Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spontaneous is not my middle name

Contrary to popular belief, I’m not spontaneous. I appreciate a well thought out plan. Mentally relax knowing an itinerary was created with dates and times. Activities scheduled well in advance at the lowest possible price.

I know in August, I jetted off to Hawaii at a moments notice for a couple weeks and last Thursday we took off within 2 hours of booking a trip, but we aren’t always this way. During the trip we talked about going again, only this time, booking activities, excursions and reservations since this trip there was no way to do anything scheduled. But still, we had such a great time. It was unbelievably relaxing.

We debated which island to go to. We’ve been to Hilo on the Big Island already and wanted somewhere different. I pushed Maui big time since the ever so sweet Angie w/Living Aloha is there and I’m dying to meet her but we ended up going to Kona on the Big Island instead.

::one day, Angie…one day::

We stayed at the Hilton Waikoloa Beach Resort and oh my word, it was ah-mazing!! If you go and stay there, stay in the Ocean Towers. First off, the grounds are over 60 acres, so bring some good walking shoes, though they do have a tram and boat ride from end to end. But there are 3 separate towers and the Lagoon Towers had the majority of the families there. So if you’re looking for a kid break, shoot for Ocean Towers.

We made it to the room just in time for the gorgeous sunset.


After, got some dinner right next to their dolphin quest and can I just say I was so excited to see the dolphins?! I’d never seen them in person before so I was like a kid, craning my neck at dinner to see their heads pop up.
ack! they’re so cute!!

Throughout the weekend, we walked the grounds, watched college football at the pool, saw the dolphins perform, got up close and personal with some sea turtles, ate enough food to feed 5..or 6..or 10 and much more.

I realized on the last day, within the last hour before taking a cab to the airport, that not one picture was taken with me in it. Let alone G-man, besides the dark one above. Not intentional at all. Guess that means we’ll have to go back to take care of that.

Enjoy the pictures.

let the record show, we did not put those stones there to make it look like the dog statue pooped…but we did think it hilarious..hence the picture

Birds in the lobby






Turtles sunbathing



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the blogivers said...

Looks beautiful!

LeAnna said...

Gorgeous! I'm pretty sure B has stayed at that Hilton, too. He has pictures of some sort of dolphin restort thing.
LOVE the sunsets, so pretty. Glad you had a good time.

Evelien said...

wooow that's amazing!! Friends of mine are in Hawai for 3 months :)

Tabitha Lynn said...

LOVE! That baby dolphin is adorable!!


Jennifer said...

You are making me want to go there right now!

meme-and-he said...

look at the cute little turtle!!! gah!! you know I am partial to little turtles, though :)

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, I have got to get there someday!! It's totally amazing!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

looks gorgeous! i so want to go to Hawaii!

Tamara Nicole said...

oooh looks like a great trip, way to be spontaneous!!! We're going to Hawaii for a wedding I'm planning in April, wooo hooo!

Jenn said...

Awe Kona! My home-home, sweet home! I'm glad you and your hubby had a great time!


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