The One with Kauai Day Four


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday morning I went snorkeling for the very first time! I'd seen my dad and sister snorkel the past few days so I thought, piece of cake, I can do it too. I'll admit I almost gave up after trying to put on all my gear and toppling over a few dozen times. But then Chris went for it and I saw him doing it so I knew I could do it too. He's my inspiration :) After getting over the initial shock of being able to breathe underwater, I had soooo much fun staring at the colorful fish and coral and sea urchins! Chris finished up and so I asked him to run back to the hotel to get my camera to document this feat. Here's me and my dad snorkeling at Po'ipu Beach.
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Swim swim swim. Splish splish splish. Splash splash splash.
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Oh yeah. Lookin' good.
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These are just too funny and awkward not to post.
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Woo hoo!
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We cleaned and washed up and then all but Allie loaded in the car and drove all the way back to Waimea Canyon and then beyond.
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We got another spectacular view of the canyon.
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At the very end of the road we were afraid we wouldn't be able to see a thing...
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But then the clouds started moving on...
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And we saw this gorgeousness.
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W.O.W.
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It felt like we were on top of the world looking down.
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I can't decide which family pic I like better. So here's both!
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Apparently this spot is one of the wettest places on earth. If the sign says so it must be true!
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Giant golf ball? Or a missile tracker radar?
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We meandered back down the mountain and stopped to get some Jo-Jo's shave ice. It comes highly recommended and didn't disappoint!
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I love the hours posted on the door. So true.
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The innards of the hut.
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Patiently waiting for our order.
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Yummy!
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We sat and ate and chatted with another family visiting from Auburn Washington. Small world!
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I can see why many botanists come to Hawaii to study and do research. The variety of flora is limitless! I love this big yellow tree.
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Back at the hotel we took a nap, took Fox in the kiddie pool, I blogged and worked a li'l, and then for dinner we went down to the Christiansen/Warner room and ate a hodge podge of delicious food. Mr. Fox got short-changed on his naps today so he fell asleep in my arms. What a sweet boy.
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Another fun day! Only two days left - time is flying!
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