Have to share the humor in this local signage we saw in multiple places this weekend:
"Easter Puppies - Pitbulls!" Are you serious?? Not sure what this has to do with Hawaiian tradition or Easter (bunnies, eggs, pitbulls ... oh yeah)??? :-)
Today we went to visit Coconut Island! Sounds exotic, huh? Its a small island in Hilo Bay. There's a bridge that connects it to the main island and people regularly walk or run on a path around it. Apparently it was packed as well this weekend, however, today, we had the beach all to ourselves. There were no waves, but the sand was nice and golden and the water warm. A great place for play. Another beautiful day in paradise.
|the Ty Fish|
|A little crab Daddy found while snorkeling|
|Building sand castles|
|Our first family picture with Wyatt|
We have purchased the other "end" to our open-ended trip. We are coming home!!! :-) :-) We were debating as to whether to stay another month (especially since our landlords offered us free rent for half of that time if we would stay and look after their place while they are in Europe). VERY tempting. :-) We have been gone long enough, though. Our time here has been wonderful (almost 2 months worth!!) and now its time to return to our Oregon home. We will be taking a red-eye flight on April 28th and arriving in Portland the following morning. I hear that its been below freezing in Bend most nights still, so we might be in for a temperature shock. Looking VERY much forward to seeing you all again.
|won't be missing these gas prices :-)|
|Anyone for some fried gecko??|
|The little warriors!|
|Chance's favorite spot in the morning|
|Mmmm ... protein shake mustaches|