Despite how wonderful our first day on the island was, there were still two very crucial ingredients to our trip that were still on their way. Their names are Abby and David. Abby is my sister, minus that whole business about the DNA, and David is her hubster. It wasn’t until Friday that we could pick them up from Bible school and really start in hard on this vacation thing.
On our way back to the house from picking them up, we stopped at Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, they were sold out of tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial for the day, so we just walked around for a few minutes and snapped a few pictures. Our plan was to make it back there later in the week to see the memorial, but other exciting things kept getting in the way and we never did. Looks like we’ll have to come back…
That afternoon we took our first swim and learned to snorkel! This was the same beach that we saw the turtles at the day before. Even as a confident swimmer, snorkeling took a little while to get the hang of, but I’m glad we learned right away. There were so many other opportunities during the week to pull out the mask and fins, so I’m glad I felt comfortable with them. My foot took a pretty bad beating on those rocks, but now (over two weeks later) the scabs are almost gone!
I love this guy so much. And I love experiencing new things with him! He is my champ and my favorite travel buddy.
On the way back from the beach, we stopped at a convenience store to try our first Hawaiian food – musubis! As you will quickly figure out, the majority of this vacation was centered around trying different foods. And eating different foods. And going back and trying them again. That’s our jam. But anyway! Thomas tried a classic Spam musubi, while I went for the katsu chicken variety. Both delicious, although I preferred the chicken. And cheap! Our favorite kind of food, people.
Oh, you thought the food experimenting for the day was over? After dinner, the four of us walked down to the ice cream shop and ended up all picking the same flavor…Hawaiian Mud Pie. There was coffee involved and some kind of chocolate. Definitely a winner! Although, it’s ice cream, so was there really ever any doubt?
Have you ever snorkeled? And what role does food play in your style of traveling?