Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fun with friends!

We've had a lovely week with Donna and Mike here...lots of trips to the beach, snorkeling, playing, hiking, visiting, laughing.... it's been a great visit so far!

Kids playing at beautiful Papohaku beach - notice that we're the only ones on the beach?
Only in Molokai!

Snorkeling - saw quite a few fish that day.

Soaking up the sun.

I love those crystal clear, aqua waves!

We spent a day last week on the east side of the island exploring the Halawa Valley. It's at the VERY end of the road! A beautiful, lush, tropical valley with 2 waterfalls at the head of it. After a little briefing in Hawaiian culture, we hiked up the trail to the falls. (about 4.5 miles round trip)

This is the start of the hike... a little river crossing - the first of three.

It was so lush and green! A very easy trail. The kids did really well on it although we did have to bribe encourage them with popcorn a few times!

All the recent rain meant a LOT of mosquitos! Other than that it was a wonderful hike!

We were all happy to reach the falls! They were beautiful. I don't have a photo that shows the top but they were pretty high.

Brave swimmers! A few people went in and it was all fun until Zara spotted a BIG, dead, wild pig in the pool... yuck! It must have got caught in the flooding 2 weeks ago and ended up there. NOT a pretty sight. Definitely freaked her out! 

My sweet girl.

Thor being a monkey with his orange peel!

Wishing you all a wonderful week! xo

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your posts, seeing your beautiful children and the life you are creating for them!
    xo Theah