Wednesday, March 30, 2011
So I know a lot of people have been asking for photos, and how my Make~A~Wish trip was. One word to describe my trip-BREATHETAKING!!!! It was the most amazing trip to paradise in the world. I wish everybody could expierence it in their lifetime. We left on Friday March 11th, and got home Sunday March 20th. We got picked up at about 6 a.m. and we headed to Minnesota airport. We left their and went to Denver, Colorodo airport. Then we left their and were headed to Los Angeles airport(LAX). So their we had a 6 hour layover, and at about 10 something at night we were on our way to Tahiti. When we got to Tahiti, at around 5 or 6ish we then caught a little plane to Bora Bora. about an hour ride away. Then from Bora Bora airport a boat shuttle came to take us to our resort, about a 30 minute ride. So we finally got to the resort at about 11 ish in the morning(on Saturday). So we then go to our room(no glass bottom floor hut), their was a reservation mixup. So where we were going to stay was a place for if you wanted quiet, meaning to get to the bar, restaurant, gift shop, or pool you had to take a boat for about 5 minutes across to get the to the main island. So I asked if I couldn't have a glass bottom hut, could we at least stay on the other side. So we did-no glass bottom hut-but closer to everything. So that night we went and ate the buffet and watched a show, that had hula dancers, and a fire guy :) it was very cool. We were all so tired we went back and went to bed after the show. Oh, and my nebulizer compressor also blew up the first day because they said it would work in the outlets...wrong. but my vest worked great! So then Sunday we had a free day. We got to do whatever we wanted to do. We chose to go to what they call a Pearl Market, and give you a tour of where pearls are from, how they get them etc...and show you how they get the pearls out of the clam. It was a pretty awesome tour. *did you know-that to get black pearls they have to put the clams in water from the Mississippi River because there's a certain mineral in the water*. So then we went to the Tahiti Pearl Market(it was right outside our resort, and I bought myself a loose pearl, and a ring. A friend of mine is going to help me design something for my loose pearl :) So then Monday was the Shark & Sting Ray tour. It was pretty awesome, except at our first stop-Coral Reefs, we got out of the boat, I decided to take a life jacket, thank goodness, and we had our snorkles and we were looking at all the fish, it was so awesome, but the waves had to be at least 2 ft high. So everytime you'd come up they'd take you back under. It freaked me out a little bit, so I didn't go in by the sharks and rays, but I did pet the Rays. My Sister, and Dad said the sharks were awesome! So then Tuesday we decided to go into town. That was awesome. We went shopping, and saw what the town was really like. Then Tuesday night we went to an american owned restaurant called Bloody Mary's. Oh my goodness...best.food.ever. I highly recommend it if you ever go to Bora Bora. And our last day in Bora Bora(Wednesday) we just hung out, watched a show, and took pictures. It truely was an amazing trip. Thursday we cought the plane and went to Tahiti for 2 nights. Friday, we went into town in Tahiti, and shopping and got to see more of the culture. It was pretty fun(and then it started to rain) but stoppped within 5 minutes. and Friday night(our last night) we ate at a Terryiaki(spelling) place where they make the food in front of you-it was so awesome! and Saturday we cought our plane from Air France, and flew to L.A. and spend the night and Sunday we made it home. It was truely a trip of a lifetime. I wish everyone could have seen the colors, the water was so blue, it was never the same color in the same place. One word to truely describe the trip-Breathetaking!!! So here's a slideshow of some pictures I hope you enjoy, and I apologize for waiting so long to do this. Enjoy!!