Kristina J. in Hawaii

Monday, December 10, 2012


Life Bucket List #3: Visit all 50 states of America--Check

Uhh...wow. I can't even say how awesome this trip was. Everyone keeps asking me what Hawaii was like and all I can say is It's exactly as wonderful as you might imagine it to be
It's an exotic clash of modern structures and wild, untamed mountain forests and as many colors of blue as there are beaches. I got to combine my sightseeing with helping an Army-wife friend fix up her house for her husband's return from his tour in Afghanistan so I didn't feel like a useless tourist the entire time (though I did shamelessly have my picture taken in front of every major landmark we came across, even the car). HA. 
Highlights were tasting fresh pineapple at the Dole Plantation, the Samoan dude at the Polynesian Cultural Center (you rule, sir...very, very funny), Pearl Harbor (the atmosphere is so unbelievably monumental), pigging out on coconut shrimp too many times at the shrimp trucks in the historic town of Hale'iwa and the East Coast (I will long for another sight of you til the day I die). 


15 comments:

  1. Dreamy photos! Glad you had a great time!! I totally want to go back one day. :) (though I have like 30 states I should probably visit first).

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  2. Wow! Looks like you had a great time! You look fantastic!! Love the pics :)

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  3. Isn't it amazing?? I went back in '05 and have been wanting to take my husband ever since!! Totally gorgeous :)

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  4. Glad you had a good time! I grew up in Hawaii and always love going home.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  5. Just beautiful!! You look stunning in the white dress!!

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  6. We went this summer and I feel like a part of me is still hanging on the beach, or eating at the shrimp trucks as well! A lovely lovely place to go.

    Your blog is wonderful by the way! It's made me excited about sewing again, thank you. :)

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  7. Lovely place...I just love white and you look gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful! My coworker lived in Hawaii and later moved to Philadelphia (GASP!) and I've always dreamed of stuffing myself in her suitcase for her many visits back. I hope you had the experience of a lifetime... and all 50 states? You go girl!

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  9. We went to Hawaii for our honeymoon many, many years ago. It was beautiful! So glad you have completed that item on your bucket list. Impressive!

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  10. That looks incredible and seriously, that food truck made my mouth water. Silly, I know! You look gorgeous and the vacation looks heavenly!

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  11. That dress you are wearing in the first and last photo could so be renamed "Hawaiian breeze"!

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  12. I really love the striped maxi skirt outfit!!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  13. Hi Kristina,
    I'm loving all of your modest looks while in Hawai'i! You're stunning!

    Chandra
    More Modern Modesty

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  14. All 50 states!? Kristina that's awesome!! That's one of my top bucket list goals for my life so I definitely think it's so awesome that you did that.
    I have to ask, which was your favorite one out of all of them?

    Also, I am OBSESSED with that shirt. So cute.

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  15. Glad you had a wonderful time in my home state of Hawaii! I must admit, we're a bit spoiled. Not a day goes by that I don't grow tired of seeing the ocean. Our children grow up in the water. Oahu is a wonderful mix of urban jungle and laid back island style. My wardrobe consists of flowy dresses, beach sandals, a laid back vibe, and every once in a while, I get dressed up for a night out for a happy hour or two.

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