I think it’s been close to a month since I told you I would be sharing some travel tips, information and more about our trip in a few weeks. If you missed that post, you can view it here. I can honestly say I haven’t been in the mood to blog much since we returned. We finally have some beautiful weather and believe it or not, but I just made reservations to fly away again; only this time I’ll be going to Texas to see our grandchildren and Mr. Cottage and Sadie will remain at our Cottage.
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ~Rumi
For now, I thought I would start out with some random photos I took while we were in Hawaii. My plans are to go into more details about each island, along with photos; sharing information and photos of our visit to San Francisco, Mexico, our cruise we just took, and talk about the different cruise ships we’ve been on and how they compare or differ. As a reminder, anything to do with travel will be under Lifestyle. I just wrote a post on how to travel with a DSLR camera that you can read, if you missed it. I also have another monthly newsletter coming out this Saturday, May 5. If you want to receive them once a month, make sure to sign up for these monthly newsletters from your email you receive from me.
Hawaiian Islands Through My Lens
Somewhere along the coast
Acres of hardened lava and black sand
Coming into Hilo, Hawaii
Along the coast
Guess who? We were actually on black sand.
View from our ship as we sailed to Maui.
This is one massive Banyon tree that was first planted in 1873 at only 8 feet. It’s now 60 feet high and has rooted into 16 major trunks; and it’s the largest Banyon tree in the United States. It’s located in the town of Lahaina and is called Banyon Tree Park where it takes up an entire city block. If you’ve never heard of a Banyon tree, you can read more about it here.
Taken from the town of Lahaina.
View of Lahaina from our whale-watching boat
Mother and it’s calf
Mother and it’s calf
Coming into Honolulu
Ferrying to the Arizona Memorial
Inside of memorial
Model that shows the ship with the memorial over it
Leaving Honolulu late at night
Coming into port
Roosters and chickens are everywhere
Fern Grotto, which I’ll share more of when I go into more detail about Kauai
View from ship as we left Kauai
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If you’ve been thinking about going to Hawaii, or taking a cruise; make sure to follow along for all the tips and information I’ll be sharing. I’ll also be sharing our trip to Alaska and my visits to Japan.