Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hawaii

Before our trip to Hawaii, I asked Costas what he wanted to do in Hawaii. He said that he wanted to see a coconut tree. So, if you look in the tree, you can see lots of coconuts. Since Tom couldn't come at the last minute, my mom flew down instead and met us there. She surprised me by bring along my niece, Tierra. Costas had a great time playing with her. We went on a submarine ride that went under water to a depth of 130 feet. The pictures aren't great, but it was really interesting to be so far under the water. We saw lots of fish and a sunken ship. The hotel in Maui had a pirate pool which was a great place for little kids to play. Costas loved going down the water slide. My mom was able to spend time with Actaeos and Costas. Everyone loved the swimming pools, even Actaeos.
After Maui, the kids and I headed to Kauai. We went up to this canyon, which was beautiful. Unfortunately, there was vog (from the volcano) so it wasn't very clear. Here is a picture of the beach in front of our hotel. We saw a Hawaiian monk seal on the beach. There are only 35 of them left in the world.
Overall, it was a great trip. Costas loved the swimming pools, water slides, and the beach. The only hard part was getting there and back by myself. On the way home, we had a 1 hour flight, a 5 hour lay over, a 5 hour red-eye flight (I didn't sleep at all), then a 6 hour drive home (I stopped for short 5 minute power naps). We are happy to be home!

2 comments:

Lorraine said...

omg cassie, the flight/way home!! i would have had to get a hotel room and drive later.

Tiffiny said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful trip! It looks beautiful.