Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hawaiian Honeymoon

After 3 years of marriage and 2 kids, Garrett and I finally got to take our honeymoon! Garrett's squadron is participating in RIMPAC for the summer, a Navy exercise with different countries. This brought the Reagan to Hawaii for a week--and opened up the door for our fantastic Hawaiian Honeymoon!! I left the kids in Indiana and made the 8 hour flight west! We had an amazing time together--work free too, Garrett put in for leave and it got approved! I couldn't believe it! 6 days of fun in the sun with no kiddos! As much as I would have loved a honeymoon when we first got married, I definitely think we appreciated it much more now that we have been through 2 deployments and 2 children!

we started our trip off with lunch at Dukes and got an amazing Bailey's ice cream pie!
Lanikai beach in Kailua--the couple that introduced Garrett and I LIVE here!

hiking Diamonhead
quick kiss at the top!
insane view
snorkeling at Hanauma Bay--may have been my favorite day of the trip, it was awesome!

Garrett gave me a tour of the Ronald Reagan--this was inside his room, a 6 man room!
front of the ship, looking at the Arizona Memorial
the Mighty E-2 Hawkeyes
Garrett's window ;)
Dinner at Beach House at the Moana Surfrider

North Shore--the beach where LOST was filmed!
Garrett's boss had given him a real cuban cigar awhile back...we saved it for our last night with champagne!
Luau at the Hale Koa

Squadron Wetting Down at a bar in Waikiki
We ended the night with dancing and Denny's!

When it was time to leave we were both SO sad! We had an absolute blast with one another and are so thankful we got the opportunity to go--going back is a MUST!

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