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.
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!
We drove past a bunch of spots where movies scenes were filmed. It was pretty cool.
On our way back we had a great view of the China Man’s Hat.
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.
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.
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:).
I tried a poi doughnut. Much tastier than just plan poi. Plus they were all purple and cute, I had to have one.
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.
Hope you are all having a great week!! xoxo