Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas 2010: Mele Kalikimaka

Merry Christmas everyone.  What a nice holiday break this year!  Instead of two weeks that involved a quick transition straight into Christmas as soon as I arrived, we had this nice week leading up to it.  My best friend Doc arrived on Monday and although we like to lay around and enjoy the downtime, we've had a chance to get out and do some kind of outdoorsy sort of stuff.  Yes, I can hardly believe it myself.  I think that the downpour of rain for several days really gave us the push to get out and enjoy the sunshine.  Below are some of the pictures from our escapades over the last couple of days.


As you can see in this picture, the storms pushed all sorts of debris up onto the beach.  In one sense it's nice to know that the junk isn't out in the water, and on the other hand, it's a little freaky to see what comes out to land on the beach!  Once you got over the wood and stuff stacked on the beach, the sand and water were beautiful.  (Temple & Hukilau Beach)

Here's my friend "Doc," who wanted to be in the picture as "proof" of her Christmas holiday.  My mom wasn't quite as eager to be on camera.  

We decided to take advantage of the day and drove down to hike to the lighthouse. We hadn't ever done it before, so we thought it was as good a time as any!  On the way, we stopped off at the Pali Lookout, which looks down over Kaneohe Bay.  It's really breathtaking.

Below are the pictures from the top of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.  The hike actually killed all three of us, which it really shouldn't have, but we're not exactly up to snuff this time of year.  I'll tell you, I sure made a New Year's Resolution to hit cardio a bit more after hiking up that trail!  We're all hobbling around, which is pretty funny to see, but the hobbling was well earned, right?  You can see the view we were able to take in.  

It's kind of fun to be sunburned and sore from all of the hiking we've done.  Now we're going to settle in for a nice Christmas Day.  To everyone out there, I hope you have a wonderful, Merry Christmas!


  1. So. Jealous. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  2. A very Merry Christmas to you!!

  3. Heidenkind--Sorry!!! :) If only you were here! Then we could sell sea shells by the sea shore, right? :)

    Elisabeth--Thank you so much and same to you!

  4. I hope your Christmas is perfect. Enjoy time with family and friends.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family Becky and to Doc!

    I'm so jealous of these wonderful photos when all I'm staring at is piles of snow and wearing winter clothes. lol.

    Have a great day!

  6. Diane--Thanks! I hope you've had a great one too.

    Darlene--Ah, thanks Darlene. I hope you have been having a great holiday & surviving the puppy! :)

  7. Wow!! I think I would have preferred your Christmas this year! I'm all for winter wonderlands, but some warm ones would be nice too, especially when they look like that!