Spring Break 2016

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Hawaii 2016

Welcome back to Hawaii!  3rd visit for a 6 year old.  Not bad. This trip Kayla was old enough to do a lot of the stuff she previously sat out on.  Like swimming in a waterfall fed mountain pool.  Too bad the rain had been light and flow was low. I told her she was in Jurassic Park!  They filmed … Read More

The Last Day

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We leave in the morning so its the last full day here. The consensus was easy – back to the favorite beach. On our way, we took our leis out to Duke to continue the tradition. Time for another boat ride, sis? We had ice cream about every day here. From anyone that sold it. Even in Hello Kitty bowls. … Read More

Cultural Diversion

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The family always enjoys a luau while in the islands so Kim picked a bit of a different one this time. Usually, these are just a dinner and show. But we learned of the Polynesian Cultural Center over on the other side of the island. It was more of an all day adventure. Kind of like Epcot meets luau — … Read More

Sandy Beaches

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We were headed back to Hanauma Bay but it was full from all the damn tourists. So we drove on and promised to return later. We drove around the bend to Sandy Beach. I had seen this beach mentioned a variety of times as a popular and dangerous beach. I saw it on Obama’s list of favorite Hawaiian places too. … Read More

Rest Day

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With our car rental, Kayla took the chance to sleep about 1/2 the day in the car. Its like kids just know what to do. She missed the pineapple plantation in total. But she magically woke up when it was time for the beach. At dinner, she picked at some fresh salad bar items as she ate several patties of … Read More