Finally got around to taking the trip on the elevator to the top of Aloha Tower with the hubby. It was a cloudy day and a little disappointing, so I plan on visiting again sometime at sunset. We have caught manta feeding time before at the edge of Honolulu Harbor, but it was too early in the day this time. Instead, we caught a glimpse of this really cool fish swimming along the coral with the other little guys.
Sometimes you have to sacrifice your beloved, worn-in Chucks to get THE picture.
While I was visiting back home in CA, my cousins and I hiked down to this beauty, Paradise Falls. The trail there takes you to this spot, pictured in the first photo.
Call me crazy, there was no way I was leaving with only a side view of the falls. There was a sign posted saying no swimming, as the water looked a little like it might be harboring diseased creatures. But I wanted the photo. So I braved the icky, green, mossy water (which had bees nesting in it... and if you know me, you know that this alone shows how much courage I had) to get to the other side, the best vantage point.
Let me tell you, moss is slippery. No joke. But I made it.
And, of course, the shameless self portrait in front of the falls.
The death of my old highschool Chucks was worth it, for this:
Thank you to Anastassia and Ariella for these photos of my journey. HA!
Shawn worked a regular day and then had to do a run on the Captain's gig later that night. Little brother and I had no other plans, so we joined him to see fireworks on the harbor. Turned out to be a really cool experience for little man on the history of Pearl Harbor, from the Captain himself. The Arizona Memorial has much more presence, integrity, and beauty at night, in its steady and strong silence.
I had the pleasure of shooting a pre-deployment session for this adorable little family on a beautiful day at Ko'Olina Resort. They were so easy to work with and how can you not love the smiles on their pretty girl Calissa's face?! Thanks Kearney family! Safe travels and take care!