Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We Found "Lost!"

Of all our Hawaii adventures, I know I should write first about something important, like the baptism. But, I just have to share this exciting story - we found the set of the TV show Lost!

The way we found it went something like this… Our friends’ cousin’s husband’s neighbor’s friend (no joke!) knew of the beach where it was. We drove to the north part of the island, passed through a very nice neighborhood, parked our car on the street, and then walked for about 15 minutes until we got to the beach where it was.

The set was roped off, but we still got to see a lot of it. Only a lone security guard was there, making sure that crazy fans (like us) didn’t storm onto the set and touch everything. He was very nice, though, and he patiently answered all of our questions. Including important ones like, “Are they filming later today??” (unfortunately, no) and “Will Jack and Kate be our friends?” (probably not).

We probably exceeded the allotted excitement levels for seeing the set. In fact, our giddiness for seeing it probably puts us in the same category as the beloved Trekkies who religiously attend Star Trek Conventions. But, we’ll gladly accept our geek status because look at these great pictures!



One of the tents, complete with a very realistic-looking piece of an airplane.



A view of the camp site. If you look closely in the background, you’ll see the familiar black and white Dharma Initiative logo on the cans of food.


Another view of the camp.

It’s Mr. Eko’s Chapel!



Here is the gorgeous beach right by the set. If you watch the show regularly, it might look familiar to you.



The only celebrity we managed to see was this old (but very cute) sea turtle. I tried, but he wouldn’t give me his autograph. Instead, he blinked a few times and very slowly made his way back to the water.

The beach was so beautiful, and we spent a few hours there relaxing on the beach and playing in the waves. What can I say? It’s tough living the TV life, but we managed to survive – and get a tan in the process.

15 comments:

****Veteran Military Wife at Life Lessons of a Military Wife**** said...

I had heard about the set still being there where you could see it...nifty pics...thanks for sharing!

What an exciting assignment this well be for you guys!

Leslie said...

So cool. I <3 Lost.

Vypergirl said...

That is sooo awesome!!! I am so sad it isn't on tonight :( Fabulous pics too!!

wendy said...

How fun! Great photos of Lost. Sorry Jack wasn't there...

Shanda said...

I would have completely made a fool of myself over this. Does that make me a Lostie (like a Trekkie)?

Jenn said...

That would've been so exciting if they were filming while you were there!

Cassie said...

That is pretty awesome! I would love to see it in person, even if no one was there! Can't wait for the finale next week! Thanks for sharing :)

Leslie said...

lucky

Mamacita said...

Oh, that sounds so awesome. I love Lost! (I found you thru Rocks in My Dryer) :)

Nicole said...

As if Hawaii isn't good enough by itself...!

How fun! If you see any Magnum P.I. relics, take some pics of those for me!

April said...

Oooh...I was reading this and looking at those pics all googley eyed....how cool was that?

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

oh, so jealous!

it probably is a real piece of airplane...if you watch outtakes from the season 1 dvd...they actually took apart an entire airplane and shipped it to hawaii for the crash set in the pilot epidsode.

The Momma said...

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!!

Angela said...

Hi! I came to read your blog through my sis in law Reynie @ God do you hear this Southern girl Rambling... I saw that you were in Hawaii and saw the LOST set, so I had to leave a comment - that is sooooo cool! I can't wait for the finale tonight!

Kristin said...

the real LOST set- I can't believe it! What an awesome sight to see! By the way, the last episode of the season... what was up with Locke in the casket????