Thursday, June 23, 2011


Our family vacation this year was a week in Hawaii at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore. It was only possible because Brian was the chairman of the Calorimetry Conference here, and, as a result, we were given the royal treatment. We love this location away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. It is billed as "True Hawaii" and is indeed beautiful.
(Abby and David)
One of our favorite things to do is to hike through the nearby "jungle".
Our first stop is the old bunker with lots to discover along the way.
Next up is the Banyan Trees (where some LOST episodes were filmed.)
Finally, we make it to "our" private beach.
Eventually we were all out there treading water. And, I must say it was heavenly having everyone old enough to enjoy the ocean at the same time and in the same way. As luck would have it, though, both Kellie and Abby were stung by something as they neared the shore.
(Abby and Brian)
It's still a bit of paradise.


Garden of Egan said...

Unbelievably beautiful!

How nice to have your own private island!
So glad you got to go ana have such a fun time with the family.

Connie said...

Wow! It's beautiful! What a great vacation for the family. I'm sure you made lots of memories.

Too bad about the sting. My 18 month old granddaughter was stung by a jelly fish when they went to Hawaii.

Hope you have a great day!

Julie Harward said...

We spent a week there once and it truly is Paradise...too bad about that sting, that is miserable, hope the rest of of was all good! ;D

Ginger said...

Beautiful photos! It looks like you had a great time. My sister leaves for there today. :)

I hope your kids were ok with whatever stung them. That is no fun.

Cherie said...

Beautiful pictures!
That is definately my favorite part of Oahu - uncrowded, peaceful and beautiful and near the best attractions - the Temple and PCC!!

There are alot of "Man-o-war's" in the water there and they do sting. Ouch! Hope the kids are feeling OK

Keep on having fun - we'll live our hawaii vacation this year through you!!

2busy said...

Oh wow! I love that place! I used to take the bus up from BYU and hang out at their pool or on their beach. Good times!

Lesa said...

I'm so glad you got to have such a nice vacation! Beautiful photos, except where is your picture? :)

Marianne said...

Looks HEAVENLY. And tell David I like his shirt.

(We are vacationing by driving across the country and visiting family and friends all along the way... Hawaii sounds AWFULLY nice right now!!)

Shannon said...

Thanks for the little 2 minute virtual vacation. Looks divine and I'm glad you got to enjoy so much of it!

Joy For Your Journey said...

That is our favorite place to stay as well. Once we decided to stay one night in Waikiki just to see what the fuss about staying there was about. We couldn't wait to get away from the place and back over to the north shore.

Looks like you had a great time. Hopefully the sting was just a mild one and not something serious.

Suzanne said...

What a fabulous get away. It looks heavenly!

Wendys Hat said...

Hawaii is a favorite vacation spot of mine! So beautiful and relaxing there. Fun for you!

Mom to Many said...

No pics of you... I am always behind the camera too. :o) Glad you had fun!

Caren with a "C" said...

We stayed at Turtle Bay when we went to Hawaii a few years ago. I just loved it!