Monday, April 28, 2008

Day Seven, 4/18

While John wasn’t too keen on the idea of hiking, I did convince him to take the hike at Diamond Head State Park. It’s a crater, and you start out at the information center in the center of the crater. Then hike a steep walk up to the top. It’s not quite a mile to the top, but it sure feels like a long way with the steep stairs and no breeze until the top.

But we made it! And we were rewarded with amazing views of Waikiki and beyond. I’m just awed by the water in Hawaii—so many shade of bright blue.

After grabbing lunch at Teddy’s (told you it was great!) we headed back. John decided to golf at another course on the island, while Dad and I headed to Shark’s Cove on the North shore for snorkeling. I know, Shark’s Cove…snorkeling…sounds like a not-so-brilliant plan. But it was awesome. We spent a while swimming with trumpet fish, sea urchins, Nemo fish, rainbow fish, even a sea turtle.

Then we headed over to Waimea Bay to catch some waves on the boogie boards. There were waves, but it wasn’t exactly working out. After getting pounded by three waves in a row, I decided to just float and swim for a while. I was covered in sand, and ready to head home after that!

We had dinner out at Pinky’s Pupu Bar and Grill. Yes, we ate Pupu, which is another word for appetizers. John got a good giggle out of that.

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