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.
Swim swim swim. Splish splish splish. Splash splash splash.
Oh yeah. Lookin' good.
These are just too funny and awkward not to post.
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.
We got another spectacular view of the canyon.
At the very end of the road we were afraid we wouldn't be able to see a thing...
But then the clouds started moving on...
And we saw this gorgeousness.
It felt like we were on top of the world looking down.
I can't decide which family pic I like better. So here's both!
Apparently this spot is one of the wettest places on earth. If the sign says so it must be true!
Giant golf ball? Or a missile tracker radar?
We meandered back down the mountain and stopped to get some Jo-Jo's shave ice. It comes highly recommended and didn't disappoint!
I love the hours posted on the door. So true.
The innards of the hut.
Patiently waiting for our order.
We sat and ate and chatted with another family visiting from Auburn Washington. Small world!
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.
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.
Another fun day! Only two days left - time is flying!