It is my turn to update on our recent adventures. On Monday we drove to Diamond Head, but decided to keep going and ended up in Hanauma Bay. We had a fantastic time and Jr learned to snorkel. He hasn't stopped talking about it since. Yesterday we spent all day at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Jr got to dance with the Samoans, bang drums with the Tongans, and stick his tongue out with the Maoris. We all enjoyed the luau for dinner and the night show. Jr especially loved the dances with the fire. Today we drove back to the North Shore with the intentions of hiking to a waterfall and more snorkeling. Unfortunately, the weather decided not to cooperate and it poured rain most of the day. We ended up going to the Dole Plantation, and then spent most of the day in the town of Haleiwa getting soaked in the warm tropical rain and shopping. We had a fabulous dinner at a local restaurant and then came back to Waikiki. We spent more time walking around until the kids were so tired that they couldn't keep their eyes open any longer. M and I are depressed at the thought that our vacation is half over. We are having a wonderful time and are considering selling all of our possessions and moving here permanently. We will have so many stories when we return. I can say that I have learned a few things while I've been here. For example:
1. I understand why my dad acted the way he did (ie, constantly irritatede) on family vacations. It all makes so much more sense to me.
2. Something about being on vacation makes me constantly hungry.
3. I will never own a Po.ntiac G6 (our current rental car)
4. Kids wet their pants and/or need to pee every 15 minutes.
5. Whoever invented the portable GPS should be given a Nobel Peace Prize (it has spared M and I from countless frustrations from getting lost)
6. Everyone talks to you when you have adorable kids and a hot wife who looks to0 young to have two adorable kids.
7. Having someone clean up the room when you leave is awesome.
More to come . . . .