Friday, July 1, 2016
June In Numbers
Well, it's over. The month I'd been dreading for...years, really. And in the end, it wasn't so bad. I mean, how can a month with a trip to Hawaii be anything but wonderful?
June was a month full of jumping, growing up and moving on, sunshine and palm trees...
I started off June by jumping (or truthfully, being pushed) out of a plane at 10,000 feet. if you missed it, you can read all about it here. Looking back, if feels like a metaphor for the next season of my life.
2 graduations. And yes, your heart can be bursting with pride and breaking a little at the same time. But mostly there was just happiness.
And then we hopped on a plane, securely fastened our seat belts (no jumping this time), and flew 2600 miles to Maui.
We usually like to visit the Big Island, but the boys hadn't been to Maui, so we decided it would be fun to try something new. Mom came along for her 1st trip to Hawaii, and we barely convinced her to come home.
These 2 people are very happy to be at the beach.
We spent part of every day swimming, boogie boarding, and snorkeling. We saw 8,692,421 tropical fish, dozens of turtles, and 2 eels. Eek! I wish I could snorkel every day.
After that, it was time for some adventure! We took a catamaran cruise to Lanai, which was purchased a few years ago for 500 million dollars.
The guys took surfing lessons. 2 of them got the hang of it right away...
And 1, not so much...
But hey, at least he tried. Unlike me, who stayed on the beach, took pictures, and laughed.
We drove the road to Hana, and saw 26 waterfalls and 592 gorgeous views of the ocean.
This child gave me at least 4 heart attacks.
One morning, we woke up at 3am to drive to the summit of Haleakala to see the sunrise. Every one of us complained, but it was absolutely worth it in the end.
There were palm trees, and plumeria, and beautiful birds, and 8 sunsets.
All too soon it was time to come home. We're back to work, preparing for college, and looking forward to July.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!