14 March, 2013

A Last Hurrah

On Saturday, our last full day in Hawaii, we decided to take one last trip to the beach. We had planned to go the weekend before, but we were so busy packing and doing last minute things around the house that it just didn't happen. And this worked out well for us, anyway, despite the fact that it took forever for us to get there. {Definitely don't miss the traffic!}


I really wish we'd had more time to spend there hanging out. But with all our beach stuff packed with the rest of the house, it probably wouldn't have been a good idea anyway. No umbrella + lots of sun = 3 potentially sunburned whities. =P That said, I'm still glad we were able to go one last time. There were a lot of things about Hawaii that I didn't like, but the beaches weren't one of them!


We were both super excited that we got to see a couple sea turtles, too! This one guy was parked out on the beach, just relaxing. I know they don't really have facial expressions, but I felt like he looked so tired. Haha! Joe was especially thrilled to see one on our last trip - he had really been hoping to, but it's always hit-and-miss. Naturally, I took photos. Please note the shaka in the last pic. He's been all about the shaka since we moved to Hawaii. =)


Of course we had to take some time to get pics with Charlotte - our favorite Hawaiian souvenir! ;-) She doesn't quite look like it, though, does she? Haha! Poor bean got her mama's whitey-white skin. We also put her feet in the water, just to see how she'd react this time. She wasn't impressed. In her defense, the water was a little chilly. She did seem to enjoy the feel of the sand between her toes, though!



There aren't many things I'll miss about Hawaii, but being 20ish minutes from the beach will definitely be one of them!

9 comments:

Tiffany said...

Which beach is this? I was just curious. I don't recognize it. I lived in Hawaii too, from 2007-2010. Definitely agree - there is a lot of things I don't miss, but the beach I miss a lot.

Jen said...

So glad you got to enjoy the beach one last time. Here's to new adventures! :)

Chantal said...

Lovely photos!! I do miss living so close to the beach...

JG said...

Sweet pics! I'm so glad you were able to make one last trip. I can see that being something I'd completely forget and then later regret.

Jenna said...

I would love to be in Hawaii! I know a lot of people talk about island fever, the traffic, and poorly stocked stores but to be that close to the beach would be heaven to me. Seeing as we have the isoclation factor, lack of anything other than walmart (poorly stocked too) and not much in the way of appeal here at fort polk, Louisiana, I would welcome even the slightest benefit. The beach and the moderate temperatures would be amazing right now.

Kim said...

Great pics! Its awesome you got one last trip in. :)

Katie said...

Looks beautiful as always! I love that he's representing Carolina in Hawaii. ;)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Glad you got one more day. We don't have warm beaches in Monterey, but we are still going to miss living by the ocean so much!

Jessica Lynn said...

AH! Sea turtles!! How fun :)