Monday, May 25, 2009

Hawaii

After we moved from Logan we were so happy to take an extended vacation to Hawaii. Thanks to Uncle Paul and Aunt Pat we stayed at their beautiful house on Maui. We were there for 10 days and we could have stayed longer. We spent most our our time on the beach down from the house. We are now champs at paddle ball, body surfing, and snorkeling. Each time we went out snorkeling we saw at least 2 turtles and tons of cool fish.

We also went on the Hana Hwy. which is a 25 mile road with over 600 turns. We only made it 7 miles. First we stopped at Twin Falls and did a rope swing through a waterfall. Then we stopped at the Bamboo Grove. It was a forest of bamboo and it was amazing! We had no idea what to expect, but ended up hiking to 3 different waterfalls that were so cool!

The last night we were there we went to a Luau. The food was so good! We are happy we went, but one is enough for us.

We had some good food while we were there. One of our favorite things to do was getting a shaved ice. Chase had one in a 32 oz. cup with ice cream in the bottom and it was so good! We can't wait for our next trip and hope its sooner rather than later!... Here are some more random photos from the trip.

Moving Adventures!

We have been pretty busy since school got out, but its ok because we are on summer break for 5 MONTHS!! We had quite the adventure moving out of our little house in Logan. First, we got a phone call on Sunday morning from U-haul saying that the truck we needed was not in stock (which we reserved a week before), so they would give us a FREE up grade to the 26 foot truck. Well, not only did we not want the 26 foot truck, there was no way it could fit in our drive way. So we decided to call around and see if any other company had a truck in Logan. After an hour of phone calls we found a U-haul in Salt Lake. That actually worked out because we were heading down ther anyway. When we got back to Logan we immediatley started loading the truck. It wasn't 30 minutes into packing and we found ourselves in the biggest rain storm of the year. We had to stop loading the truck because the water was getting into the truck. Chase came inside and helped pack some more boxes. Finally the rain stopped so we opened up the U-haul and got most of the boxes in that night, so we called it quits. Next, I was trying to set up our blow up mattress and of course the pump barely worked. So we made a trip to Wal-Mart at 12:30 am and bought a new one. With our luck so far, we got home and found out that the pump we bought had to be charged for 10 hours before use! We couldn't sleep on the hard ground so Chase climbed into the U-Haul and naturally all of the blankets were in the back and bottom of the truck. By the time we got the blankets and set up the bed it was 2 am and all we wanted to do was go to bed. After Chase had a midnight snack we went to bed, only to wake up and clean some more. Luckily the in the morning, packing went a lot smoother and we were on the road to St. George. All in all we had quite the adventure moving and don't mind waiting a little longer unitl our next move. Here is a video we took while packing.
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