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.
|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.|