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Monday, July 2, 2012

The (Is)Land of Palm Trees and Sunscreen

Hello, everyone!  So, yesterday I returned from an eight-day-long trip to Hawaii.  It was really fantastic and really exhausting and I really, really wish I hadn't had to return to the Land of Deciduous Trees and Cows, but such is the way of things.

Here is a (sort-of) summary of my trip, complete with photographs.

I saw some beautiful beaches.






















One of the only black sand beaches in the world!








































































I snorkeled.
































Sea turtle!
Sea turtle!


























































I saw some dolphins pass a few feet from me.




















This one actually turned to smile at me, but sadly, I was not able to capture that. 






























I hiked in the rain forest.


























































































































































Shira and I had dramatic beach photoshoots, one at 2 in the morning, one at a more decent hour.  But no pics of The Sister, because she is shy (ha).








































































I saw The Black Pearl.


















































I went to the aquarium.
























UNICORN FISH!












































































I went ziplining.

















































I saw so much beautiful scenery I feared my head might explode.










































































































































































And finally, things not captured by camera: I a) swam with sharks, but could not take pictures because I was too busy clinging to cage bars for dear life, and b) got a really spectacular sunburn on my ass.




That's about it!  I can't properly summarize my trip, and those pictures can't properly express the ridiculous beauty that is Hawaii, but this is as close as I can get.  And now, after an eight-day trip and fourteen-hour flight . . . I get to leave for a month-long writing camp!




P.S. Apologies for the formatting issues.  Blogger is being rather stubborn.

11 comments:

Sarah (The Book Life)

You are so darn adorable and I love that you had dramatic beach photoshoots at 2am! That's totally something my friends and I would do. I'm incredibly envious of all the beautiful things you got to see, but it's really cool that you got to go there for so long :0)

And holy crap! UNICORN FISH!!! I didn't even know those existed, but now I want one <3

Zoey Talbon

OMG UNICORN FISH UNICORN FISH UNICORN FISH

Lol. You're so sexy in your 2 am photoshoot~

Traci @ The Reading Geek

Wow looks like you had an amazing time! I'm so jealous :) I really want to go to Hawaii and go ziplining and swim with sharks! Gorgeous pictures by the way! I would love to just live on that beach. Good luck at writing camp!

Nicole Spencer

Once again, I iz jealous. Hawaii looks so amazing and I hope I can go one day! Everything looked like so much fun and...yeah. YOUR PHOTOS LOOK SO AMAZING. Remember to post about writing camp and update us on Twitter! :D

Giselle

OMG SO JEALOUS! Those underwater pics are so cool!

Giselle from Book Nerd

Oh my gosh! What a beautiful state :) I've always wanted to go there. I'm so jealous you got to swam with dolphins! AHHH they're so cute. Love the pics underwater. You must have a great camera!

Amy

Fabulous pictures!! They are so gorgeous!! I can only imagine how much more beautiful it is in real like. I hope that you have a great time at writing camp as well!! You said Boston right? That's only a little over an hour from me! :)

Lucie

Awesome views! I've been to Tahiti, most people compare the French island to Hawaï.
There is a black sand beach too and I wish I could return over there or visit Hawaï one day...
Thanks for sharing,
One of your new follower.
Lucie
http://newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr/

Meg K.

YOU LUCKY, LUCKY GIRL. >>.>>

I can't believe you got to go snorkling! I've always wanted to do that, and it must've been freaking scary to be standing so near the sharks underwater. O_O And I don't see much of a sunburn on you either...

Looks like you had a great time! It must've been awesome, having a dolphin smile at you. :P

Marisa

WOW.
HAWAII
PRETTY
MARISA
JEALOUS

You got some amazing pictures!

Sam

Oh wow it looks like you had an amazing time! I am ever so jealous. ;) And black sand? I don't think I even knew this stuff existed! I hope I can visit Hawaii one day. :)

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