Saturday ~ Hawaiian Travel Log

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.

finalBefore 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.


finalNow 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

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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

  6. Love the pictures. Enjoy your day celebrating Conner and his graduation! Looking forward to see how Sam reacts when you get home. 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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