Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Spring Break 2007
Em and John Splash
Spring Break is 2 weeks long, here in Hawaii. We are in the middle of week 2 and so far we have:
gone shopping at two different malls
gone to the beach 4 times
painted ceramic animals and "sticky paper"
shopped at the BYU Hawaii bookstore
walked around the Temple grounds and visitor center
gone on a hike to a lighthouse
gotten a brain freeze from Shave Ice
played with friends
and enjoyed a little whale watching.
Whew. This is getting tiring.
Today we got up early and headed to Hanauma Bay for some snorkling, but the parking lot was already full at 9am, so we checked out Bellows AFB and got information about reserving a cabin for our vacation this summer. They also have group camping - anyone want to come for a family reunion? This place is perfect - beautiful grounds, right on the beach, in Hawaii, and only $35 a night for groups up to 75 people. Mom?
We still wanted a little water action, so we decided to head to downtown Waikiki and swim at the Hale Koa resort. We found the parking easily (a miracle for me.) Then we spent 4 hours swimming in a pool right off the beach. It was beautiful, and so fun! Emily is such a little fish! By chance, we met some friends from our neighborhood there, too.
It was a super fun day, but now I'm tired. Nathan is gone this week, and I am having a terrible time sleeping. I keep waking up at about 1:15am and am not able to get back to sleep for hours. On Tuesday night I never went back to sleep. I tossed and turned, then read until the sun came up. Help! What can I do? I need my sleep to survive the rest of our Spring Break adventures...