Monday, October 29, 2007

Just to prove I'm in Hawaii

This was taken at a beachside restaurant where Dad and I had lunch today. Life is good.

I spent the morning at the zoo, and went back again after lunch. Even though it was Sunday, there were no crowds to contend with - everyone's at the beach. I saw flamingos for the first time since a trip to Florida in the 1950s. Such a beautiful color.




The galapagos tortoises were awesome. This one was quite lively, and HUGE.




The view from the zoo towards Diamond Head is great
- you can't see all the high rise hotels.

15 comments:

jellyhead said...

Hi Val! (waving madly!)

You and your dad look happy. Glad you're having a good time.

Sonia said...

Nice and happy photos Val!
Have fun!

Susie said...

Glad you're having fun. Those smiles say it all :)
I was last at the Honolulu Zoo in 1976. I do remember the flamingo exhibit even then!!
xo

T*mmy said...

I'm so jealous, I'm green...this is my dream desination!

Have fun!!

Sharon said...

Oh Val you very lucky thing!!!!! I hope you and your dad have a great time... My last visit to Hawaii was about 14 years ago - I can only imagine how things have changed since then... Good luck with your oil painting too...

Diane J. said...

What great shots, Val. I'm glad you're enjoying your time in Hawaii, you lucky dog, you.

Not that I'm jealous or anything. No, really. Not at all. ;o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

kate said...

Thanks for the recommendation of the 'Camel Bookmobile' - our library has it and I just put it on reserve. Ah the joys of the internet ... I can reserve books without moving out of my chair.

Hawaii looks beautiful ... have a wonderful time!

Peter said...

Hi Val, enjoy it all while you have the chance.
Congrats on scoring Chris Judd BTW.

John Cowart said...

Here in Florida this morning our flamingos are soggy from a passing tropical depression.

We all envy your trip to Hawaii.

Jeanette said...

Hi Val, Love your photo's from the Zoo Wow that Tortoise is sure big..
By the look of the smiles on your faces your both having a wonderful time.enjoy the rest of your holiday..HUGS Jen

Cris said...

Val! You're so lucky to live in Australia and have your father in Hawaii!!! How fun! Glad to hear from you and to see you too! Oh, I visited that website with the live camera, how nice to see the birds around the statue, not many people there though, I figure it must be early in the morning, hehe.

Gina E. said...

You lucky lady, you! I couldn't believe my eyes when I read Susie's post - we were at the Honolulu Zoo in 1976 too - and the only thing I remember about it are the flamingoes!!!

Kerri said...

The photo of you and your dad is so happy. I'm glad you're having such a good time. Love the view without the high rises!
Gosh, what a huge tortoise! The real flamingos are so much prettier than the fake ones :)
Like Jelly I'm waving madly. Can you see me? :) Have fun!

Miss Eagle said...

Val, what a wonderful time. Is Connie a blogger or have you inspired her to start one?

Blessings and bliss from The Trad Pad

Miss Eagle said...

The family resemblance with your father is striking, Val! You are clearly having a wonderful time.

Blessings and bliss from The Trad Pad