An Island Road Trip

September 29, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under daily life, family activities, Favorite Posts, hawaii, hawaii, Life in Hawaii, my family

This past weekend we decided to pack up the girls and take a road trip around the island. At first I was a little hesitant. My girls do not always fare well when they’re strapped into their car seats in close proximity of each other for long periods of time. Know what I mean? But we decided to give it a try anyway and it turned out to be such a great experience for everyone!

Here are the highlights:

Hanauma Bay


Sandy Beach

Windward Ho’olau’lea

Valley of the Temples

Ko’olau Mountains

Giovanni’s Famous Shrimp Truck in Kahuku

An afternoon snack : Shrimp Scampi

Matsumoto Shave Ice

Sunset at Haleiwa Beach Park

It took us 10 hours to complete our adventure!  And even though my back and butt were killing me by the time we got home, it was definitely one of the best family days we’ve had in a very long time. When Girlie Girl was finally tucked into bed, she said, “This was my best day ever.”

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Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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25 Responses to “An Island Road Trip”
  1. 1
    Sues2u2 says:

    Okay, now you’ve really got me wanting to go to Hawaii!

    And yep, totally get the whole too much closeness thing.
    .-= Sues2u2´s last blog ..I take it all back (well, almost) =-.

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    Teri says:

    What a fun trip! And you made some wonderful memories. I like seeing places I have been before too!! ;-) But I need to come back soon!!!!
    .-= Teri´s last blog ..Less than 5 minutes. =-.

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    Michelle says:

    Oh! We used to do that when we lived on Oahu! I miss the shave ice and the beaches!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Leaf Prints =-.

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    Renee says:

    I just finally got my DH to agree that he needs to take me to Europe and now I wanna go to Hawaii. LOL!

    Your day sure sounds like a lot of fun. You should see if the GoHawaii folks want this post. LOL!
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Because I’ve got nothing better to do!!! =-.

  5. 5
    Heatherlyn says:

    So beautiful!!!
    .-= Heatherlyn´s last blog ..Buddy-Boy Defines a Rooster =-.

  6. 6
    jana says:

    man…. these pics are making me miss hawaii! the things one can take for granted… i never knew of the valley of the temples! i’m going to have to do a road trip the next time i come back…
    .-= jana´s last blog ..need an animal sitter? =-.

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    Holly Schwendiman says:

    That does look and sound like the best day ever!!

    .-= Holly Schwendiman´s last blog ..Sowing Seeds =-.

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    Melissa says:

    I can’t believe you saw all of that in one day!! So amazing! What a great trip for your family (even of you were a bit sore by the end… :) )
    .-= Melissa´s last blog .. =-.

  9. 9
    Jenni Jiggety says:

    Soooooo spectacular….

  10. 10
    Lissete says:

    Sounds like the ultimate staycation! You hit many of my favorite spots! My hubby would be happy with just Giovanni’s though! :)
    .-= Lissete´s last blog ..Tips to Deck the Halls =-.

  11. 11
    tracey says:

    Beautiful settings and beautiful girls, Kailani!
    .-= tracey´s last blog ..The things I do =-.

  12. 12
    Naomi says:

    Wow- that brought back memories! (I grew up on the Windward side) Love seeing scampi served with two scoops of rice instead of the mainland pasta…
    .-= Naomi´s last blog ..Vote for Motherhood! =-.

  13. 13
    Pamela says:

    Love those road trips. Especially if I’m invited.. hint hint. ha ha.
    .-= Pamela´s last blog ..Fun Monday – Still hot for Starman =-.

  14. 14
    AmyT says:

    I love Hawaii. We try to get there to vacation every 18 months. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. It is such a beautiful place and these pictures are a great reminder. We have never brought our kids with, but we will be the next time we go. I can’t wait to show them all of these wonderful places.
    .-= AmyT´s last blog ..Change is in the Air =-.

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    Jamericanspice says:

    Oh look at that gorgeousness!! Whooo i want to live there!

    I’m glad you had a lovely trip with your family.
    .-= Jamericanspice´s last blog ..Let’s Support The Girls!!! =-.

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    Lorie Shewbridge says:

    OOOOO, I need to get to Hawaii!! Those are such beautiful pictures… including your lovely daughters. I’m so glad you got to spend some time with them on a special day before the baby comes, and I’m glad it was “the best day ever”.
    Now truthfully… how many times did you hear, “She’s touching me!” :-)
    .-= Lorie Shewbridge´s last blog ..Yoplait Thick & Creamy: Giveaway at It’s Serious This Time =-.

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    Amanda Rose says:

    Such beautiful photos! Love them:)

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    Mamma M says:

    ohhh man THAT is the life. beautiful little girls!
    .-= Mamma M´s last blog ..Graceful Baby =-.

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    henri says:

    The pictures from the valley of the temples looks absolutely fantastic, Chinese -style architecture is just amazing, so unique, eastern and vintage. Had to read this twice to double check that it was Hawaii, didn’t realise how much of a magical place it was.
    .-= henri´s last blog ..Tip-Top Road Trip Tips =-.

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    Toni @ Hemp and High Heels says:

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello! BEAUTIFUL pictures and lovely little ladies you have there.

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Toni @ Hemp and High Heels´s last blog ..Gravatar-Powered Profiles =-.

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    nathan says:

    that is so beautiful! I would love to go back there!
    .-= nathan´s last blog ..Contact Us =-.

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  23. 23
    pat says:

    I was on an island once and it amazes me how the people on the island live. It is like they do not care about time, or even make a point to look at what time it is. I think we could all learn something about that way of life.
    .-= pat´s last blog ..Industrial Curtain Tracking =-.

  24. 24
    Ginny says:

    I need a vacation so bad. Those pictures are so wonderful looking, i wish I could be on that beach now!
    .-= Ginny´s last blog ..Lift Table Bellows Guard =-.

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    birth certificates online says:

    That’s so beautiful and perfect place for visit. I am beach lover, and the sandy beach made me crazy. Hanauma bay is also perfect. You must have enjoyed there.



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