We started the day by going to Target and Down to Earth (an organic grocery store) to get some groceries for this week and then headed back to the pool. The weather has been almost perfect. It's been mostly sunny and 80 most of the time. It has rained occasionally, but not for more than a few minutes. When it is overcast or rains though it is pretty cold. The lifeguards wear pants and longsleeves or even jackets most of the time. To us though, it feels great. You just have to grab a towel to cover up quickly if you get out of the water when it's overcast.
I tried out the snorkeling in the lagoon in front of the hotel. It wasn't nearly as good as the snorkeling in Maui, but it was still good and I look forward to trying out the other lagoons at Ko Olina. I was able to see a large pufferfish and posibly an octopus. It swam under a rock before I could get a good look at it. The man made lagoon has a smooth sandy bottom with virtually no fish unless you swim all the way out to the breaker. Then there are a lot of fish, just not as closely packed as right off the beach in Maui. We should have checked out this lagoon before buying that boogie board. There are really no fish to be seen where the kids could use it.. Marc took Jacob around the lagoon once with it and I think that's about all the use it got. It was too big to fit in the suitcase or I would have brought it home.
We picked up food from One Paddle, Two Paddle and made PB&J sandwiches for the kids for lunch.
|Zoe enjoying her first french fry! At least they were sweet potato fries--that's healthy, right? ;-)|
|Here is evidence that it was a bit cold when you're wet. Covering up with a towel made it fine though.|
I'm not a big snow cone fan, but these were hard to resist. They were better than expected too. The kids made a three flavored cone to share. They each chose a flavor.
After dinner the kids checked out the kids club, Aunty's Beach House.
|The kids waiting patiently while we get them registered. (You have to fill out paperwork the first time.)|
|Uncle's Garage--an area for strutured activities and snacks|