Sunday, May 29, 2011

Our Fabulous Trip to Italy

Wow! All I can say is wow! The weather was amazing, the people were fun and the sights were incredible! We took off for Rome on May 17th and after 12 hours on a plane we landed in Rome and proceeded to find a train, a subway and then walk to our hotel which took about 4 hours from landing. We didn't sleep for 48 hours and then did that same thing on the way back. But even for all the hectic time traveling there, it was still wonderful!

I have never walked so much in my life and my feet have never hurt so much! We walked from sight to sight ALL day long and then rested our weary feet for a brief night's sleep and did it all again the next day. We walked at least 40-50 miles in all.

We saw stunning ancient Roman sights, amazing Tuscan wine country, a beautiful Medieval castle, and countless incredible pieces of art and I even got hit on by a brazen Venetian waiter! Botticelli's The Birth of Venus truly moved me. It was a trip I will never forget!

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Our favorite things about Hawaii

Seeing the Laie Hawaii Temple.

Eating Shave Ice at Aoki's! Yummy!

Finding sweet-smelling plumeria flowers everywhere and putting them in our hair.

Body-surfing the big waves in warm Pacific waters.

Snorkeling at Sharks Cove and Olivia looking cute in her swimsuit!

Playing in the Dole Plantation Gardens.

Ahhh the breath-taking scenery and cool turtles at Turtle Beach.

We can't wait to go back!