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Hawaiian Family Vacation Highlights – Part 2

Aloha, friends! We just got back from a luau, and I’m writing this post with an aching belly full of food. We are all in some serious, gluttonous pain.

Family Vacation Collage - The Highlights by

But what’s new? I’ve had an eat-till-you-puke mentality since getting off the plane. And boy, do I have the ‘food baby’ belly to prove it. I’ve given up trying to suck in my stomach. I mean, what’s the use? I go from looking seven months pregnant to five.

The last time we talked, the fam and I were gonna go snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. Unfortunately, the bay was closed off to swimmers because of a jelly fish hazard. Apparently, nine to ten days after a full moon, jelly fish come close to the shoreline and sting anything they come into contact with.


That shut us down real quick.

We’re still hoping to get a chance to snorkel before the end of our vacation, but if not, that’s okay – just gave me a great excuse to come back to Hawaii. Instead of snorkeling that day, we went hiking at Manoa Falls. It was ridiculously beautiful there:

Manoa Falls - Family Vacation - The Highlights by

Oh, before I forget, I want to thank you all for the comments you’ve been leaving me on my last post. It was so nice to hear from you all. I apologize now for not being able to reply back, as computer use in our hotel is costing mucho dinero, but I am reading them and loving them all! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Next on our agenda? Diamond head, ATV riding through the jungle at Kualoa Ranch and shopping!

7 thoughts on “Hawaiian Family Vacation Highlights – Part 2”

  1. The pictures are stunning! Vacations are meant for the 'eat-till-you-puke' mentality…that's one of the perks of vacations, isn't it? ;) At least that's what I tell myself when I'm on vacation…(grin!)Hopefully the jelly fish will depart so you'll have a chance to snorkel before you go! :)

  2. Is this Germaine's Luau that I am looking at in these photos? This post brings back such lovely memories for me of Hawaii. While I am still insanely jealous, I am also super glad that you are having the time of your life.Just don't forget to bring me home a souvenir. :)-Francesca

  3. Everything looks so lush and green!Hope you get some snorkeling time in ~~ go away jellyfish!And I say YUM to luau food! Dig in! I'm dying for a huge plateful right NOW! But the sad truth is all I have in the house that even resembles Hawaiian food is a lousy can of pineapple chunks! Wah!

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