Friday, June 26, 2015

You Had Me At Aloha



I have to confess that Hawaii was not at the top of my bucket list but we had five really good reasons to make the trip.  By the time our trip was over, Oahu had stolen my heart.  I loved the whole island but Turtle Bay, where we spent the last three days of our trip, completely captivated me.  From running and riding horses along the North Shore to watching the sunset and taking family photos, everything was memorable.

A movie called, "Mike and Chris Need Wedding Dates" was being filmed while we were there.  The girls were super excited to see Zac Efron in the lobby.  The parents were more excited to see Lavell Crawford (Saul's bodyguard from Breaking Bad) at the pool. Can't miss that guy!  He has quite a presence, especially in the baby pool.  Movie stars aside, it was crazy to see how much equipment and crew is needed when shooting a movie.

I toted my camera everywhere during our trip, even horseback riding, in an effort to share and preserve the moments.  I hope that I have conveyed the natural beauty of this island. The name of our blog kept floating through my head...Waltz Me To Heaven.  If heaven is anything like Oahu, please waltz me there tonight.


Linking with


Shaka

My babies

The sunsets were beautiful.

The pool lit up for filming.

Raoul teaching Sally how to clean the hoofs.

Chris and Sally had so much fun grooming the miniature horses and riding the big ones.

Late afternoon ride with the big kids.




Love these peeps.



7 comments:

  1. You have such a beautiful family! Enjoy your vacation!

    - Liz
    www.LizLizo.com

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    1. Thank you! We had a wonderful time!
      Traci

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  2. Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by :)
    Traci

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  3. isnt Hawaii just incredibly beautiful?? It is so relaxing and it really feels like paradise. It's kind of fun seeing them film a movie, but it is always amazing how much crew comes along to make it happen! Glad you had a nice trip, link through Friday favorites.

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    1. Yes! More beautiful than I'd imagined! Yes, the amount of trucks, tents and crew was crazy! Thanks for stopping by!
      Traci

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  4. It looks like you had a great time! Hawaii is totally on my list of places I want to travel to someday!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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    1. We did! Thanks! You will love it. Thanks for stopping by.
      Traci

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