Friday, June 12, 2009

FRIDAY PHOTO FLASHBACK

I started "Friday Photo Flashback" because I have so many pictures from my PRE-digital camera days. I thought it would be fun to scan them and share them here with you. I'm having so much fun doing this, that I would love for you to join me, too! So dig out the photo albums and put your scanner to good use! Just sign in to Mr. Linky so we can all visit and comment on each others blogs!

I'm taking you back to Hawaii again! This was in 1994 when I went to go visit my sister!

Her and her roommates took me on a hike at this place called Sacred Falls. I remember that there was a sign before you started the hike that warned you of falling rocks! Oooookay! It was basically an avalanche warning!

Actually, since 1999, this park has been closed due to a tragic landslide. I just googled it, and if you're interested in seeing more pictures of this place and reading the story, click here.

I'm sure most of you have seen the show LOST. Well, it's kind of like walking through something like that! What it is is a 4 mile (back and forth) hike through the mountain, and at the end you come to a fresh water waterfall! Right in the middle of nowhere!

That's me on the left and my sister on the right! I remember there was a tour group walking back, and as we were walking past them, the tour guide said to them, "Let the Polynesian people go first." LOLOLOL!

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When you finally reach the waterfall, you just can't wait to jump in! It's beautiful and kinda creepy at the same time! I watched one too many scary movies because all I could think of when I was swimming from the rocks to the waterfall was that some scary monster was going to pull me down!!! On the side of the waterfall, there were big rocks where you could sit down and relax. So awesome!

My sister and I again! I am on the left! And, no, we are not swimming in our birthday suits!
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51 comments:

momstheword said...

What beautiful pictures!!!! I have never swam under a waterfall before!!! How fun!

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! It would be amazing to see something like that in person!

Sweet Blessings said...

whistle-whistle-love the tans:) what a fun time and beautiful waterfall:) i think i would be a lttle creeped out too-but glad you got in:)

Stephanie said...

Okay....do you guys have bathing suits on in that water :)

Krisha said...

That is a beautiful waterfall!

Helene said...

Reading this makes me wanna hop on a plane and go to Hawaii...like NOW!!! Beautiful pics....you hot little mama you!!

I remembered you were doing this meme so now I need to go dig through my pics and see what I can find! I'll be back to sign Mr Linky!

homeschoolceo said...

Such beautiful photos. What an awesome experience that must have been, you know, for a polynesian girl.

:D

Thanks for hosting!

Chris said...

great place to visit and fun memories to go along with it!

this meme is really so much fun!

Days of Whine & Noses said...

I wish I could go to Hawaii :)

Denise said...

Such beautiful pictures.

Carin said...

That must have been so much fun. What great memories! I decided to jump in with your blog carnival. I don't have a scanner but I just took pictures of pictures, seems to work. thanks for starting this, it's fun to look at the older photos.

McCrakensx4 said...

That sounds and looks like so much fun! Beautiful pics!

Lorrie said...

What great memories. I didn't do anything that cool the times I've been to Hawaii. You guys know all the cool places..ummm are you wearing bathing suits?

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Great pics and great stories of you and your sister's adventure!

I've got a fun tag over at my place if you are interested...

momstheword said...

Would you please email me and let me know if you did anything different to Mr. Linky this week? He has the links up again instead of clicking on a box.

Would appreciate you letting me know what you did so I could do it for my meme too! thank you my friend

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

Wow that is a Dream Place!
Great Pictures! Now I want to go to Hawaii so bad!!!!!!

Leah said...

I'm headed to Maui next month! I'm so excited!

Susie said...

Oh my gosh!! That is paradise!! Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures:-)

He And Me + 3 said...

Great pictures. YOur skin is so beautiful. I am so jealous. They scenery is just gorgeous! I was only in Hawaii once and it was for about 2 days...but it was the most beautiful place.

Beth in NC said...

Hey there hot mama! Your pics are beautiful. Ha, and are you sure you weren't skinny dippin' under that water fall?

Have a blessed day!
b

Tara said...

