Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hawaii 2016

Last week Larry and I went to visit Sarah, our niece, on the Island of Oahu.  What a wonderful week of enjoying God’s creation and celebrating the Creator!  Sarah was a wonderful tour guide.  This was the first time to visit Hawaii for Larry and the second for me.  Forty-seven years ago, on these same dates as a senior in high school, I visited four of the Hawaiian islands with my grandparents.  Unexpectedly, several times during the week I had sweet vivid memories of visiting the same places with them.  It was also extra special getting to spend the week with Larry and Sarah.

And now a few of the highlights…

Welcome to Oahu, Hawaii

Chinaman's Hat - Kaneohe

Kamehameha's Turtle

Pearl Harbor
Submarine Tour
USS Arizona Memorial
Pearl Harbor Eye Witness

HE is greater than i
Haleiwa, Hawaii

Dole Plantation

Green World Coffee Farm
Wahiawa, Hawaii

Waimea Valley and Falls

Kawela Bay

National Junior Surfing Trials
Kawela Bay

Larry climbed to the top of
Diamond Head

Pipeline Ehukai Beach
Pupukea, Hawaii
Known for Surfing

Kawela Bay
North Shore 
Golf Cart Tour

The Pillbox

Turtle Bay Resort

Banyan Trees

Endangered Monk Seal

Endangered Turtles

Haleiwa, Hawaii

Laie Hawaii Temple

Kualoa Ranch

Valley of Temples
Memorial Park

Nu'uanu Pali Lookout

Makapu'u Beach Park and
Light House

Halona Blowhole
We saw it blow for miles.  Blew just a
little when we got there. 

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8

Should you not fear me?” declares the Lord.
    “Should you not tremble in my presence?
I made the sand a boundary for the sea,
    an everlasting barrier it cannot cross.
The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail;
    they may roar, but they cannot cross it.
Jeremiah 5:22