In honor of the Oscars (which I really didn't see), I thought my trip to Hawaii with Bill last week deserved awards...so here goes:
"Most Romantic Moment"
Just uninterrupted time with Bill. This is SO rare in our lives lately. It was wonderful to have a full conversation with him. So glad we could re-connect for our 10 year anniversary!
"Most Historical Moment"
Pearl Harbor was awesome. I had been as a child, but really got it this time. We also toured a submarine(the Bowfin) on the property. This made me absolutely certain that I would have rather died than been stationed on a submarine. What amazing men!
"Most 'Hang Ten' moment"
Watching surfers on the pipeline, while eating yummy fresh pineapple. So cool. Bill actually surfed on this trip, but I will let him post about this if he wants. I'm sure I couldn't do it justice.
"Most Luxurious Moment"
Hotel beds, for the most part, SUCK. Well, not this baby. I could have gotten lost in this bed. So comfy.
We watched the firework show at the Hilton on Friday. They basically took a 1/2 an hour worth of fireworks and crammed them into 5 minutes. Spectacular, loud, but quick. Besides, what says tropical island like a big string of fireworks?
"Most Nostalgic Moment"
I found a Round Table Pizza! Round Table was my Jr. High hangout, but Round Table left Utah a few years back. Best pizza EVER. I was giddy with delight.
"Most Taken-Care of Moment"
My cousin, Linda (and hubby Paul) spend most of February in Hawaii, so they took us around. They took us to the most beautiful church, gorgeous drives, AND the best part; Paul is a former JAG man, so he's got military access. We were treated to all the cool military parts of the island. They took us to the coolest brunch buffet at the marine officers club ( this was the "Most Glutenous Moment") and to their cool private military beach. Linda is famous for taking care of everyone, so she even had diet cokes and trashy, tabloid magazines to enjoy while there. Thanks guys for the hospitality!!!
(I know...she looks my age...she's 21 years older than me. It's disgusting. Paul kept wondering why we would hang out with the elderly.)
"Most Puzzling Moment"
Why do Japenese men dress like girls and Japanese women wear high heels on the beach?
"Most Hilarious Moment"
Waimea Bay...beautiful North Shore beach. The waves crash right at the shoreline. This provided a lot comical moments of people falling down.
We drove by the ranch that "Lost" (our favorite TV show) is filmed. Lo and behold, this Dharma vehicle pulled out on a flatbed in front of us. If you are into "Lost", you know this is cool! We followed it forever, which leads to ......
our "Other Lost Moment"
We really got lost. Hard to do on an island, but we achieved it. They don't really believe in street signs. It's hard to "Drive with Aloha" when there are few street signs.
Choco covered macademia nuts, fresh pineapple, shaved ice with ice cream, amazing steaks....and Round Table Pizza.
"Biggest Revisit to the 90's"
Yes, there are still Planet Hollywoods. There are only 5 now. We thought it would be fun, but really, it's so lost the charm. Sad.
(Bill being punched out by Sly Stallone)
"Most Dangerous moment"
The gorgeous, but extremely rainy hike to Manoa Falls. It was like being in a rain forest, emphasis on the rain. It's amazing we got up and back without slipping face first into the mud. So worth it!
"Best Moment Ever"
Coming home to these sweeties. Can I just say that Quinn is going to wear this Hawaiian shirt everyday because it's SOOOOO cute on him.
Grandma and Grandpa Sackewitz watched our kids for us. We are always amazed that we each have parents who love to watch our kids. Not many people do. Thanks again guys....they miss you!