Thursday, July 21, 2011

Keauhou Bay

We got up a little earlier Wednesday morning... early enough to see the sunrise.

The air was much cooler, so we ran a lot farther. I never really understood why people got up early for a run when they were on vacation (or workout at all on vacation) but I think I get it now. You pretty much get to see more of your vacation destination on foot, work off calories, and feel awesome all at the same time. I think I'm hooked.

And running in the morning helps you justify laying by the lagoon all day.

(Buddha's belly. I wonder how many people have rubbed it)

We read and swam and sunbathed for most of the morning because that's what you do on vacation.... and when you've had enough of that you go on an adventure.

Our friends/fellow agent & wife flew in from Oahu that afternoon and Anna (the wife) CRAVES adventure. So we went with them on a drive down to Keauhou Bay. She wanted to drive down to the farthest bay and work our way back to the hotel.

Keauhou Bay was our first stop. We all got in the water and started snorkeling. The crazy thing was that it was a black sand bay so it was pretty hard to see anything underwater in great detail. We still saw two turtles, fish, and coral. I was really worried about sharks the entire time because we were the only ones there... and then Ben (the agent) cut his hand pretty bad on come coral... so that's all she wrote. I filled a sandwich bag full of black sand before we headed back into Kona.

(Let's just pretend I'm wearing shorts or something, ok?)

It was getting dark and we were running out of time so we decided to get something to eat (and a bandage for Ben) instead of finding more snorkeling. We drove right by the Kona temple on our way back into town.

We ended up eating at some hole-in-the-wall place that some locals said was great. They said they eat there twice a week.... once we went inside I was afraid that whatever I ordered was going to be made out of cat or dog so I just had some chocolate covered macadamia nuts instead. It was a good choice.

We got back to the hotel and listened to a voicemail from Jake's family. Everett had learned to stand up in the middle of the floor by himself. They said that he would stand up and then laugh so hard. These are the pictures they posted on Facebook for us to see:

We were sad to miss it and thought for sure he'd be running by the time we got home!

1 comment:

  1. The best thing about getting up in time to watch the sunrise in Hawaii is it is like 5 hours later here so you arent as tired lol.

    P.S. you do realize hawaii is in the U.S., right? Lol i dont think they can serve cats and dogs hahaha

    I like when you go on vacation and i can look forward to your blogs for each day for awhile lol