Monday, April 19, 2010

A couple extras...

Click on this photo to enlarge and see why I am coughing and hiding out indoors. POLLEN!



And here is a closeup I took of Isaac during our Easter visit. LOL! He has water coming out everywhere.


Easter with the Family

We had a nice visit in Knoxville for Easter, although we missed Sarah, who had to stay home and work.

Proud grandparents, Lee and Don.


My sister-in-law Alayna, with Isaac and the Easter bunny.


With a different Easter bunny...


My brother and awesome dad, Elie, with Isaac.


Himself.


Horsing around.


Me at the river.

Lee at the river.


Grandpop and Isaac. They definitely look related!


Awww....


Mama Lee and Isaac.


It's fun being an aunt.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scenes from Maui

More photos from Maui!

We drove up Mt. Haleakala (a volcanic crater which is TEN THOUSAND FEET!) in this Jeep. Those clouds are there because that's just air on the side of the road...air, drop-off, and no guard rail. The road was narrow, winding and scary, with insane tourists zipping around on it at top speed. I wonder how many tourists die each year on Maui in car accidents. I Googled my question but all I got was a long list of Maui personal injury lawyers.



We didn't get to see much of the crater because it was socked in all day by the clouds. What we did see, looked like a moonscape.



Silversword plant on Haleakala.



These next photos are nowhere near Haleakala. These are from the road to Hana, the wet side of the island.

Flower in the Garden of Eden:



Saw some snails at Ke'anae Pennisula. They are HUGE. Plants that are small houseplants on the mainland are as big as trees in Hawaii, too.









Thursday, April 08, 2010

More Maui photos

A Jackson's Chameleon that we saw lounging about Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm.



Saw these gliders above the lavender farm.



Mitch enjoys the Garden of Eden on the road to Hana.



Rainbow seen from the water off Ma'alaea.



Mitch at Kapalua Beach. Guide book said to go there, but it was full of tourists and signs saying "Keep Out" for the adjoining resorts. Bah. We didn't stay long.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

O'ahu

This top photo is from our hotel room on Maui, but the rest are from Waikiki.



Mitch with his friend Chuck and Chuck's girlfriend, Sherry.



Me on our hotel balcony on Waikiki beach.



Regatta sailing by in front of Waikiki beach, with surfers in the foreground. **IT'S WORTH IT to click on the regatta photos to enlarge if you are viewing this online.**