September 19, 2011

Howards Take On Hawaii: Days 1 & 2

Let me just start out by saying:

1. Prepare yourself...for picture overload...for the next 4-5 posts. Sorry kids, but I gotta keep everyone posted on our Hawaiian vacay so bare with me.

2. Jet lag has kicked in...full force...and so has the 5 hour time difference. My body wants to go to bed on Hawaii's clock, not Houston's, and therefore I'm workin' on less than 3 hours of sleep.

3. Forgive me...I don't remember the names of over half the places we went. Considering the Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters, everything looks/sounds the same. The lack of sleep is no help here either.

4. If you EVER get the opportunity to go to Hawaii-GO.

Anyways-on with the show!

Island: Oahu
City: Honolulu/Waikiki


12 hours of traveling, 2 glasses of wine, 1 shot of patron, and 1 mimosa later...
we were FINALLY there.
(I'll be real honest right now...that flight SUCKS.)
Iced AND lei'd at the same time? 
Yes, please!

Classy, right?
Hostesses with the mostesses! 
First stop: mai tais at the oldest tiki bar on the island! (exhibit A of my forgetfulness...)
Our view from Brian's condo.
Diamondhead in the back...
Waikiki Beach in the front...

Just a typical stroll down the beach...

Rosalyn and I at Rumfire
I'm so bad at that hand sign thing....(Call me?)
Beau found it appropriate to wear his leis all night long...
Of course we would end the night at the Waikiki Yardhouse...
Not even gonna lie-we crashed almost every night by 10pm so you already know night #1 was no exception.


Seeing that our bodies were 5 hours ahead of the time, we woke up at the crack-of-freaking-dawn to knock out the Honolulu Zoo! (Our coogs were playing that day which explains all the UH getup. By the looks of things, Beau clearly dressed himself this morning...)
All of the flowers in Hawaii are to. die. for.. I honestly think I was more intrigued by the the plants more than the animals. Weird?

Rosalyn and I were mesmerized by this guy.
You try standin' on one leg all day...

Who doesn't love giraffes?!
Tell me that isn't breathtaking?!
(...and by breathtaking I mean "freezing cold")

First time at Waikiki Beach!

Up next...the day the resulted in the unrememberable (is that a word?) meal, a baaaaad case of the hiccups and a $250 hotel bill...


  1. IDK why, but this post isn't showing up in Blogger..only on my twwwweeeeeeterrrrrr. Moving along...I'm sad we {meaning I} didn't get into this Hawaii plan. I'm a good travel partner and I mean Beau does follow me now so we are friends too right?! All these pictures make me want to go back to Hawaii STAT!!

  2. New follower! I love your blog! Looks like you had a great time in Hawaii! Can't wait to see the rest of your posts and pictures! Great pictures!

  3. Those lei's are so cute & that water is unbelievable!

  4. Looks like a wonderful trip! When we were in Maui last year the time change was horrible! I think we were in bed by 10 every night too!

  5. Oh my gosh... LOVE these gorgeous pictures! Looks like you had the best time ever.
    And now I reallllllly need a vacation :)

  6. gorgeousss!!!! omg i want to goto hawaii wicked bad...but i cant see myself tackling that hideous flight! but it seems completely worth it

    look at you all fab in your zebra bikini! i cant wait to see the rest of your pics!


  7. LOVE Hawaii!! I totally agree with you when it comes to flying TOTALLY sucks!

    Looks like you guys had a great time!

  8. I'm so in love w/ zebra print stuff, so I love your bathing suit (you would love my bed set and new heels I bought last week haha). The pictures of the animals are so adorable too. Can't wait to see more.

  9. omg i love love love all the pictures. i want to go to hawaii so bad! it's on my bucket list for sure.

    i bet yall had so much fun. i'm looking forward to the next post!

  10. Beauitful. I've always heard great things & not so great things about Hawaii! Looks as if you had a wonderful time.

  11. Great pics! I went to Hawaii for my honeymoon and LOVED it! I loved the weather, the flowers, the water, the beaches, everything! I can't wait to go back (but I agree, the flight sucks)!

  12. OH my gosh ... looks absolutely fabulous. I want to go so bad!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. one comment: HOT BODY BITCH!!!!!!!!!!! I'll take it! ughhhhh you make me want to go to Hawaii even MORE now. DAMNIT!!! can't wait to see the rest of the pics.

  14. HAHA love Lindsey's comment! You guys look great! Hawaii looks gorgeoussss! Can't wait to see more picture!

    Oh, and I love how y'all were in your Houston gear at the zoo!

  15. oh wow!!! That beach looks amazing!! I'm so jealous!

  16. Wow, what gorgeous pictures! I've always wanted to go to Hawaii. *sigh* Great blog!

  17. It looks like you had an awesome trip! Your pics are beautiful! I can't wait to see more!

  18. I love how we're both doing recaps at the same time! :) Our flight was AWFUL!!!! We had a 14hr trip from Ohio... I'm still getting used to being back on Ohio time! Beautiful pictures! <3

  19. Oh my gosh, everything is STUNNING!!!!! I have never been and I'd love to go! And you are skinny and tan. I'm jealous. Hahaha. Can't wait to see moreeeeee!! Get some rest!

  20. Wow... EVERYTHING is gorgeous!!! Love your swimsuit, too, skinny gal!

  21. I am beyond jelly of this little vacay of yours! Looks like it was amazing AND I looooooove that zebra swimsuit!


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