the greatest place i ever drank a modelo

sorry for the blog delay!  we have been sooo busy having fun.
we wrapped up our stay at the royal kona and then drove back to little hilo.
 the next day we went back to honoli'i and the waves were huge!
 toby didn't appreciate the dunk..
 but he did appreciate being brought along.
 the bro's were totally ready to surf the ginormo waves.

 we watched from the shore.
 there is surfer andrew!
 the next day, we wen to south point!  i had never been, but i've always wanted to.  it is the most southern point in the united states.
 there are all kinds of places to explore and climb.  oh, and the wind was outrageous.  like totally and completely painful and insane wind.  lucky for you, reader, these pictures are far more peaceful and easier to look at than actually standing in these places.  more on the wind later..
 this is a sea cave of sorts.  it took everyone's pleading to keep andrew from diving in.
 side note: happy 5 year anniversary to the love of my life!!  we got a massage by the water in kona to celebrate, but there were no pictures.  it was amazing, relaxing, and the perfect way to celebrate.  andrew, i love you!
 andrew and his muscles.
 while standing in this cave andrew stated that i is officially the most amazing place he has ever drank a modelo.  note, again, the wind.
 jon and his modelo.
 andrew reaaaaally wanted to jump in.
 then he decided to do a pushup on the edge of america.
 southpoint holla!
 then we decided to head off to green sands beach.  we knew it was a bit of a walk, but we weren't totally sure what that entailed.
 ps- windy.
 haley and i started walking while the boys went to fetch the cooler.  there were long stretches of rocky coast and crashing waves as far as the eye could see!
 our path on the left and the ocean on the right.

 we leaned into the wind and it caught us.  crazy.
 and we hiked on.

 pause for a windy photo.
 love that white log.
 ahhhh wind!!!
 my shirt was blowing away.
 look at those crashing waves!
 we paused to wait on the boys/cooler.
 look at those colors.
 here come the boys!
 we kept pressing on.
 my feet looked like the simpsons.
 hey check out this sad sight... millions of fishing nets.
thankfully, a man with a pickup drove by and let us hop in the back!
 and we made it!!
 we climbed down to the beach.
 it is one of the most beautiful sights i have ever seen.  but i was being pelted with wind and thousands of green sand particles.
 getting down to the beach was interesting and the wind was not any lighter down there.
 it was so beautiful!
 here goes andrew into the waves.
 andrew and haley jumped in and it smashed them- note that only toes and hair is visible.
 jon and i were chilly.
 the waves were massive!
 after much beach/wave playing, we began the long hike home.  haley and i wore towels for protection.
 we made it back to the car and waved at some horses as we drove away.
 the trip home takes us right past punalu'u black sands beach.  we stopped in to see some honu.
what-up honu?!?!
 black sands!
 haley hung out with mr. turtle.
 it was a nice ending to the day.

i want to wish a big happy birthday to nan gill!!  she is such an important person in my life and i hope she knows how much she is loved!!  xoxo, nan!  hope your day is full of celebration!


  1. oh my gosh that is so beautiful!! i love all the colors and the turtle is amazing. ben wants to hold it!!he is literally trying to hold it through the computer...

  2. Hey Lins Thanks for the birthday greeting!!!!! I love you sooo much! Glad you and your best buds are having a great time! Happy 5th anniversary! These pics of the green sands are amazing! love nan