Milo likes to eat chalk. Yes, CHALK… it goes in colorful… that’s led to a few laughs..
Milo has some cute new habits. Anytime she makes a mess or something she comes running over to me saying uh-oh and pointing over in the direction of the scene of the crime…..and drags me over there.
It’s on a little island just of the coast…. at low tide, a walk way is revealed for you to trek across.
This castle is still home to the St. Aubyn Family…..and has buildings dating back to the 12th Century.
|Makapu’u lighthouse hike… my favorite lookout|
|Kailua pillbox hike|
To those that are still following us THANK YOU. Sony no longer sells the cord for our camera so now we have to resort to a media card reader, it’s a little more effort but where willing to do it if your willing to look at our blog….
Not much has happened in the 2 months. Heather had all 4 wisdom teeth taken out and I had one and a broken tooth extracted. That kept us on the couches for about a month. The biggest adventure since our last post has been the Manoa Falls Trail… it’s a easy and pretty amazing hike thru the huge bamboo forest and other gigantic trees only to end at a couple 100 foot waterfall. We got to share this hike with our friends we made it more memorable. So whose going to join us next time????
We also took a last minute trip up to the Pali lookout which we will go back to take some clearer pictures…
So enjoy and check back with us….
I forgot to mention in the previous blogs… On Heather’s last day we went for a LOOOOONG kayak trip to Coconut Island only to get there and realize it was low tide and we couldn’t get out to the coral to go snorkeling so we turned around and headed back to the marina, thinking that it would be easier getting back since we were going into the wind it seemed that the wind shifted and was again going against on the way back… well it was coming to the end for Kasey and Matt so we saved the best for last… not intentionally though. The weather was finally good enough to do the Pillbox Hike so we ventured out to Lanikai to start up the hillside… the morning was getting hot but we finished it under 2 hours… the view was great for the guest and we ended the hike by cooling off at Lanikai Beach. The Last Supper was downtown in Waikiki at the new Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville. We continued down to the International Marketplace for some shopping when Matt came across the sound activated shirt. Needless to say he got one or five (for a production at church).
The company was a blast and it was great to see a familiar face but now I have to get back to the work mode, 5am will come early on Monday…
Ok so its actually Friday. Matt and Kasey have already left but I have a little time to now update the blog… Last Friday, we hiked the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike, Heather and I have already blogged about this, it was where we went to go whale watching and of course it was the same outcome this time even though we didn’t look that long… as Heather stayed waiting on our new mattress, I took Matt and Kasey to Kailua Beach to some time in the sun.. we had Mongolian BBQ at the Officer’s Club at the Kaneohe Mareine Base. Before dinner we headed over to the Pyramids to check out the waves that the storm was bringing in and it was a sight to see…. Saturday was an ugly day so we drove to the North shore and stopped at Pipeline, Waimaea Bay, had shaved ice at Matsumoto’s and shopped around Haleiwa. Matt was wanting some Mexican so we ate at the famous Mexican restaurant Cholo’s…Sunday, we attended Grace Baptist Church in Kailua, Kasey and Matt seemed to enjoy it, needless to say it has a different feeling than Churches on the mainland… Monday morning we went to pick up our third guest Jordan, as soon as we arrived we hit the ground running, well, after lunch at Cheeseburger in Paradise. Following lunch we hiked the trail at Diamond Head Summit National Park . This was the first time Heather and myself had done this one but it was very impressive. Thought the trail is very narrow and every tourist seems to be on it, it felt as if we were part on the 12 dwarfs whistling while we worked up into the mines…
Well, some of you have keep us true to our word on informing you what’s going on here. We realize it’s been a couple of weeks, but in that time no significant activities took place. Until now… (cue music). This weekend I attended one of the Pro Bowl events downtown in Kapiolani Park, which is down on Waikiki. Since this is the last year that the Pro Bowl will be in Hawaii I thought I’d better go to something to commemorate it. After getting to the event on time (since I hate to be late to things) I was about 40-50th person in line for the autograph session. But before the line got to long I went to buy a mini pro bowl helmet to have autographed. After waiting 2 HOURS!! They finally brought out the first two signees… guess who it was? Nope not the Mannings, or Lewis, or Petterson, or any other worthy Pro Bowler. It was two local boys that played on the super bowl champion Steelers and Jaguars. Come to find out these guys don’t even play anymore, they coach high school football on the island. Needless to say I got out of line along with about 100 other people and walked around the park.
Saturdays Hike: Maunawili Falls/Trail
Well, we got back into the hiking mode again and this one was a lot different than previous two. The day was very overcast which actually made it really nice because we got extremely hot once we had to hike the 100s of steep steps at the end. We talked to people as they were coming out (covered in mud). So we proceeded on our way with a clean white dog and excitement for jumping off the water fall. None of us came out clean though…..here are a few photos from the hike…..and by the way…One of the streets we took to the hike was called Kalaniana’ole…..its just so fun to say…..
This is what alot of the trail looked like….exposed roots and mud!!!
Its a jungle out there…..
These are make-shift stairs that they had to put in because you would just slide down because of all the mud….
These guys had their ipod playing crazy music….it was a really cool vibe…JR and i both jumped off…..
The stream had pretty fat round stones….
JRs muddy shoes and our muddy oliver…..
for more pics check out this link!!!!
So we have decided to take up hiking. Last month we did the Kailua pillbox hike, which was amazing. Last weekend we decided to make an attemp at whale watching which leads us to hike #2 (makapu’u lighthouse). I heard from someone at work that you can usually see whales from the lookout. We had no such luck, but it was absolutely stunning. We packed a picnic and sat at the highest lookout while we had lunch. It was so nice. Here are some photos from the hike….
Overall the hike was great. I was bummed not to see any whales, but maybe next time. The trail is paved which was perfect for everyone, but i think oliver’s feet got hot. I’m trying to talk JR into letting me get him the booties… thats not going well so far. There are lots of little areas to get off the beaten path and take photos. I love the kailua pillbox hike, but i have to say that this one was better… hope you enjoy and take notes….so ya’ll can tell us which ones you want to do when you come….