I read Sisterchicks do the Hula and I said to mum I have to go to Hawaii and she said you’re not going anywhere. Background story. I was a carer for my mother and she was became very self-centred and controlling. Don’t get me wrong I still loved her, and I know she loved me in her own way. I didn’t let this deter me from dreaming of visiting Hawaii.
My opportunity came in 2008 when I was going to Canada for a retreat, I had 3 nights in Hawaii. I got a small taste of Hawaii and said I am going back. In 2011 I had 13 days in Hawaii. I got to also do 3 day trips to the other Islands.
In Robin Jones Gunn’s book she talks about a luau and I got to go to one both trips which were really good to see. On my second trip I went to the Polynesian centre for a trip round the centre and show. Also visiting Pearl Harbour was an experience. If you do go to Hawaii you need to go out of Waikiki to experience the real Hawaii. I heard so many Aussies say Its just like being on the Gold Coast to which I asked have you been out of Waikiki and they would say no. It made me sad to think they travelled that far but didn't experience the real Hawaii.
|Haleakala on Maui|
|Maui at the ion needle|
|Waimea Canyon, Kauai|
|Waimea Canyon, Kauai|
Some dreams take a while before they come true. Best friends Hope and Laurie never made it to Hawaii during their college years. But when they're about to turn forty, the islands still beckon, and off they go - with an unexpected stowaway on board (Hope happens to be seven months pregnant). A little pineapple, a little sunshine, and a surprising little surfing lesson give these two sisterchicks all their crazy hearts could hope for - and more - as they enter the next season of their lives with a splash and with a beautiful vision of what God has dreamed up for them.
Wherever there’s chocolate, there’s sure to be a sisterchick celebrating, and this trip to Hawaii is no exception. Best friends Hope and Laurie are on an audacious mission to commemorate their fortieth birthdays in style. Surfing and sailing, sushi and snorkeling—these two macadamia nuts from the mainland sample it all, unhindered by a surprise little stowaway.
Have you ever wanted to visit Hawaii? If you have visited do you have a favourite memory?