We decided to go check out the Road to Hana. We didn’t really think we would make it the whole way, but wanted to stop at some sights along the way.
We found this black sand beach, although the weather started getting a bit stormy right as we pulled up. So, most of the kids stayed in the car.
The next day we stopped by an outdoor market. Lizzy was so sweet, she bought all of her siblings necklaces from money she had been saving for the trip. We found a man that was selling “Coconut Pets” (basically, coconuts that he had painted and stuck eyes on).
So, we had to go through quite a process to pick out the perfect coconut pet.
And finally settled on Kitty’s favorite. We named her Leilani because it is the only Hawaiian name I know.
While taking this picture, the coconut man was very upset to see that Leilani was facing the wrong direction. He insisted that we turn her around and take another. How embarrassing! There is Leilani’s butthole right in plain sight!
Next on the agenda was whale watching. There was a little play area near the harbor with soft whales and dolphins to play on.
I think they might have been the only whales Kitty saw all day. On the boat we kept saying, “Look! There’s one!” and she didn’t know what to look for/needed a nap/has no attention span and kept shrieking, “I DON’T SEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!!!!!!!!!!” And then dissolving in tears.
Finally Mr. Darcy, genius man, whipped out his Iphone and looked up youtube videos of whales for her to look at. She was much happier and only screamed at us every two minutes/anytime anyone looked at her/pretty much nonstop for the rest of the day.
You know how the last day of vacation goes. Everyone is exhausted and starts getting short with each other. Except the 3 year old that fully morphs into Lucifer. And just in time for tons of strangers to witness it all and judge your parenting.
Finally, we drove up to Lahaina to check out the banyan tree.
Weirdest tree ever. The kids loved it. It is huge and takes up an entire city block. If you don’t know what it is, google it… I couldn’t get pictures that made any sense. Anyway, it is pretty neat and Lahaina is such a quaint little town. I think we should live there.
And then we had to go home. Boo. I am already trying to figure out how we can go back.