Time for snorkeling! Hanauma Bay is a classic destination on Oahu. So we headed over there for the day. When we were here years ago, the fish would swarm you. Now, they have instituted some needed conservation efforts which include not feeding the fish. Bummer for the kids. Oh well, we will still have a great time!
After we got Sydney to do some snorkeling, it was Reagan’s turn. She wanted nothing to do with this — of course. I ended up putting her on my shoulder and carrying her to the water. We rode around on the boogie board and looked down at the fish. Finally, I got her to put on the mask. She just wore it on the board to look like she meant business. Then she wanted the tube in her mouth. When that was in there, she became a different person. She was yelling and screaming in it — and having a blast. She had no interest in putting her head in the water. Yet, this gear made her some kind of monster. The antics continued when we got back to shore with this hang loose dance.
I had to get the video camera out to try and capture some of this.
Kim was able to get Reagan back in the water later for some quick head dunks to see some fish. Back on the beach, these wild chickens kept coming around. I told Reagan that those chickens might lay an egg for her breakfast. She loves eggs. She disagreed with me. She does not eat chicken eggs she tells me. She eats scrambled eggs. How stupid I must be! Later, I noticed this going on. I don’t claim these children.
Later that evening, we saw an ad for miniature golf so we had to go. It was our favorite indoor winter pastime at home on the weekends until our place closed. So when we saw one here, we had to hit it! This was 3-D golf so we were not sure what to expect. Turns out its a bunch of neon stuff, black lights, and 3-D glasses. Reagan got to the first hole and decided that this was very scary. The music was this scary tiki music and it was “creeping her out”. She barely let her ball roll. She was so busy looking for something to jump out at her. She kept peering out the top of the 3-D glasses as if that would help her see the oncoming terror quicker. The best part was hearing her comment on the 3-D elements — how the thing “just comes right out of the picture”. I would see her waving her arms through 3-D elements trying to touch them. At the end of the course, a volcano erupts when you ball goes in and I think she peed her pants when it happened.
Just another evening in paradise.