Thursday, April 16, 2009

What do you do when you're bored?

Well, I was INCREDIBLY bored at work yesterday and today. Since the 15th is past us now, some of us have nothing to do at work. I'm scheduled on another audit starting on Monday, but yesterday and today have been very slow when it comes to work (we have Friday off...thank GOD)! But that's a good thing! I've done a lot of wedding stuff that I wasn't able to do before. I started doing our wedding slideshow, which TRUST ME, will be highly amusing! And I also pretty much planned our itinerary for our honeymoon. Justin and I already agreed on all the activities we want to do so I started looking up websites and which days what activities are open and the hours and literally made a rough draft of our itinerary!!! I doubt any of you actually care to see it, but it's gotten me SOOOOOOOOOOO excited for Hawaii so I'm posting it anyway! Here's what we've got so far:

Sunday, July 26th - Our flight leaves Birmingham at 7am and lands in Honolulu at 2:05pm (with a layover in ATL). As soon as we get to Honolulu, we're renting our car (yes, we are renting A JEEP!!!). Because we will have been on a plane most of the day, we're relaxing our first day there. This day will probably be spent laying at the pool and the beach at our hotel.

Monday, July 27th - We're going to see the USS Arizona Memorial (if you don't know what this is, go watch Pearl Harbor). We'll also be riding to North Shore which is where the surfing contests are, but we'll be spending the day snorkeling in Turtle Bay.

This is a picture of Turtle Bay. It's where all the huge sea turtles feed, hence the name.

Tuesday, July 27th - This is the day we leave Oahu to fly to Maui. Are flight is at 1:50 so we'll spend most of the morning packing what little we had unpacked and laying out by the pool or beach again. Once we get to our hotel in Maui, we'll rent a car there (yep, A JEEP). Grand Wailea is our hotel on Maui and it covers 40 acres of land. So since we're getting into Maui mid-afternoon, we'll probably just spend the remainder of the day walking through the hotel and enjoying it's gardens and views. At night, we'll be going to the luau at the Westin.

Wednesday, July 29th - We're going on a half day sea kayaking/snorkeling tour. It's a 5 hour tour where we will get our own boat and kayak Maui's coast and stop for frequent breaks where we'll snorkel to see sea turtles and dolphins! In the late afternoon, we will be going for a "Twilight Scuba Dive". We will go to a spot and scuba at 4pm so we can see it during the day time and then we'll come back to the same spot and scuba at night and watch certain animals feed. This is the spot where we'll be diving:

Yes, we will probably see sharks :) SO EXCITING!

Thursday, July 30th - This is our Big Island day! We will fly to Hawaii's big island and go to the summit of Hawaii's largest mountain, Mauna Kea. We'll also go to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and I'm hoping to squeeze in a 3 mile hike to a waterfall that you can walk behind!

This is a close up so it doesn't do justice for the waterfall, but it's over 150 feet's HUGE!

Friday, July 31st - I think this will be my FAVORITE day by far! We're going zip ling that morning. It's a half day activity and you zip line through the rainforest over waterfalls and through mountains. The views are UNBELIEVABLE!

This is a video of another couple doing one of the routes on the tour. Just gives you an idea of how amazing the views are!

After we're done with that, we'll take an hour long helicopter ride over all of Maui. My favorite part of it will be in the mountains though. Looking at the pictures on the website makes me feel like I'm in the TV show Lost!

Saturday, August 1st - We have no plans this day. It will be a relax day :)

Sunday, August 2nd - We're waking up at 2:30 am to meet a group of bikers at 3:30 am to go to the top of a crater to watch the sun rise. After the sun has risen, we bike our way down the mountain seeing some amazing scenery on the way down. We've heard several people do this and say it was incredible. We're not big fans of waking up that early, but we'll do it anyway. Needless to say, the remainder of the day I'll be asleep by the pool, margarita on standby :)

Monday, August 3rd - We're doing some horseback riding through the rainforest and spending the rest of the day probably snorkeling or doing some water activity. I'm hoping to take surfing lessons, but we'll see how that goes.

Tuesday, August 4th - This is our last day in Hawaii :( We'll spend it probably by the pool and walking around the hotel one last time before our flight at 9pm.

Well there you have it. I'm absolutely positive some of that will change. People say not to have an itinerary, but this is our honeymoon and Hawaii offers so much and we want to make sure we have time to do it all!!!


Katie H. said...

Oh my gosh, Marcie! We are pretty much the same person when it comes to trip planning. I am such an itinerary maker :) Hope you are having a wonderful time and congratulations!!! Hopefully I will see you soon...and if you EVER want to come out to LA for any reason you have a free place to stay.

Lillian said...

Freakin' unbelievable. You've made me covet twice in one day now. :)