Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Last Day in Hawaii

This will be my last Hawaii post.  At least as a resident of the state.  With such a busy few weeks i didn't get to properly see everything i wanted once more before flying out, but i did decide to spend my last full day on the North Shore--driving around seeing the beautiful country, stoping at shops, eateries and a few beaches.  The kids spent most of the time in the back of the car sleeping since it was nap time, but it was a beautiful day--slow paced and restful, just the way i'd want my last day on the island to be.  

I've attached a ton of pictures...i plan to use them in the twins room in our new house in Fayetteville.  I assume they won't remember much about living here, but through the cool pictures and stories i hope they will still feel connected to it.  It was a great 6 years for Mike and I.  We're feel so blessed to have had the opportunity.

a roadside market


Turtle Beach was one of our first North Shore stops 6 yrs ago, and we also made it our last.  Six yrs ago we had the most awesome day swimming in the ocean surrounded by huge sea turtles.  Now, you can never find a minute at that beach that isn't full of tourists and sea turtle protection teams making you keep your distance.  While I understand the need for the protection, that afternoon will also be on the list of my top favorite memories in hawaii--it's sad an afternoon like that isn't possible anymore. Still the kids loved seeing the turtles, although didn't understand why we couldn't go touch them.  

our favorite north shore shop for tshirts and things


i love this pic!

haleiwa bridge

just my most favorite restaurant ever...maybe the real reason we spent our last night on the north shore!

using chopsticks...and pretty decent at it

look at that!  she picked those noodles up herself!


Dana said...

I can not believe how much H looks like mike and N looks like you!! Hopefully we can meet up once you are settled in NC!!

Anonymous said...

This post made me so sad, leaving is so hard to do! The little red fruits, with the spikes, we had those in Singapore too! I once saw them at the grocery store in Texas for $10/pound. That is not a typo. We used to shake them off the trees in Singapore! Safe travels to you all! - LDT

Jennifer said...

Love these, Jess! You captured it well.

Jennifer said...

Love these, Jess! You captured it well.

Sammy said...

Omg leaving Hawaii must have been so tough...your kids are beautiful and congrats on the soon to be addition...