50th State Fair

Hello Everyone!
I know that it has been a hot minute since I gave you a real post, so here is one about my life. The Boy and I recently went to the 50th State Fair here in Hawaii and it was pretty awesome. It had been a while since I had been. I didn’t really take a lot of pictures since it rained which you can clearly tell in the last few pictures. Hopefully we will be able to go to another fair later in the summer.

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This ride is called the Equinox and was the newest ride there. We tried it and it was super crazy. I talked a bit about this in my 5 things on a Friday post I’m not sure if I would ever ride it again though. The Boy and I paid a bit extra to pet farm animals which was interesting since quite a few parents brought their kids to do the same thing, but they also bought food. Most of the kids were pretty traumatized by feeding the animals.

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Such a cute donkey!

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I think this was a deer, but he had no sense of personal space which you can tell from the photo!

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miniature ponies, so cute! He was super calm too.

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There was 2 different types of cows there, and I can’t remember which kind this was.
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This llama was staring right at me as I took his picture, so portrait!

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turkey time! I think he was super worried about getting eaten because he kept making noises!

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The Boy said that this sheep? looked like he was wearing pants. There was more than one in the pen and they were fighting later.0604161715
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The Boy with all the goodies we left the Fair with. Cotton Candy, Dory, and a bear/dog.

I hope that you enjoyed this picture post and hopefully I will see you in another post soon!

Hawaii: Mighty Mo Adventure

Hawaii: Mighty Mo Adventure

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Hey!

I know that it has been a while since I’ve written a post here. I have been making youtube videos on a pretty regular basis, which is good in that sense but that also means that I’ve been slacking on my resolutions. I had been hoping on doing a resolutions for the new year post, but it’s been a while so maybe I won’t.

I really came to post about the adventure I went on this past weekend. So crazy enough living in Hawaii all these years I have never been to visit the U.S.S. Missouri. It has only been docked in Hawaii officially since January 29, 1999. For work, the Boy and I had the opportunity to participate as chaperones for the Overnight Encampment Program. Our program started Sunday afternoon and went until Monday morning. Our coordinator Neal, was super knowledgeable about the history of the U.S.S. Missouri and World War II in general. As you will see from the photo stream below ( I apologize for this post being image heavy) The ship is pretty amazing and has an amazing history!0117161655 a semi panorama view of the U.S.S. Missouri from the dock
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view of Pearl Harbor from the ship
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a photo of the official surrender
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copies of the documents of surrender
0117162019plaque where the official surrender documents were signed. According to Neal, this is the second piece of glass that was put in on the ship since the first one was damaged in combat since the ship went through several wars since it was first installed.

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The sunset from the ship was absolutely amazing. The photo at the beginning of this post was also a picture of the sunset.
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We helped to bring down the flag for the day.
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We also helped to fold the flag up for the day.
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models of the ship aboard the ship
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We also had the opportunity to raise the flag the next day.

If you are ever in Hawaii I highly recommend that you go and check out the U.S.S. Missouri. The tour and everything we got to do was really amazing! I was super enthralled with the history of the ship.Also to note, I probably at some point will do a post on the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial and the rest of Pearl Harbor since we talked about going back to play tourist. I hope that you enjoyed this post and that I will see you in another one very soon!

Skating Rink in Hawaii

Hey!

As I’ve watched Christmas movies over the years not to mention numerous occasions of watching ice skating competitions I’ve often envied the outdoor skating rinks. Being as I’ve lived in Hawaii most of my life I’ve never had the pleasure of skating on an outdoor rink until now. Last week, a mall near me called Ward Village decided to open up an outdoor skating rink for the whole month of December. The Boy and I decided to go check it out last night.
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It’s actually pretty awesome. The fees for the rink include skate rental and 1 1/2 hours of ice skating. Apparently they use the same technology to create the man made rink for ice shows around the country. It’s pretty safe.

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no lace up skates for this ice rink. They do have the option for hockey skates if you are really good, but we chose figure skates.

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He ended up being better than I was.

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Apparently my body has forgotten that year of ice skating lessons. Or perhaps I’ve become incredibly more unbalanced/disproportional than before?

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Even though ice skating came easier to grasp for him, standing still against the barrier was a harder feat. I don’t get it….

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We stopped at the small concession stand in the area to reward ourselves with their version of smore’s and beverages.

It was a great excursion and I’m glad that I got to experience an outdoor ice rink in Hawaii. Hopefully I’ll see you in my next post!

Hawaii: Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

Hello!
I’m back and I went hiking again. If you follow me on Instagram (@greyskysaturday) you will know that in April I had a random day off during the work week, so I took that opportunity to go hiking with a few of my friends. We did the Makapuu Lighthouse hike. I have blogged about this hike before here, but I thought I would show you some amazing pictures from this time around!
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My fabulous friends Rubik and Aiko
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The lighthouse

I hope that you enjoyed this post and I will see you very soon with another post!

Hawaii: Maui part 2

Hello!
I’m back with more from my trip to Maui. Sorry this post will be picture heavy, but you will enjoy it I promise! If you have not yet seen my vlog from this trip, feel free to check it out here!
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The living reef

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Maui harbor

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Travis playing with jellyfish

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fireball status

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fishes, sharks and stingrays swimming in straight lines

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Lahaina Jodo Mission temple

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Lahaina Jodo Mission Buddha

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sunrise from Haleakala

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bodhi tree at Makawao Hongwanji Mission

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Komoda bakery cream puffs, one of their specialties

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Travis at Alii Lavendar Farms

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street art in Paia town

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Tasaka guriguri, a local favorite

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I will be back soon with another post! I’m so glad that you are here with me 🙂

Hawaii: Maui part 1

Hello!
Sorry that it’s been a while, things as it seems to be the case for this year are crazy! Hopefully this week I’ll be able to catch up and schedule a few posts for the coming weeks! First up is a vlog of my trip to Maui that I took over Good Friday weekend. Pictures will be included in a separate post. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and prepare to watch the sunrise from Haleakala for a good 20 minutes for most of the video.

Hope that you enjoyed this peek into my life and I will be back very soon with pictures from this trip!

Hawaii: Diamond Head Hike

I wanted to post this sooner, but life has been crazy. In January, I had a random day off and one of my friends was off in the afternoon also, so we decided to do the Diamond Head hike, since she had never been to the top at the time.  She has gone multiple times since!

Since Diamond Head is an official hike and a very popular spot. There is parking near the entrance of the hike, I think it’s $5 for cars and $1 if you walk in, but if you do not want to pay you can always park in the surrounding areas at the bottom of the drive and walk in. There are official hours to this hike since it is a state park. 6a.m.-4:30p.m. be out of the park by 6p.m.

This is the sign near the trailhead. There’s also clean bathrooms and a park to play if you just want to hang out!

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View of the ocean from the top
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View of part of Waikiki from the top
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Map at the top
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Instagram shot!

I actually did take more photos from the hike, but my itouch ate them! I seriously do not know what happened, but they are no longer there. Things to know about this hike, it is actually less than a mile all uphill and paved, but at the very end there are a ton of stairs! There is a different way to get up that has less stairs, but still there are stairs!

I remember doing this hike when I was younger and over the years they have renovated the hike to make it easier for people. Perhaps one day I’ll have to find some old photos of Diamond Head and post them here! See you soon!