Anna’s favorite beach was Waikiki despite the crowds because it was warm and the waves were so gentle. They were in the water for hours. There were so many incredible views driving around this little island.On Mother’s Day, after church, we hiked to Lulumahu Falls. It was maybe my favorite thing we did.
A gorgeous drive, a jungle hike, and all the interesting things you learn when playing two truths and a lie. We may have gone on picture overload. Side note: The whole time we were there we kept seeing policemen parked in random parking lots doing… apparently nothing, just walking around and chatting with each other. We chalked it up to the laid back Hawaiian attitude and moved on.
We were a little nervous to go on this hike because our internet information said that lots of cars were broken into at the trailhead. We pulled in next to a sign that said do not enter and a policeman walked up. I hope we didn’t drive all this way for nothing… I thought, worried he was going to tell us the trail was closed. But he kindly directed us through the no trespassing sign and continued to patrol the parking lot. We left our rental car, our minds at ease. So often my first impressions are wrong.
We not only found a double rainbow, but we could walk right to the end of it… except we decided it must be the beginning when there was no gold. Max found a lot of gecko friends in the backyard of our rental house. One lost it’s tail just as Max tried to catch him. He was dubbed Gordon the gecko from that time forward. We saw him almost everyday much to Max’s delight. There was an amazing banyan tree by Waikiki beach. Pearl Harbor brought a surprising reverence to my children. Josh is usually my historian but Anna was fascinated, she asked tons of questions and wrote in her journal later that night.