First, we had our standard vacay room-service breakfast. Does everyone else mix it up every day? Well we don’t. Pretty much every single day on vacation is oatmeal for the girls, a huge vat of coffee and a basket of croissants for me, some free-for-all fruit, and a bowl of raisin bran for TubaDad. I wonder if the room service folks are laughing at us yet?
Then we packed up our chicken Cheerios and all the electronics we own and hit the road for Hanalei (after one quick stop to feed the gluttonous swans and koi of course).
We strapped the girls into their car seats and gave each one her own electronic device with headphones and strict instructions that she was not under any circumstances to touch her sister, look in her direction, or attempt to share food, water, air, or any movie-related commentary:
Ahhhhh. We had complete silence for the entire drive. And you know what? It was TOTALLY worth having them miss all of the beautiful scenery. TubaDad and I enjoyed it enough for all of us.
The beach up at Hanalei is so fun. A nice couple handed us a boogie board on their way out saying “use it then give it to someone else when you leave.” Cool.
Ro figured it out pretty quickly, but Ree didn’t like the way the ocean tossed her around and bailed out. We thought she was sitting placidly in the sun, but apparently she was wreaking havoc with the baby powder trying to get every last grain of sand off her body. Oops.
Spent the rest of the day in downtown Hanalei visiting little shops, grabbing some food, trying to find the elusive crispy rice macadamia nut treats, and enjoying the sights. Oh, and eating some shave ice, which seems to be made with industrial-strength color. The girls still have bright lips hours later.
Ro was saying “What?! My lips are NOT blue!” in this one. See her freckles, by the way? She has them and Ree doesn’t. It’s one good way to tell them apart when they’re close up:
Alright, I’m going to go jump in the shower and see if I can get the sand out of all the places it shouldn’t be. Aloha!
PS: I figured out how to reply to individual blog comments on the comments page. If you want this feature on your blog, go into Blogger, choose Settings / Posts and Comments, set Comment Location to "Embedded," go to Settings / Other and set Blog Comment Feed to "Full" and Per-Post Comment Feeds to "Full". Then save settings. Now if you look at your blog comments you should see the "Reply" option after comment.