Sunday, July 1, 2012

AAO Hawaii

This year, the Annual Orthodontic Convention was in Oahu so I felt it necessary for me to accompany Wes. We had such a great time. We went to meetings and receptions for the first half then we went up to the north shore and stayed at Turtle Bay. We snorkeled, surfed, ate shave ice, explored Pearl Harbor, visited the Polynesian Cultural Center, drove around the island, survived an intense hike, and swam to an off-shore island. Hawaii is ALWAYS a blast. Even though it took us an eternity to get there from Kentucky, it was well worth the trip!

Amazing view from the pre-gala. (gala = a party before the party for cool people only)

Boat ride to see the USS Arizona

The island we swam to; not quite a full mile round trip.

We needed our shoes to hike on the island when we got there so we used a string from one of my swimsuits and tied our flip-flops around Wes' waiste. haha

This is how beautiful the drive around the island is. LOVE the palm trees :)

I think this is one of my favorite temples. (I think I say that about all of them) This picture doesn't do it justice either.

Bet ya can't guess what song this is...

This was one intense hike! We climbed all the way to the top! It was like doing the mega-stairstepper for half hour each way. That's Wes in the white shirt coming down.

Polynesian Cultural Center

One of several amazing lookouts.


  1. So jealous!! It looks like a lot of fun!

  2. Wow so pretty! Some day I'll make it there...ha and ya I couldn't guess what song that was I couldn't hear any music....weird! I'm jealous you've made 3 trips there in the time I've made....none!