Fourth of July – Hawaiian Style

Old glories are waving it’s time to celebrate this beautiful country!

We’re packing up, slapping on the sunscreen, molding the musubi’s and heading out the door, because the rest of the island is usually headed to the same place. It’s not 4th July around here if we don’t hit the beach.

The water just calls you. It really does. This is the time of the year that the beaches are beautiful. Of course if you’re a pro-surfer, the beaches only look beautiful with hu-jangous waves crashing down on the breaks. I’m not a surfer. Not yet.

Sunscreen is a must. We like to brown, but not char.

Hope your holiday is everything you dreamed it would be! Happy 4th of July!

After a Storm

The beaches in Hawaii are beautiful and fun to swim at. After a storm, they do tend to look a little different. When it does rain, we are always mindful of not swimming right away because the water turns brown from the runoff coming down from the mountains. When we went to the beach last week, we forgot about the sticks that usually wash up on shore.

It is kind of a sight because you can see it all along the shore. These tourists are probably wondering why it doesn’t look like the brochures.

The sticks on the shore just gave my coconuts something else to do besides swimming. Can we say “FORT CITY”?!

I mean really, what kid wouldn’t love an endless supply of sticks.

My kid got to diggin’ and built himself a roof over his head. Guess which kid would be the last man standing on Survivor.

Even my oldest couldn’t resist the sticks.

So if you’re ever visiting the islands for the first time, and it’s storming, don’t be surprised by the debris on the shore. Remember “If Life Hands You Sticks, Build a Fort.”