Wednesday- We started out the day with surf lessons. While this was totally out of my comfort zone, I went out with the rest of the family and it ended up being a blast. I was terrible at surfing and only got up once but it was so fun trying something new.
After surfing all morning, we stopped at Tropical Taco, for some fish tacos. In the afternoon, we all spent time at the beach near our house playing in the water with the boogie boards.
Thursday- At my request, we rented kayaks and spent the morning on the river paddling through the mangrove and wildlife reserve. We saw a ton of fish and turtles.
Friday- The girls and I walked into town and did some shopping. We had açaí bowls and had a lazy morning checking out the shops while Scott dropped Sam off for a long run. Afterwards, we took a drive up the coast to Tunnels Beach and walked around. This is a popular surfing and snorkeling beach west of Hanalei Bay. Unfortunately, the surf was too high and it wasn’t a good day to get in the water. We headed back to pick up Sam and then in the afternoon, Scott and the kids rented a surf board and took turns trying to catch waves. I sat on the beach and read my book! At the end of the day, we went out to the beach near the rental house and took family pictures.
Saturday- We were suppose to fly out Saturday night, but our flight was delayed until Sunday. So, after a bit of scrambling, we made hotel reservations closer to the airport on the south side of the island. We drove to Waimea Canyon and spent the day checking out the views and overlooks. Sam and the kids did a quick hike to a beautiful overlook but I was not interested in getting muddy again:). We found a restaurant with a sunset view and enjoyed our Christmas Eve together. We had another ice cream/shave ice and walked on the beach.
Sunday- Yah! Bonus Day! We spent the day snorkeling at Poipu Beach for the day. It was an exciting day. There were two monk seals and two sea turtles on the beach all day. Sam had a fun scare when a lizard fell in his hair. It was a perfect last day at the beach in Kauai.