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hawaii: days 6 and 7…

Well, I write this final Hawaii post from my home.

Yes, we are back in Chattanooga, and we are completely exhausted from the trip back. We left Hawaii at 9:30 pm (hawaii time) on friday and flew all night long, arriving back in chattanooga at 1:30 yesterday afternoon. We lost five hours coming back to our eastern time zone and did not manage to sleep much at ALL on the plane. So, this post will have to come without much commentary because I’m not feeling too articulate at the moment!

These are just the last few photos from our remaining two days in Hawaii…we miss it already!

Rich and I wanted to be SURE to take photos near the resort entry. We loved this place so much it was ridiculous.

Here is Rich shooting…I know I’m a broken record but he’s my hero. I’m just gonna keep saying it until forever.

Our resort was a non-verbal marketing lesson in branding! They had a great logo, and it was EVERYWHERE. Talk about saturation! I’m impressed by whoever runs their marketing department, because they know what they are doing. We saw the logo in places that you’d never expect a logo to be, and it was always done tastefully. Made me want to get really creative with our RSP logo! 🙂

Here is one example, though I could have taken photos of dozens of examples! I saw this tee box marker on the golf course and loved it.

Here are some vintage postcards I found while in Hawi, and I loved them so much I had to take a photo before I sent them out! I’m a nerd, but I just can’t help it. When something makes me happy, I have to take a photo. It’s a disease 🙂

And here is another happy find! We were in the Starbucks in Waikaloa Village for a shopping trip the day after Thanksgiving, and as I was getting my drink, Rich grabbed this WONDERFUL Hawaii Starbucks card. He asked the barista if a person could get one of them just anywhere, or if they could only be purchased in Hawaii. When she replied and said that they could ONLY be found in Hawaii, that none of the Starbucks on the mainland could get them, he immediately had them load it with $50 for me and handed it to me with an “I’m-such-a-good-husband” look on his face 🙂

I love it so much that I think any balance I have on any other Starbucks card is going to have to be tranferred to this one so that I can use it forever 🙂

We had the most amazing time in Hawaii! Stay tuned for one more Hawaii post!

  • lisa hickman - November 29, 2009 - 4:14 pm

    I LOVE all our pics. What an amazing trip. I feel like I was there (wishful thinking I know ;P )
    Glad you two went and shared all your pics…too fun!

  • kellie - November 29, 2009 - 6:17 pm

    you may not be but I am soooooooooo glad you are home!!! It’s good to see that you had such a great time and I happy you got to have a much deserved vacation!!!

  • Pix - November 29, 2009 - 9:47 pm

    Leslie, she isn’t joking about wearing it with everything…she hasn’t taken it off since she has been back! My favorite pic is the green screen pic – the second from the top! Awesome!

  • Leslie Janous - December 5, 2009 - 2:06 am

    Haha! I am glad to know the necklace is getting proper love! And yes…doesn’t it look like they were pasted on that 2nd pic? too funny! Amazing place – Heather did a fantastic job documenting the details. I’m so happy to have these great photos! Thanks Heather!

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