Hawaii is wonderful but the experience is made much more special if you get to share it with family and friends.
Each day was pretty similar. Up with the sun. Lounge about in the cool morning air and then prep for the sun. We lathered ourselves in sunscreen. Dug around for sunglasses. Threw towels in the beach bag and gathered food for the day. We sought out different snorkel locations every day but all were filled with beautiful fish and golden sand.
Our first snorkel day was actually cut short by a shark sighting. It wasn’t at our beach but it was making it’s way towards our snorkel location so no more floundering in the water for us that day.
The standard mai tai on the beach happened as well as my Paw Paw’s signature mai tai on his lanai. A trip to Hawaii is not complete until you’ve enjoyed a mai tai in the warm caressing air.
It was hard to leave but not because I wanted to stay and sit on the beach. I didn’t want to miss out on precious time with my family. It is not easy to get us together but when we finally do make it I never want to say goodbye. Thankfully, there is another trip planned this year. We will all meet on the other side of the world to spend a couple weeks together. I look forward to the conversation and quiet moments of just being with my loved ones.