Waves and Wildlife in Waikiki

I'd like to note for the record that I left today basically unplanned (gasp). I've never been good at sitting around, but my only plan for today was to relax on the beach. Which was fine for the first three hours, but then we had to get some lunch, which meant we had to get out of our swim gear. (The waitress asked how our day was going, and we said great, we'd been at the beach, and she looked astounded: “Already?” Clearly no one in her household gets up at 5:30 am.)

We needed something to do after lunch, so we walked down to the zoo. I was expecting to spend maybe an hour looking at animals, but there was so much to do and see that we ended up spending most of the afternoon there. Justin started off sour because he wanted to play iPad and was annoyed that we dragged him away…but he quickly got over that once we started finding animals that you don't normally see in Canadian zoos, like alligators and Galapagos tortoises. Brayden was so excited to see everything that he insisted I take pictures of every single animal, along with some of the vegetation. It was a crazy good outing.

The day ended, as usual, at the pool (with free drinks and snacks — this hotel rocks!)