Hawaii 2013 - Waikiki and Kaanapali

So, I was thinking about what I would like to put up on the blog today and I thought that I should do something different. Since my family has been on my mind a lot lately I thought it would be nice to share some images from our family trip to Hawaii earlier this year in June. My husband and I traveled with my parents and my brother to Oahu, Waikiki Beach and Maui, Kaanapali. It was a wonderful, 2 week, bucket list vacation! I've always wanted to visit Hawaii and I'm really glad I was fortunate enough to spend that quality time with my family. I hope you enjoy the images! 

Welcome Leis

The View from our 15th floor room at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.

A woman doing yoga on the beach. She was doing the most amazing poses!

The view of Diamond Head from the beach. 

A street performer at the International Market Place. 

The view of Waikiki Beach from the top of Diamond Head Crater. You can vaguely see our hotel to the right of the pink hotel. It was once an active volcano!

A random earring left at the top of Diamond Head.

My husband doing pull ups at the top of Diamond Head <3

The last set of stairs we had to climb to get to the top of Diamond Head. 

Getting my morning coffee fix at one of the most Delicious coffee places I've ever visited! The Honolulu Coffee Company is an absolute must visit for any coffee lover.

Go home stop sign, you're drunk. Standard Hawaiian stop signs are red but on some private properties they're blue!?

The family's all ready for the show at the Paradise Cove Luau!

My Dad and Brother trying out the warrior games at Paradise Cove Luau.

One of the lei fresh flower bracelets that my mother and I made. 

Two boats racing at sunset during the luau.

The most amazing parents I could have ever been blessed with.

Me and the hubby at sunset.

One of the most gorgeous sights I've ever laid eyes on... The Hawaiian Sunset.

My favorite part of the show was the fire dancer!

Fire Dancer! 

Our second resort, The Hyatt Regency Maui, had an animal reserve on the property. We were able to visit with new animals everyday! This is the family of penguins that had their own little home.

Most of the birds weren't in cages. They had the open air lobby to freely fly around in.

The Koi fish were beautiful and anytime you came up to the waters edge they would pop their mouths out of the water thinking you were their feeder.

 This little guy loved to talk. But when we went up to him he was a little shy. I got him to look at me upside down a few times. After we began walking away he waved with his little foot and said, "Okay... Bye!" 

Fresh Hibiscus  

Whaler's Village

A man carving wood decor

The Banyan Tree in Lahaina. It's roots grow down from it's branches!

Banyan tree branch and root.

The root stretching down to the ground.

Old Lahaina Prison grounds. 

Before the Lahaina Prison was built the prisoners were held up here in an old coral fort.

And then there was the Road to Hana. If anyone has ever heard of this adventure you absolutely must drive it yourself. There are over 600 hairpin turns and 54 one lane bridges. The sights are incredible along the way. Also, this little stop has amazing banana bread!

Black Sand Beaches

Black Sand Beach

Trail to the Seven Sacred Pools

Black Sand Beach Caves

Seven Sacred Pools

Mount Kaleakala

Lagoon Swimming 

The view from the beach at the Hyatt Regency Maui

Black Rock; My husband is on the edge ready to jump into the water.

Beach at the Hyatt Regency

Plumeria all over the grounds of our hotel

Aloha

Honolulu Coffee Company Treats

View on the plane

Leah Daniels