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1 Year Anniversary Waikiki on O’hau Hawaii 2013

Posted by: Frances

July 14th, 2013 >> Hang Gliding, Outdoor Activities, Travel

This year was my year to surprise Matt with an anniversary trip.  I chose to go to O’hau Hawaii and stayed at the Outrigger on the Reef.  We had a very nice time while we were there and did several things. We took a sunset dinner cruise around the island that made me quite sick, however we got to see a group of whales with a baby dancing in the water.  The sunset was absolutely gorgeous as well.  We also got to see a Luau that we did not think was all that great.

The best day we had was our drive across the island to Lanikai Beach.  It was voted one of the top 3 beaches in the U.S. with white soft sand and a beautiful view of the Makapu’u Islands.  We enjoyed a relaxing morning on the beach followed by an awesome challenging hike called Pill Boxes right off the beach. The hike had steep inclines and very slippery surfaces, but had extraordinary views of the island you couldn’t get anywhere else.  Then, off to have a quick bite to eat and up to Makapu’u peak for some Hang Gliding adventure.  The view from the launch was amazing and looking down at the crystal clear ocean water below was unbelievable.  After some fun hang gliding, we venture over to the Makapu’u Lighthouse hike.  This was a much less challenging hike with views of  whales in the ocean all along the way.  Finally, we ended up at Kona Brewing Company with some other Hang Glider pilots to satisfy our hunger after our active day in paradise.

On our anniversary we enjoyed the sands of the beach and soaked up some sun working up an appetite for our romantic dinner at Michele’s Restaurant.  Our dinner was AMAZING!!!  We also ate the top of tier of our wedding cake for dessert, that tasted just as fabulous as it did a year ago on our wedding day.

 

Certified Fraud Exams and More…

Posted by: Frances

July 14th, 2013 >> Educational

I have not posted in awhile due to several exams I have been studying for.  In the last 7 months I have successfully passed all the Certified Fraud Exams and I am currently studying for the CPA (Certified Public Accounting License).  It has been very challenging for me and taking up almost all of my time.