We’ve been off the cruise ship since Saturday and currently enjoying the sun & sand on Kohala Coast on the Big Island. The cruise was a convenient way to visit the Hawaiian Islands, but I’m glad to be on land to relax a bit before heading back home.
Hilo, a city on the Big Island, was our second port-June 26th. We had one day here…decided to go zip-lining. I have acrophobia, so this was a BIG deal for me. Now that it’s OVER, I had a BLAST!
That would be me waiting….and praying!
Yes, my legs were shaking & my heart was in my throat!
There were 9 zip-lines! Incredibly gorgeous views…when I had my eyes open.
My victory pose. I came, I saw, and I conquered! 🙂
Wanna see the video of one of the ziplines? I had a helmet cam, and what you see is what I saw. The crazy person doing an upside down number is hubby…crazy!
As you can see, I didn’t quite make it to the landing….how embarrassing! 😦
We had a few hours before the zipline, so we visited Akaka Falls State Park. Here are some photos courtesy of hubby.
Check out the mosquito on top of the Red Torch Ginger Flower!
Hubby clicking away!
Thanks for visiting!!
LOVE your victory pose!!!! You are so brave – very very brave!! I can NOT do zip lining!! I’m so afraid of heights!!
Me, too! It’s not so bad if you keep your eyes closed!
What a blast! I have acrophobia, too – have managed one round of zipline, but it looks like you were swinging WAAAAY higher than i was – not sure i could do it!
Oh, I’m pretty sure you would have handled it better than I.
I was scared out of my mind, but I’m so glad I did it!! This zipline was voted #1 in Hilo/Hawaii….so they say. A couple of runs were quite fast & high!! I can see why it’s so popular.
looks like a fab vacation
i think a cruise was the perfect way to see all of the islands
never have to move rooms and not worry about how to get from place to place
the zip line looks sooooo fun!
For the first time visitor to Hawaii, I think the cruise is the way to go if you can live with the food on the ship…not good (in my opinion). But, having to fly to island to island, changing hotels would be time waisted. We have a good idea which island we would revisit after this trip. Good experience.
The zipline was fun!! 🙂
Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My heart was in my mouth watching you zip!!!!!!!AHHHHHHHH! I don’t think I could do it Jeannie! I freak when in a tall building, it is so hard to look down! You are brave! And you caught all of it on camera, WOW, I hope it goes viral!!!! 🙂 So the photos are just so amazing, there are no words. So gorgeous. Thank you for posting this! xo!
I have an extreme fear of heights, too! It wasn’t easy, but glad I did it! All nine of them!!
The video will be a reminder of this wonderful vacation. Hawaii is just so beautiful!
Jeannie–you are SO much braver than I am! The view was incredible and when you missed the rope and the guy came after you, the view got even better. 😉
I know! I told him his backside is going on YouTube! 🙂
Really Nice Photographs ,I love the waterfall ones. Great Zipline video. Woo for overcoming your fear, that’s great = )
Thank you Bre!
I’ll tell hubs you liked his photos!
I’m kinda proud of myself for going thru with it…terrifying but fun, too! 🙂
That’s AMAZING! Such big respect to you on the zipwire, it looks petrifying! And your crazy husband upside down?!! Thanks for letting us scaredycats live it through your helmetcam
I know! Hubby IS crazy! It scared me to death to see him that way. The zipline was terrifying but so much fun! I can see why people do crazy things…adrenaline rush!
Glad you enjoyed the video!
That was frigging awesome! You have such an infectious laugh! I was laughing right along with you!
Haha, thanks Tammy!
So glad you enjoyed the ride!!!
Oh, did I enjoy this video! I don’t think I could ever do this, so it’s great to be able to see what it would be like. And I’m sure these rescues happen ALL the time, though it was good of you to leave a nice tip. (And hey, that guy was the star of the video. “You got my best side.” HA! Love it).
Also, seeing the size of the lens on that camera, I’m feeling better than my point-and-shoot photos don’t look the same! Your husband really does a great job.
I’ll tell hubs that you like his photos….he’s really enjoying photography.
As for the zipline, I didn’t think I could do it either….I needed a little push (ok, a big push), but I’m glad I did it. So much fun!
He was a good sport about being taped from behind! It was quite funny. 🙂
🙂 I loved the ziplne video, it was like I was zipping too 🙂
So glad you enjoyed the ride!
Your video really made my day, Ma’am! I didn’t realize I was holding my breath starting in 2:28 or 2:31 when you were hanging over the river until that guy in yellow came to your “rescue”. hahaha! What an experience!
Me, too! Not a good feeling. Can you believe I was the only one in my group that had to be rescued? So embarrassed! I left him a good tip for the rescue! 🙂
Wow, beautiful pictures! I especially loved the pic of the falls – breathtaking! Your husband is a very good photographer. I admire you for taking on the zipline challenge. I salute you! 🙂
I’ll tell hubby….he’ll appreciate that so much!
How brave of you to feel your fear and do it anyway! The photos are stunning and so are you in your zipl-line outfit. Proves the point that there’s an ensemble for every event.
I figure it’s about time! What better way to face my fear than head on….right? I’m super glad I did it….didn’t cure the phobia, but at least I know I can handle it. 🙂
Oh Jeannie – My palms were sweating watching you on the zip line! I did it once in Costa Rica but I missed the view because I was too afraid to open my eyes. You’re so brave! 🙂 Great photos! ~Patricia
Haha, I know what you mean! No, I’m not brave, but I’m glad I did it!
Although, I think I’m getting too old for these activities. 😦
Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!
Glad I could share! 🙂
Beautiful!!!!! I would for sure take to the zipline!!!! Wha hoooooo…..You are so blessed to have this experience and a hubby who loves his beautiful wife! Thanks for sharing, enjoy for all of us. j/
It’s been a blast of a vacation!! Loving every minute!
Going night diving tonight to see some giant manta rays…wish me luck!
Some more great photos. It looks like a dream vacation. I am proud of you for conquering your fear and doing the zipline…I “think” I could do it, not sure. But I love the victory pose–great form and style.
Speed & heights are not Jeannie-friendly….but, I made it. Glad I did it! What an adrenaline rush!
I figure at my age, better try these activities soon…may not be physically/mentally capable in a few years. 🙂
Have a super week!
No, I’m serious!!! 🙂
Keep in mind that you have never convinced me that you are over 30. ; )
I think I love ya, Bliss!
Gorgeous…thanks for sharing your trip with us!
Happy to share…
Have a wonderful week, Pam!
Everything looks so amazing!! I’m admiring the pictures (as always, hehe)
Hi Jane! How are you? I hope you’re doing well. I’ll be sure to tell the photographer that you like his photos…it’ll make him smile! Please thank your mom for us for taking Matt on the trip. I enjoyed the photos!
I’m doing well in Korea~ Jeju was really great but it would have been better if you and Mr. West were there with us !! Also, my mom says it was the least she could do since I had such a great time with you guys… 🙂