Today was awesome. We started out at Hanauma Bay snorkeling. It was incredible. The fish were everywhere and so colorful. It took a while to feel comfortable breathing through the snorkel, I spent most of the time hyperventilating because of it. It was a pretty cloudy morning so by the time we were done I was shivering like crazy. But it was well worth it. After that we went to the Halona Blowhole. When the ocean is rough water spurts out of it all the time. It was a pretty calm ocean day so we saw some spurting but not a lot. Still fun to see. Then we drove through the jungle on the Tantalus Jungle Drive. Wow. I'm not sure if it is technically a rainforest, but it was beautiful and reminded me a lot of the rainforest in Ghana. We tried to go to Pearl Harbor next but because of the recent budget cuts our tour was cancelled. We are going back on Sunday morning now. Bummer, but it will work out. This gave us time to go to the Dole Plantation. Pretty lame. Had some yummy Pineapple Whip and walked through the world's largest maze, which just made me nauseous. We ended the day at Sunset Beach for a beautiful sunset. So great. We are so tired and go to bed early every night, but it is so worth it!
Our beach cottage
View from our cottage
gorgeous clear water
Val and Ellyn enjoying the view
Tantalus Jungle drive
View of Honolulu
Hiding in the jungle
This is me feeling sick after the maze.
still not impressed with the maze
yummy pizza for lunch
putting on the snorkel gear
getting ready to snorkel
love this one of Val and I
Val is being an Asian tourist
Snorkeling (that's me on the right)
So cold, kept my arms close to my body to preserve heat
Probably about to fall over
The face is because I'm freezing. Teeth chattering. Shivering.
Didn't want to pick the flower and kill it, so leaned over to have it be in my hair