Tell All Tuesday: A Summer Flashback

Happy Tuesday everyone!! This week's topic: 
I am excited to share with you my favorite summer flashback - when we went to Hawaii in 2007!!

Look how BEAUTIFUL it is!! That first picture is of Carly Summer when she was only 6!! The second is a pic of Diamondhead Volcano on Oahu. We stayed at the Wyndham Waikiki Beachwalk. 

This was our view from the balcony. 

It was a family vacation because my cousin Kathleen graduated from high school and wanted to go to Hawaii. Well, OKAY!! It was mom, dad, me, Carly, my sister and bro-in-law, aunt, uncle, cousin, grandmother. Here are some family candids:

It was such an amazing trip!! 

Turtle Bay where they were filming Lost!! We didn't see any stars though. 

Beautiful sunset!

We went snorkeling in Hanuama Bay and saw sea turtles!!

We also visited Pearl Harbor. It was a very sobering experience. 

You arrive at the memorial early and stand in the long, long line hoping to get a ticket for the day. 

When you step onto the memorial, it's silence. There literally isn't one single sound save the gentle lapping of water around the memorial. You walk down and peer over the edges and see the Arizona right below the surface, like you could just take a step in and touch it. 

You can still see the oil leaking on the surface. 

I am still amazed at the respectfulness shown on the memorial. Even though Carly was only six, she still remembers how in awe she was. I am so glad we were able to experience this and I will definitely visit again when we go back. 

Had some fun playing indoor 3D Mini Golf. 

And we learned all about lei making. 

Why yes, we did have matching outfits! I made them myself. 

Hula lessons!

I would go back in a heartbeat!! 

Well that's it! I do hope you link up with us because I would love to see your favorite summer flashbacks! 
Thanks for reading!
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