Back to Reality

Monday, September 14, 2015 Emily Childers 0 Comments

Aaaand we're back! Hawaii was beautiful and as much fun as I'd hoped. We hit a few hiccups (high temperatures and humidity, bugs galore, and some delays in rental equipment) but nothing that could put a damper on the fun.

As soon as we arrived everyone made a beeline for the water.

The house was lovely but buggy and hot (no AC) so we spent most of our time outside. We were a quick 10 minute drive from Turtle Bay, which has a fancy resort and great snorkeling with open access to the public. We popped over one morning at 6:30am and had the place to ourselves. What a way to start a day.

Snorkeling at Turtle Bay
Holding hands like sea otters 

We rented four snorkels, two bikes, and four boogie boards for the full week, which turned out to be a great choice. We also spent countless hours floating around in the ocean, which was the perfect temperature. I miss it already. Here's a quick summary of some of the highlights.

Being photogenic in Maleakahana Bay

Peacock at the Proud Peacock in Waimea Valley
Shave ice in Laie at Angel's

Catamaran ride to Chinaman's Hat
800 year old fish pond in Kualoa Ranch