Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kona - Hawaii con't...

We left Honolulu and island hopped over to Kona. Arriving in Kona was awesome the entire airport was open, you could smell the ocean almost instantly!

We went on a whale watching was so cool to see the whales just in their natural habitat playing around in the warm waters.

This is called a whale footprint..can you see the area in the water where it's all smooth the whale just had came up for air and descended.

Ahh kinda caught his cool

Here you can see him arch his body as he's going back down

Playing at the beach, Nay-Nay and Sissy made friends-its a black sand beach soo cool

This beach had a natural cove..where the waves would crash against some big rocks then the water would come trickling in filling in this area. Little bit loved this because she could play in the water and not get knocked down from the waves.

One day we took a day and drove around the entire island.  There were some things we wanted to checkout and the volcano was one of them.  This is the volcano at The Volcano National Park in Hilo
Here you can see the lava glowing at was so awesome

The volcano during the day..the lava was flowing but at the different altitude it was difficult to see it. Here you can just see the steam and smoke from the lava

A rainbow at the volcano..awesome

As we drove around the island we saw some pretty awesome water is Rainbow Falls

This particular waterfall is well known... it is used in many of the most popular is Jurassic Park

We had quite a hike to get down there to see it but it was so worth it!

This is just another waterfall that was really cool.  You can see the ocean

We did do some tourist..sight seeing stuff but our most favorite thing to do was just to be beach bums!

Sis eating a snack...that keeps being washed away by the waves but she didn't care

Enjoying the waves as they crashed on the shore...this is one of my favorite pics

After being in the hot sun and playing in the waves we were thirsty so we enjoyed a jumbo snowcone!

Here you can really get a feel for how big it really was!

We went on a snorkeling cruise and Sissy was a little apprenhensive to get in the water, she so was much more content sunbathing on the boat with Grandma...don't blame her ;) was AMAZING to see all the beautiful color underneath us, the fish, the coral and even sea turtles!

This is getting suited up to go into the water.  The guy helping Nay-Nay is actually the owner of the Body Glove (Robbi) when we boarded the boat for the excursion we learned they were having a photo shoot for a video on their webpage so the owner was onboard.  He was awesome! He was so glad to have a young family on board that day he really pampered us! He gave nay-Nay, Sissy and Little bit endless smoothies they were in heaven or so they thought :)

Watch this video and see if you can spot Nay-nay he's in there

This beach was soo cool I don't remember the name of it but it wasn't very far from our condo and it was one of our favorites!  It had a huge sand bar that the kids could walk way out on which they thought was cool, but also it was loaded I mean loaded with sea turtles! You had to shuffle your feet so you wouldn't step on one, this one liked Nay-Nay I think