Well, my hat is off to Sunshine Helicopters for a beeeutiful view of the Hawaiin Islands! I have never been in a helicopter before, not even by accident, so this was a huge treat for me!
Did you look at that gorgeous piece of machinery?? It’s the Whisper Star and is the ULTIMATE in sightseeing helicopters! There were 6 seats, with the rear seats elevated, and was super quiet. Shannon and I got to sit up front, partially because we’re way more fun, and partially because Jimmy and Mike wanted to keep an eye on us. (as if we would get distracted by shiny knobs and buttons) and partially for weight reasons.
Ok, this brings up a subject. I have ridden in some pretty small airplanes before….and they always ask your weight. They are super nosey and it makes me mad. So my super, excellent, sweet husband, always let’s me give my weight at 10lbs under and he always adds 10lbs to his. HA!!!! NOW THAT, MY FRIEND, IS LOVE………well, its THAT …and he doesn’t want to die….so basically, we have an understanding.
He’s a keeper.
Shannon and I sat in front with the 12 year old pilot. I, several times, said, “Hey, buddy! TWO HANDS!” He didn’t listen. He just pretends he’s playing a video game and off we go!!
We zoomed all over beautiful waterfalls, vibrant green valleys and even to the “Wall of Tears” where there are over 17 waterfalls flowing at once! It was hard to get perfect pictures because of the glare, but they are still in my head…
(the pictures AND the glare)
After a bit, we landed on some poor soul’s ranch. Well, he’s probably not poor…since he allows the helicopters to land, but the area was loaded with animals! Goats, chickens, peacocks, horses….speaking of horses…was this one crying?
Yeah, I think so too.
What an awesome day. And once we got ready to leave…..there was some of this…
Shannon grabbed me and I grabbed her…..EEEEEK!!! He lifted the helicopter up and we DOVE off the cliff towards the water with the two of us screaming!!!!!! And you should have seen the looks on everyone’s faces….
.Oh, boys will be boys, won’t they?? Everyone in the ‘copter was grounded after that little stunt. But all in all, it was a beautiful day and a beautiful ride…..
And yes………..I’d do it again!