7.07.2011

weekend photo diary #2.

after checking into the hotel, we waited for the rest of the family to arrive, then headed to the pool for a quick dip and
a drink before the parade.

view from the pool deck.

by this time, the crowds had already gathered and i was literally shooting pictures from in between people's legs.

bethany hamilton, inspiration behind the movie soul surfer.
attacked by a shark while surfing.

after the parade, soul surfer played on the big screen.
the beach was already packed, so we had to set up
camp on the sidewalk.

the crowd!

day 2
we set out early again, grabbed coffee, and made our way towards the beach to watch the canoe races.

so glad we got there early...
...before the paddling crowd came. 

check out was at noon, so we ate lunch,
checked out, and headed home. sweet. home.
the weekend ended on a bit of a sad note for two reasons:
-as we were packing the car, i dropped my zoom lens. on the concrete. no camera bag. no padding. gahh. sad.
ok, not as sad as the next reason.
-sister #2 and her family had to say good bye to one of their dogs, lola. she had bone cancer. after receiving a call from my nephew saying she wasn't moving around, they rushed home to see her and decided to put her down.

up next: the zoo. stay tuned...

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31 comments:

  1. Love the pics you got!

    OMFG I'm soooo sorry about your camera and Lola :( that's so devastating... I just lost my doggie not too long ago. Ugh worse feeling ever and I know how it is to drop a camera.. TOTALLY PISSED OFF MODE.

    Hope you feel better! :)

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  2. I love parades- these pics are great- so sunny and fun! I can't wait for the zoo pics, I love the zoo too haha

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  3. I'm so jealous!!! Looks like an amazing time!

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  4. Awww beautiful pictures~~~

    sorry about the dog~~~ I’m sure she had a good life~~ RIP

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  5. Looks life you've had a great time. And your outfit is really cute :)
    I'm craving to go to the beach as well this summer.

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  6. Lovely pictures! You sound like you had a blast.

    Sorry about the dog and the lens. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    Jessie
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  7. Sorry to hear about your lens and Lola! I hate it when stuff like that happens, especially after a long, fun weekend...

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  8. wow, that parade look amazing! and i'm so sorry to hear about the lens and dog. :(

    cute & little

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  9. i'm always jealous of people who live in hawaii!

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  10. great pictures! now i want to go to Waikiki

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  11. Super cool photos. I love parades.
    Daphne.
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  12. beautiful photo!

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  13. Your photos are spectacular! And so sorry to hear about Lola. It's awful losing a pet, they are like family.

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  14. That looks like it was an awesome parade. Bummer about their dog, it sucks losing a family pet.

    That heat-changing nail polish looks cool. And I am still rather in awe that you live in Hawaii haha...

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  15. It looks like you had an amazing time!! So sad about the doggy...that's never easy :(

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  16. Looks like so much fun! And you look adorable! More like a babysitter then the mom! (you look young and cute!) xo

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  17. Gosh, girl! These photos are absolutely stunnnnning! Looks like you had a fab time!

    (And nail polish that changes with heat - that is so rad!) :)

    xoxoo
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  18. I really love the pictures, you're outfit and the colors.
    x

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  19. Looks like fun! I saw that parade when I was in Hawaii :)

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  20. I am so sorry to hear about Lola. :( It is such a loss when something like this happens.

    I am so glad that your vacation went well, though. It looks like you had a ton of fun. I love the pictures! I'm cool with living vicariously through you.

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  21. wow that looks like such a FUN time! although i'm so sorry about lola girl. so sad. hugs to your sister and family.

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  23. great ! hope you have a great moment

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  24. Looks like such fun! I wish I was there right now

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  26. great post! you've had a great weekend! hope mine is at good :) i hope that you succeed with what you set out for! a preschool with a boutique together sounds great! thanks for your comment xx

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  27. You are an excellent tour guide..thanks for the trip!!

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  28. You took some really great pictures!! I am a new follower from the super sunday blog hop. Feel free to stop by and follow me back:
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  29. Love the pics, I spent a week in Kauai few years ago, and loved it. New follower from the Chickenista hop, come by and say hi!

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