Hawaii was great!! Very restful..we got there on New Year's eve at about 6 (after we rented the car and got to the hotel). We promptly fell asleep and slept through the New Year's celebration.
We had some great dinners at Roy's, Tommy Bahama's and Ruth Chris..as well as a new place called Cafe Mala, which is owned by the same people that own Maui Tacos. We got a lot of sun and and did a little shopping ;) The hotel was nice..but pretty crowded and lots of kids!
We had the requisite celebrity sighting--Kyle Mclaughlin of Sex and the City (he was Charlotte's first husband) and Twin Peaks. http://www.hbo.com/city/cast/character/trey_macdougal.shtml We were especially quick to recognize him because he is in the Oscar caliber movie Showgirls, which we were just watching on VH1 before we left (apparently they categorize it as a "Movie That Rocks"..I would beg to differ). .
We did watch some news while we were there and were really shocked and saddened by the whole Miners story--quite the tragedy. And the Abramoff thing seems to be heating up...
I didn't take many touristy photos..but I used my new camera and my new 24mm lens to try to take some landscape pics: