEONARD'S.  I used to eat them ALL the time when the Leonard's truck would come to the Laie shopping center parking lot near my work.  We also had the pleasure of eating the most delicious Thai food from OPAL THAI.  It is my favorite place to eat  on the island.  I really wish I had taken a picture of our mouth watering food.  My mouth is watering now just thinking about it.

3 comments:

kassidi bridge said...

Gorgeous pictures Christal!! Thanks for sharing :)

Paige Andy said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm terribly jealous you got to jet off to Hawaii! And there's something about food on vacation that just tastes so much better, isn't it weird??

Jamie Tervort said...

you got a cute lil bump!!! love it! I love your pics too! i wanna live there!