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13 May 2011

Vacation is over....

But not without some really great memories....here is a peek.....you can click on the pics to see them full size

Our destination was not new to us....we have been to the Big Island of Hawaii many times. The Kona coast is a special place for us. We love it more each time we visit. Since it is such a large island, there is plenty to do and see every single visit. 

There are black sand, green sand, and white sand beaches....The beach above is on the SE side of the island, not too far from the active volcano at the moment....
green sea turtles sun themselves at the black sand beaches

The highlight of this trip was the chance to go on a canoe paddle as guests of the Keauhou Canoe Club.


We went on a double canoe since they are a bit more stable for beginners. With some basic instructions, it was easy and fun. Thanks to my cousin Chip Fischer who lives on the island for hooking us us for this great adventure. We were lucky to see spinner dolphins up close on this paddle!


One of the best things is to share good times with good friends!
Ted and Georgienne (left) joined Jim and I on this trip. We have traveled several times with them to many different destinations. We always have such a great time.

Aloha~

9 comments:

sweet violets said...

Wow Deb, that looks wonderful....and you all look so happy too!!! Nice vacation!!

and...I love this blog the template is really very pretty, good job....hugs...cleo

PoetessWug said...

What beautiful photos Deb!! I feel like I went to Hawaii...for a minute at least. LOL Have a good weekend! {Remember Hawaii and you'll be fine. ^_^}

Graceful Rose said...

Debbi, what beautiful pictures, looks like you had a great time!

Heaven's Walk said...

What wonderful memories you all will carry with you, Debbi! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us! :)

xoxo laurie

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

Hi Debbie, I would love to visit Hawaii, lucky you being able to go again! Looks like you had a fabulous time! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics!

ANNEMARIE said...

Wow! Looks like heaven on earth. Certainly cheered up a dull Monday morning here in England! xx

Char said...

Oh Debbi, I bet when you look at these wonderful photos you feel like this was such a long time ago. What fun you must have had. It's great to be able to share it all with friends and the ones you love.
I really enjoy seeing the turtles, that is just magical, as is black sand.
When we are in Cabo, if we are lucky, we get to see baby turtles being released at night.
Have a wonderful weekend, Char

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Last time we were in Hawaii I really did shop 'til I dropped :))
Glad you had a wonderful trip and good friends to share it with ...

Unknown said...

hi! I've been looking for blog posts about Keauhou to feature on our site. If you're interested, you can drop me a line at Brenda (at) Dwellable (.com)

thanks and Happy New Year!
Brenda

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