Here is my Hawaii story to be continued this week:)
Day 1-Dec 9th
Here we are making my little girl dream come true!
Adjusting to the time change might take a few days...Michael was up at 2:30 am and me at 4am! We headed out early hoping to beat the crowds at Pearl Harbor only to find google maps sent us an hour out of the way...so we re-grouped and headed to the north shore. Our first stop of the day was to walk the beautiful grounds of the Laie Hawaii Temple. The spectacular palm tree lined entrance was breathtaking!
Day 3-December 11th
The next adventure found us greeted by an ancient Hawaiian couple honored in statue form, the ancestors of this macadamia farm family. It was inspiring to read about their lives of generosity, service and love to those around them. This great spirit of the Hawaiian people at large could be felt here with all of the staff and the owner. We had an authentic moment as we cracked a macadamia nut with a rock surrounded by chickens waiting to pounce on said nut! I felt like a "city girl" since I had never considered the origin of the nicely shelled macadamia nuts I buy in attractive packages off the store shelf:)
After church we came to the conclusion that since we were on vacation we could take the morning off from touring and relax with a book:) There is a bit of urgency when one spends so much for a vacation...resting seems a bit wrong when there is so much to see;-}
A sea turtle feeding near by added a some excitement to our time on the beach.
Right outside the Iao Needle park we pulled over for the magnificent specimen...can you tell I love trees? Impressive vines reaching to the ground...I will never complain about pulling my wimpy vines out of the landscaping again:)