In 2008, my son got married in Hawaii.
Being the Good Son that he is, he sent me round trip tickets! He said it was "Unthinkable to get married without my Mom here"!
So I flew there with my daughter and her Fiance. I don't think I would have had the courage to go by myself, as much as it meant to me!
We didn't really get to see much of the Island, we were driven straight to the Camp. They rented an entire oceanside camp for the wedding and guests. It had cabins, a beautiful Lodge, huge grassy areas and even a place for tents. So Beautiful. So the first day we mostly went in the ocean and played on the beach. It was fun getting to know all the guests and the Bride's Family.
The second day we were there, the whole *wedding party* went "Skyjumping"! I'm thinking "Please don't kill yourselves the day before the Wedding!" OMG, I could hardly stand to watch!
However, they made it safely back to earth, and the third day was the wedding, which brings me to these pictures! LOL
That night was a wonderful, catered dinner and a hilarious Impromptu *Talent Show*...................I twirled my cane like a majorette to accompanying March Music! Too funny! They went around the whole group and everybody had to do "something".
On the morning of the wedding, people raked and swept the beach and set up the Arch, (My son built it!) they were to stand in. All this was done while most of us were dragging around with our morning coffee and starting to get ready.
When we all gathered at the wedding spot, this sea turtle came up out of the water, made its way over toward the wedding party, and stayed to watch the whole thing! It was soooo neat!
I had never seen one *up close and personal* like that, and it didn't seem the least afraid. When the wedding was all over, it slowly went back into the ocean! What a treat that was!
I sneaked in the camo lizard because after the wedding and reception, our families went to my son's house. While I was lazing away in the hammock, I saw this guy run across the wall, puffing its neck in and out at me, then wedged itself into the *hiding place* in the rock wall. I just thought it was interesting and cute, don't know what kind it was.
That night, late, we flew back home. Such a neat trip and one I never dreamed of having, even for three days!
Enjoy the sea turtle js! :-)