Saturday, April 30, 2011

island hopping

First off, I'm sorry I've been absent from the blog world for the past week.
It has been such a hectic week for both me and the hubby. I barely found time to sleep, let alone blog.
But, I'm back, and hopefully the next few weeks won't be quite as crazy.

Today has been an awesome day. 
It started out with a wonderful workout with my favorite exercise group class.
Then, my darling friend Erika and I hiked out to an adorable little island about a quarter mile off the beach.

The water is pretty shallow all the way out there. Sometimes it's only calf-deep while other times it's chest-deep.  It was my second time going out there and Erika's first time. 
Meet Erika guys. She is basically my best friend.

She's leaving Hawaii for good in a couple weeks though (so sad).
So we've been trying to have a few adventures together. 
We had such a good time exploring this tiny little island today. 
It was absolutely beautiful.
I was terrified to bring my nice camera, so I brought my little point-and-shoot camera all wrapped up in zip-lock bags to protect it from our hike through the water.
I managed to get a few lovely shots though.

Tonight, I'm having a get-together with all my co-workers that 
should be tons of fun, so check back for those pictures soon!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

aw, that looks like so much fun! I'm sorry your friend is leaving! Those are awesome pictures, what kind of point and shoot do you have?

Windy said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome pictures!!

Natalie said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks like an amazing day!! Glad you had a good time with your friend. :)

angie on maui said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Candace,
I'm visiting you from FTLOB's WW. Your beach thumbnail photo caught my eye and after reading a few of your posts, I was happy to find that you are another island-blogger. :) I also find our home here in Hawaii to be a 'magical' place; most days, it feels like an everyday fairytale/dream-come-true, and others, I find myself missing the conveniences of life on the mainland.

I'm following you now, and looking forward to reading along! Hope you're having a great weekend.


Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad you're back, Candace! :)

And that pictures were the perfect beginning to my Sunday. They're absolutely breath-taking!

-♥- lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

so gorgeous!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

A FEW lovely shots? Those are all AMAZING! I love love love the colors and the clarity - what a great day!

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous pictures! Your adventure sounds so much fun!

Leah said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun little beach and great pictures- they are so pretty and calming, which is a great feeling going into finals week! hehe!

Kimberlee said... Best Blogger Tips

Your photo's are beautiful. Gorgeous.