These are from our trip to Hawaii. It was a much delayed honeymoon, after we'd been married almost four years. It was also our first "big" trip meaning we flew somewhere and had to rent a car. We're usually take road trips, which I love because you can really see the States that way. I enjoy the seeing the endless fields of corn, the rolling hills, green meadows and farmland, and the mountains looming in the distance.
We've driven from MI to CA twice and from NM to MI three times round-trip (we fit in stops to see the great grandparents in MO during these) and then again one way when we moved. My parents took us on road trips almost every summer growing up so I guess that's were it all began, my biggest trip with them was a two week long trip from Michigan to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons on Wyoming. This is the title page from my Hawaii scrapbook. I made a photo collage in the shape of Maui, the island we visited. Let me tell you, I thought I was really slick for pulling this off! I still remember how long it took me to figure out how to do it. I still think it looks pretty neat.
We love aquariums, the one in Monteray, CA is the best one I've ever been too. The one on Maui is a lot smaller but still quite nice and specializes in tropical fish, as to be expected. I thought the open air turtle tank was pretty neat, they swam right up to the top and you could touch them. I also liked seeing my favorite, a little sea horse. I had just gotten my new tools from Creative Memories and couldn't wait to use them, that's how I made the borders, which are supposed to mimic waves and the movement of water.
One of my favorite day trips was the Road to Hana, a beautiful scenic drive with a waterfall around every corner. We made numerous stops along the way, saw a gorgeous black sand beach, and ended at Oheo Gulch also known as the the Seven Sacred Pools, even though there are a lot more than seven. It was breathtaking.