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trip to lanai!

Thought I would throw up a little recap from our trip to Lanai.  So bummed we had to leave this place! 

(All the images here are shot on my little Canon point & shoot and heads up...this is a very long post!)

We spent a lot of time LOUNGING big time at the pool.  
a shot of Manele bay:
One night we headed out for a Sunset Cruise on the Trilogy:
all smiles and then about 10 seconds after this photograph I was SOAKED by a very large wave...
loved the lighting that evening...the sky was gorgeous!
a group shot after we got off the boat and then we had dinner and a lovely show with hula & fire dancers:
we also had fun up at the Koele Lodge:
the grounds were beautiful...hotel is behind us:
played a little croquet:
later that evening we had dinner and danced at the Lanai City Grille.  
We also hung out on the 12th hole of The Challenge golf course for a beautiful sunset view (Fun Fact: Bill Gates was married here):
and we headed up to The Challenge for drinks one afternoon.  The view is breathtaking from this place!
we also had an awesome birthday dinner made by our friends (local fresh caught sea bass and a homemade cake) oh and these fabulous hats!
and did a little hike to Sweetheart rock:
how wild is that bright blue wave crashing?  love this place.
and lastly, lots of beach time...including a BBQ, lounging and...
swimming with spinners (wild dolphins that come to the bay to rest-having wild dolphins swim under you, around you is one of the coolest things I've done in a very long time.  BUT, very scary at first to warm up to swimming with them...)
by the way...that hat was the best $12.95 I've spent in a long time.
missing this place a lot today in this rainy SF weather...
such an incredible trip!

thanks again to our amazing hostess and for everyone making our birthdays special on this trip! ok, no more birthday related posts from this point on...promise!


  1. Gorgeous pictures! You do pretty well with your point and shoot! :)

    I'm just a *few* miles away on Oahu and we haven't made it to Lanai yet. Still on the list-- our fave island by far is Kauai.

  2. Wow! That blue doesn't even look real! What a blast...
    I love the yellow umbrellas. Thanks for sharing your trip!

  3. Wow, gorgeous pics! And how cute is your style? Love that dress you wore sailing!

  4. What gorgeous photos...looks like an amazing trip ! Love your printed maxi dress !!


  5. gorgeous pics! thanks for posting . . . you look fab in every one! love that first dress, what is it????

  6. Gorgeous scenery! I could just jet off there right now, it sounds like a fantastic trip

  7. why I'd have a hard time leaving.
    you all are so darn cute and good looking. you match that place.

  8. Beautiful pictures Carlee, looks like a great time!

  9. Gorgeous photos - I need my vacation to get here quickly!

  10. looks beautiful! I LOVE your black romper.....must have one, where's it from?

  11. looks like an amazing trip!

  12. such beautiful pictures! Makes me want to jump on a plane right now!

  13. Looks like you had an amazing time!!! The pictures so absolutely beautiful, the scenery must have been breathtaking! I envy you!

  14. you came back with some beautiful pics!

  15. wonderful photos! I am wishing I was back in Hawaii after seeing all these. Hope everything is going well!

  16. thank you all! the colorful maxi is from macys and is rampage. the black romper is from old navy. can't find the romper online though, but it's in stores.


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