Friday, April 10, 2009

hawaii made its mark.

quite literally.


these pictures don't even do my bruises justice.


so how did i swing such awesome battle wounds? let's just say i slapped some major water after jumping off of a 40 foot ledge. 
i'm pretty sure i bruised my tailbone and knocked the wind out of me as well, but that didn't stop me from hiking up the 4,000 stairs of stairway to heaven later that night. 

these definitely aren't pictures that i took, considering we did it in the dark. yeah, it's illegal to hike, so we got there around 11:30 at night after the guards left. thank goodness the moon was out that night, because the batteries to my flashlight definitely fell into a drain right before we started up. i don't really think these pictures accurately depict the insanity that is this hike. especially when you get close to the top, and you're literally hiking through the clouds, and everything is slippery from precipitation, and you wouldn't be the least bit surprised if you die that night. i wish i were kidding.

oddly enough, it was one of my favorite days in hawaii. quite possibly my most favorite. i'll just omit the part about me hardly being able to move the next day :)

yes hawaii, i would gladly do it again.


4 left some love.:

JulieD April 10, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

hahahaha...I love it, Jana! I got almost the exact same bruises all over the back of my legs from jumping off a cliff at the 7 Sacred Pools in Maui. I think the correct term for mine was breaking all the blood vessels. Sick. Hope it heals!

AngMomof3 April 10, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

Dang, I wish my legs looked as good as yours... with or without bruises!
Sounds like an adventuresome time!

Melanie April 11, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

Ouch!! That looks like it hurt. Glad you had a good time though!

Salcido April 13, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

No, Jana! You can't leave! There is so much I still need to learn from you. I guess I will need to book a photo session with you for my boys and Libbie during one of your summer trips home. Be sure to let me know when you're coming home. While we will miss you, I am glad you're going back to school. You will never regret that decision and will be grateful you finished school. Good luck!