Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 4 of Hawaii trip

We drove to the north shore of Oahu today (Sunday).  The island is beautiful.  Besides the beaches there is beautiful greenery and flowers all over.

I noticed a tree with big balls hanging on it.  When we got close we could see that they were buoys.  Artsy! 
We passed the Polynesian Cultural Center.  It was closed but the grounds were beautiful.

We drove along looking for a place to have lunch.  Luckily we found a great place.  The food was vegetarian and all the vegetables were grown there on the farm.  I even had homemade ice cream for dessert.  Kenny had fun running around the huge grounds between the eating area and the farm.

Kevin wanted to go snorkeling at Shark's Cove.  We parked in the wrong place.  It was just a tidal pool.  We set up in the shade.  Then a couple of bums started fighting and swearing loudly.  I called 911 because they were driving people away and Kenny had fallen asleep.  A cop showed up and said that bums arguing was not considered disturbing the peace.  They could do and say whatever they wanted.  He said that's how it is in Hawaii.  No wonder there are so many homeless people in Hawaii - good climate, all beaches are open to the public, few rules for behavior.
Since Kenny was sleeping, Kevin and Tomoko went off to snorkle together while I stayed with Kenny.

Kenny woke up and was very disappointed that I was not "mama."  I was afraid that he would run off but he stayed and cried for a bit.
Then we moved over to Shark's Cove.  Kevin and Tomoko took turns snorkling.  It was a beautiful location.  I stood on a bluff for a few minutes watching them.  That was long enough for me to get sunburned, even with sunscreen on.

 We continued our drive and had dinner in a little town.  The stores looked cute but they were closed - saved me money.

 It's hard to see in this photo but there was a huge moon early that evening.  It's low on the horizon at the end of the road.

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