Day 4 of vay-cay starts out like the previous days. Running through lovely Turtle Bay. I went out solo that morning and took twice as long because I was so distracted looking at everything and following paths that led me way way far away:). I have no sense of direction. It was ridiculous, but at least it was beautiful.
The ocean was gorgeous! I am not a fan of running on sand trails but I made an exception on this fine morning.
Oh, I just love this site!
So after running on sand for way too long, I finally turned around and decided I had no idea where I was going and I saw this funny rock. Wait! The rock moved! OMG it’s a seal! Giddy, giddy, giddy, a seal! Oh it’s the little things that really amuse me:).
After I hauled my sweaty mess back to the room, I showered, packed up for a venue change and we headed out on our next adventure. Hello Kualoa Ranch!!
I stumbled across this place on a travel site and as soon as my baby girl saw that Jurassic Park was filmed here, she just had to go.
Here we are on a bus, going to tour the movie sites!
Ah, the famous piece of wood that Dr. Grant and the two kids hide behind when the T-Rex attacks the gallimimus.
Ok, now if Val and I were in Jurassic Park together, I’m sure this picture is how our story would go…minus the smiles. I would have twisted my ankle running away and she would of had to carry me.
Or maybe she would have just said “sorry mom” and taken off without me:).
We drove past a bunch of spots where movies scenes were filmed. It was pretty cool.
A fun little surprise for my girly was getting to see props from one of her favorite movies, Journey 2. We went inside a WWII bunker and they had lots of movie props just hanging out in there.
On our way back we had a great view of the China Man’s Hat.
We had another excursion booked at Kualoa Ranch the day. A little trip to their “Secret Beach”. We boarded another bus that took us to a boat, that took us to the beach.
The beach had a bunch of fun equipment to use and a glass bottom boat. I had never been on a glass bottom boat, so we hopped on. We saw a few turtles, but really not as much sea life as I thought we would. My suggestion would be to skip the boat and grab a snorkel if you want to see fish.
What do you think of my sparkly sunglasses?? $5 at the Aloha Swap Meet!
Time to play!! I can’t believe I didn’t take any pics of us paddle boarding, kayaking, or snorkeling! Well, I guess we were in the water and taking my phone on the paddle board would have been a bad plan.
I love paddle boarding! I tried it in Mexico a couple years ago and it’s so fun. You must give it a try if ever get the chance.
Chickie loves snorkeling and all water activities. I think she’s part mermaid.
After we had lots of fun in the sun we headed out in search of food and of course shave ice. I saw this little place called Sweet Fanatic and was so excited. I thought it was going to be a candy shop! It turns out that it was more of an Asian casino:). I thought that there were arcade games in the store, but realized only adults were playing them. I guess you can play and shoot target and win money, or lose money, probably mostly lose money:).
Anyway, their shave ice was really good! Super fluffy ice, flavorful syrup, beautiful bright colors, perfect! I think we all came to love sweetened condensed milk on our shave ice.
I tried a poi doughnut. Much tastier than just plan poi. Plus they were all purple and cute, I had to have one.
Once we were all fed and sugared up, it was time to head to Disney’s Aulani Resort!!
Despite a long exhausting day, my crazy kid still had to get in the pool! I was just the picture taker. Thank goodness for Dad’s and Aunties.
Aulani at night was quite the site. I was just stunned by the gorgeous lighting and amazing architecture. I couldn’t wait to go to bed so I could soak it all in the next day.
Tomorrow will be a recap of just Aulani!
Hope you are all having a great week!! xoxo