Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aloha Hawaii!

Do you ever feel like you need a vacation?


Somewhere far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life...



Somewhere you can kick off your shoes and just relax?



Then come with me, friends, to the islands of Hawaii. 



We'll stroll the golden beaches...


and cool off with a dive into the turquoise sea...


We'll take in the views from the cliffs...



And hike down to the tide pools.




At sunset, we'll arrive to the luau and check to make sure the volcano rocks smoking our Kahlua pork are still nice and hot.


Then we'll order a festive drink from the tiki bar...


and sit back for the show!




Amid all the celebrations, we must also take some time to remember those who served.



And the brave sacrifices they made for the country they loved. 


We will cherish the beauty of life. 


And all the treasures of the magnificent earth we share.


 


And when the sun is setting and the moon is rising above the golden clouds into the evening sky, we'll look forward to saying "Aloha" to another day in paradise.


Because this, my friends, is a truly wonderful world.


These photos were taken from a trip to Oahu, Hawaii in 2017. 

Aloha au ia 'oe, hoa.

~ Nel

25 comments:

Sandi said...

So much bliss!

Susie said...

Nel, I loved the photos. So glad you got to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial. I love you(too), friend. Blessings , xoxo, Susie

LoveT. said...

The Images are adorable! Thank you for sharing Nel. :)

lovely Greetings from Vienna <3

Susan said...

Oh Nel. That does, indeed, sound dreamy. What a magnificent vacation that would be. I know you and your love will have a wonderful time (you already are!) So lovely to escape the day to day drudge in such a place. Susan

Blogoratti said...

Beautiful looking island and spectacular photos indeed. Greetings.

Rose said...

I could use a vacation about now...thanks for the visual aid.

Connie said...

Thanks for allowing us to be part of your lovely vacation . . . your photos are great! We visited Maui once. Some of the things that I remember were the amazing colored fish as we snorkeled the shoreline and the way the air smells like flowers on matter where you are on the islands. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation:)

Pam Jackson said...

YES.....a trip to Hawaii would be nice but at this point I would take a beach trip to Fla. right now! Looks like you had a great vacation.

Jeanie said...

Totally divine!

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm glad you got a chance to relax in Hawaii before school starts. The water is such a pretty blue-green. Love that picture of you and Renecke on the rock. : )

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nel,

Looks like you had the perfect vacation away in Hawaii and I enjoyed seeing all your lovely photos. Great to be able to get away to enjoy the sun and relaxation.
hugs
Carolyn

Nana Diana said...

Lucky you, Nel! What a blessing to be able to enjoy all that beauty. xo Diana

Pilar said...

I love looking at pictures of Hawaii! I hope to visit there one day! Beautiful photos!

TARYTERRE said...

i enjoyed the fact you included us in your trip. it was a lovely visit.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

We haven't had a chance to travel outside of the country, but we had a spectacular STAYCATION this weekend and discovered new things right under our noses. No matter where you go, if you keep the wonder and just go a few steps further than you usually do, it makes a huge difference! Great shots, Nel!

Bety said...

I've never been to Hawaii, and I enjoyed your wonderful pictures! Beautiful place! Thank you for sharing!

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing!

Debby Ray said...

I've always wanted to go there...maybe someday! GORGEOUS photos!

Aritha said...

So nice! I love to see your pics. What an amazing area! What sort of climate is there?

A Quiet Corner said...

Nel, you did an OUTSTANDING job of putting this sequence together with your pix and commentary! It is a beautiful place...another world inside ours...:)JP

carolina g. ticala said...

A great entry, I love your blog !!! happy day!!!
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The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

How lovely Nel! Hawaii is a beautiful place to vacation. Your photos tell a beautiful story. It's been a long time since our visit. Thanks for taking me back. ♥

nonie everythingsewing said...

Thank you for the trip, the piture just take me away. Who needs Calgon when you can bask in the pictures and pretend you are there.

Nonie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Nel, Beautiful photos of your time in Hawaii. So relaxing and I imagine your vacation was amazing. Thank you for sharing your photos and inspiring words. Have a great week. xo