Even in Oahu, I'm still being told I need to relax.

By the surfing instructor!

Cheryl {mi hermana} and I took a 3 hour surf lesson on the North Shore yesterday. A splurge, indeed. But so very worth it.

Hard work, this surfing business. Paddling against the waves, sharing our space with sea turtles (no sharks, thank goodness!). My arms feel a little jelly like today. My left foot caught the brunt of the reef (the hike we were planning is going to have to wait a few days!).

And it was amazing.

And now, of course, I can say that I HAVE been surfing {technically} on the North Shore! {Um, "technically". It will be our little secret that we surfed in this adorable little bay with adorable little waves.}

These are all the pictures I have of our surfing experience. We were both in the water, with nobody left on shore to take more. But I do have a few more random ones to share ...

Bubba Gump Shrimp.

I have no idea what this beach is called.

Waimea Bay.

Warm water.

We had so much planned for this trip, but with all the running around and excitement ... we're beginning to lose steam! ;) Hopefully we'll still get to the snorkeling, the temple and the hike to Waimea Falls, but we'll have to see.

Today we have plan to give Cheryl some time to get caught up on some homework and then, this afternoon, head to the North Shore to a coffee shop I'm told is well worth my time. ;)


  1. meg on November 6, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    So much fun~ that's more surfing then I will ever do :-)

  2. Sarah on November 6, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    You at least look relaxed. Sun, surf, shrimp - what more can you ask for? Your sister looks great, and you look smiley. All is good!

  3. Fairlightday on November 7, 2008 at 5:25 AM

    It looks beautiful and like you are having so much fun! Some day I'll go to Hawaii. :) Enjoy the time Lisa! You deserve it.

  4. Kylee on November 7, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    I love the pictures so far. Glad that you haven't run into any sharks so far. Always good. Tonight while Stacey and Josh were cleaning the church were discussing how jealous we were that you are there. But, we are also happy for you:) I am glad that you are having a good time. You definitely deserve it. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip. Love you.

  5. t i m on November 8, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    go surfer girl! :)

  6. Jorge on November 8, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    What great trip! How nice you were able to share it with your sister! Be well,

  7. Jorge on November 15, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Hope coming back from such a great vacation was not too much of a letdown. Be well,


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