At least you weren't wearing Keds like me in Puerto Rico. I bet you could have jumped out of the path of falling rocks in the shoes you were wearing. Kidding! Glad there were no accidents and no monster to take you under.

Sharon said...

You tow are just beautiful, awesome smiles. I am loving the waterfalls. GREAT photos!
Have a beautiful weekend! :)

amanda said...

lol. and i totally thought you were in your bday suits.;0)
reminds me of the hawaii full house episdoe when jesse jumps in by the waterfall. that would be so fun to do. although i don't know if i could jump, i think i'd have to have someone gently push me. ;0)

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

Fabulistic!! What an experience. You and your sister are both beautiful.

I am loving this meme. Thank you for starting it!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh wow! What a neat place!

One day I am going to get it together enought to play along again. One day ;)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a beautiful waterfall! That first picture really looks like you are walking through the forest on LOST! Scary!

Lisa said...

I have only swam under a water fall at a water park....lol
That looks like so much fun, I love the water and the sounds it makes. I have not watched Lost but just from the previews I have seen it looks like the perfect setting, and kind of creepy with the monster and all.

mimi said...

HA! That's what I was wondering..is she ne-ked?? LOL

Falling rocks, that would have scared me a bit. Great picture and fun memory!

Sneaky Momma said...

Oh, now that's beautiful!!!! I would love to go hiking in that environment. :)

Hope said...

Swimming suits, of course, who would have thought otherwise!
Looks like LOTS of fun!

That Polynesian comment was really funny.

♥Hope

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

beautiful pictures. I love me some waterfalls!

Kathy C. said...

Wow - that looks beautiful. What a fun memory. I just found your blog and I love the idea of your Friday Flashbacks! What a fun thing to do. :)

Jane In The Jungle said...

Beautiful Alicia, thanks for sharing!!

Darcie said...

That would be such an amazing place! Sorry to hear that it is closed. :o( Aren't you so glad you got to experience it before that.

I forgot to scan a picture this week...:o(, kind of feeling leftout. ;o) I really enjoy FPF.

jen@odbt said...

LOL it does look like you're in your birthday suits. What a reward after a hike...gorgeous.

Life with Kaishon said...

It is very beautiful! What a fun thing to do!

Erin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And it does look like you're swimming all nakey! We'll just have to take your word for it...which we do, but it is still fun to tease you.

Kimberly said...

I'm glad you qualified that last photo because it surely looks like your skinny dipping! ;) What a lovely place.

L2L said...

Alycia, I have a prayer request, would come come by and pray?!

DarcyLee said...

What a beautiful place! I'm sure it was worth the waterfall swim to walk 8 miles.

momstheword said...

Please check your email my friend! I need your help with the next step. Thanks!

MoziEsmé said...

That looks so refreshing! A local, huh?

louann said...

Pictures of the past are great ways of remembering fun times =)



P.S. I live in the PI =)

Phoenix said...

What beautiful photos and it looks like you had an awesome time. So sad that there was a tragedy there that caused it to be shut down, it looks like a wonderful place to visit. :)

Daphine said...

These are GREAT pictures, Alicia! Thank you for always sharing such great memories with us!

Have a great weekend!

Momisodes said...

Wow! What an amazing place. It looks like paradise! I love the photos.

Shauna said...

Hope you have a super weekend!
♥ HUGS ♥

Sara said...

Thanks for posting for me, I was out of town this week. Set it all up ahead of time.. sneaky sneakay...

About Logan and Hannah, yes, we have talked about the what if's, but I have also teased Jodi that if Logan married one of her girls, he would be in big trouble financially. Those girls are carrying around Coach purses already. Lol...

Sara said...

That place is awesome! But, it's too bad it's closed now, and I would be afraid there was something waiting to grab me in the water. It looks a little scary there. He he

Jennifer said...

Hey, you! Yeah, you Polynesian! I love these pictures! ;-)

Laura said...

LOL, Polynesian, huh? How funny! You and your sister tan so easily! Jealous!! hehe. Beautiful pictures!