Hawaii for Twenty Years, Final Post, Finally

Ok finally getting to our last few days in Hawaii. Yay! On the fifth day we headed off towards North Beach. We were all sunburned from our first beach day. And we must have all been a little tired from the get go because when we drove by the Dole Plantation no one really objected to not seeing pineapples.

But we did pull over and run across a busy street to see sea turtles! Isabelle had learned about them in our schooling, right before our trip, and it was a perfect chance to see them in real life. She said it was cool but she didn’t seem very excited. It was hot and Isabelle, my little fish, wanted to go swimming.

So, we took off and got some shave ice from Masumoto‚Äôs and that’s it. We didn’t check out North Beach at all. Instead we went back to the resort for swimming and movie night out on the lawn.

Sea turtle

Sea turtle

At Masumoto's


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On our last full day there we were undecided what we wanted to do. We thought we’d relax and check out the activities at the resort.

We started with going to Aunty’s Beach House for family play time. But instead of leaving when it was over, Isabelle wanted to stay for an activity, making space goo. Alone. Without us. Gulp. So, we signed her in and walked out the doors without her.

It felt so weird not having Isabelle with us. I missed her so much. We didn’t know what to do with ourselves. We didn’t want to leave the resort and do anything because we didn’t want Isabelle to miss out. So, we ended up going to the little game center area and making a video. It was supposed to be a family video but ours wasn’t because part of our family was missing.

Aloha from Nathan on Flickr

We just sat around like goobers for an hour and a half until it was time to go get Isabelle. I was so happy when it was time to pick her up. Since we were complete again, we went back to the game center and made our family video.

Aloha from us on Flickr

When we were done with that silliness we checked out the Menehune adventure trail activity. How it works is, you check out an iPhone and watch videos from Aunty and hunt for things for her. Isabelle LOVED it. There were several different adventures. We should have checked it out earlier in our trip because Isabelle would have loved doing more of them. We only did that one because it was getting hot which meant…swimming, of course.

After swimming we ended our night by the fire pit with Aunty telling stories. And sadly that was our last full day in Hawaii.

On the Menehune adventure On the Menehune adventure



View from the top of the waterslide area


The next morning we woke up, packed, walked around one last time taking pictures, and then flew back home.
Goodbye Aulani Goodbye Aulani

Goodbye Aulani

Flight home
I miss Hawaii.

4 thoughts on “Hawaii for Twenty Years, Final Post, Finally

  1. Ha! We did the exact same thing to see those exact same sea turtles. :-) We did stop at the Dole plantation, though, for delicious Dole Whip. Mmmmm, Dole Whip…I wish I had some right now.

  2. Isabelle could have actually swam there. But we didn’t know that until we saw people in the water with the turtles. And by then it was too late, no bathing suits. Oh well, we’ll know if we go back again. :)

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