Saturday, December 3, 2011

ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END

One more dip in the pool and then to start packing.  It's been a wonderfully restful and relaxing two weeks, but I'm ready to come home.  More especially, ready to see Scruffy again.  We do the return trip in two hops to avoid the red-eye.  So we stop off in Honolulu just overnight.

Sweet memories....

View From the Balcony

GAYLORDS...turkey dinner and gooey chocolate cake.


The Hawaian Monk Seal -- quite endangered, but this one would come up on the beach just  a five minute walk away, to rest on the warm sand.


What mother couldn't resist a face like this!


A lunch time view at the north end of the island where it is typically rainier.


Kilauea Lighthouse, home to numerous sea bird including albatross and boobies.

STAY TUNED...more to come...

11 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Aww Chris - yes leaving a holiday is hard - but returning home to make it all worthwhile - priceless.
Dx

Wanda said...

Lovely pictures Chris.

The tree in the picture from the view from your balcony...looks just like a watercolor I did of a tree when we were in Hawaii many years ago. I'll post it on my art blog...I think you'll see the resimblance.

So glad you have this relaxing tradtion at Thanksgiving.

I had my grandsons this weekend, so I'm ready for some relaxing!! haha.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad that you've had such a refreshing break, Chris. x

Diane said...

Stunning! It all looks so lovely. Safe Journey. xxxx

conservativelybohemian said...

Such gorgeous photos, Chris! Hope you had a wonderful time and made many memories.

kaybee said...

Beautiful, Chris! Scruffy will be so happy to see you!

Rosy said...

I suspect you may be home by now catching up on all of your much needed miss out rest just to start getting into the spirit of Christmas season now.

Looking forward at seeing more photos of your vacation, these pictures came out wonderful and that watercolor of Wanda's picture at her blog does look much like the same spot you were at even.

photowannabe said...

Wonderful memories of your special vacation.
Love the photos and safe trip home again.

claude said...

What a wonderful trip, Chris ! Your are a lucky woman !!!

Abe Lincoln said...

Loved the picture of the seal. And the other pictures are nice too. I like Hawaii or did when I was there in 1955. Been there 6 times - coming and going from the states to Japan.

RuneE said...

"Dip in the pool ..." Envious? Me?

YES!!! :-)