The big day is here now so today will be all about celebrating my grandson’s high school graduation to a big wide world as a young adult. Congratulations Conner – we’re all so proud of you! Love and the very best today and always.
Even though we will be celebrating the graduation in true Hawaiian style, we still managed to enjoy yet another fun-filled day on this vacay. Today was a day custom-made for snorkeling and although I’m terrified of ‘open water’ I did manage to walk out quite a ways into the bay. That is until I saw 87 jillion Yellow Tang fishes and sea urchins in between lava rocks. It was then that I high-tailed it back to the comfort of the hot sand and sun. 😉 Besides, there were photos to take of all the gorgeous scenery.
Before we arrived at the bay, I took a stroll around my son’s front
jungle yard to check out this pretty little blossom which is called a lilikoi. Also known as passionfruit, this little gem is tart yet sweet and an island favorite. It’s a very popular flavor in shaved ice treats on warm days. Sadly I ate mine before realizing I should have taken a picture of it, but it looked very similar to this image. Whoops.
Now tell me you wouldn’t want to snorkel in this bay? I dare you. But if you’re a ‘fraidy cat like moi, I won’t hold it against you. Scenes like this remind me of the old “Calgon…take me away” commercials. The pounding surf is so soothing and rejuvenates the soul. You can hear it here if you’re on FB, but if you’re not, here’s a pic (sorry, I had difficulties downloading to YouTube and clearly am no 13-year-old computer whiz).
Have a terrific weekend. Our island ‘howliday’ is fast coming to an end but I think Sam will be jazzed for our return.
Live, love, bark! <3
26 thoughts on “Saturday ~ Hawaiian Travel Log”
Congrats to your grandson.
Congratulations to Connor! Poor Sam must be peeved at being unable to give him a good sloppy lick or tail-wag or paw-shake of congrats. Hope Sam forgives you when you get back…
I’m with you on the fraidy-cat thing. I’ve never been snorkeling and don’t intend to start now. At my age all my toes are too precious to lose and my tolerance of pain is not good anyway. Who am I kidding? Even as a child I used to take my bucket and spade and sit high on the dunes as far away from the water as possible. I love being able to see the sea, but have never liked the idea of being close enough to be grabbed by its currents or its creepy-crawlies.
Enjoy the final days of your wonderful holiday. Sam will be so happy to see you!
Huge Congratulations to Conner!!! Oh how lucky you are to have a son who lives in Hawaii!!!!! OMG! If I were you? I would stay there and have them ship Sam to you or you go and get him and come back! I would never leave!!! DakotasDen
The thought has crossed my mind! More than once. 🌴🌺
Connor will soon wish that he would be back in school.
Just like the rest of us!
I am a chicken like you. Maybe because I grew up swimming in the Mediterranean I am really uncomfortable with the strength of the ocean. Whenever I am in Hawaii I have to pick and choose the beaches where I will swim. Sad, really. Enjoy the time you have left!
Right there with you. Plus critters nibbling on me scares the Be-Jesus outa me.
Will be with you in my thoughts. When are you coming home?
Congrats again, Bubba; you go boy!
Congratulations to Connor and enjoy your trip. Looks like a nice place to visit.
Thank you! LOL-you could say Hawaii is a nice place to visit…
Congratulations to Conner and his family. Thanks for keeping us updated on your trip.
Many thanks for the well wishes!
I’ll take walking along the shoreline, sitting at the water’s edge with the waves breaking over my lap, and even going in for a dip. I just don’t like “sunbathing” that much. But, hey, to each her own!
Congrats to Conner! High School graduation is one of those lifetime events that one rarely forgets. Have fun!!
I’m not a sunbather either. Have to be under an umbrella. But it’s fun to people watch and take photos on the beach.
the flower looks like an animal…very unusual. When I graduated from Uni my sister gave me a charm that said welcome to the Rat Race! LeeAnna
I like that welcome! And oh-so true.
Love the pictures. Enjoy your day celebrating Conner and his graduation! Looking forward to see how Sam reacts when you get home. 🙂
Thanks for the well wishes, we love it here but missing our boy and are looking forward to the reunion. No doubt he’ll be pogo-stick bouncing like a maniac when he sees me!
I am so jealous. I love Hawaii. Sitting and listening to the ocean is just about the most relaxing thing there is too.sigh.
Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you. Have a lovely time.
More than happy to oblige. 😉
I can’t believe how the years fly. The memories of this day will stay with you for ever, cherish it and give everyone hugs from me!
It is a very exciting day; consider your hugs delivered in spades ~ <3 ya!
Congratulations Conner! Hope the next stage of what you want to do will come soon. I think I would prefer the sun and sand – not so keen on water and small boats, so photographs it is.