23 April 2005

A couple of pretty girls, a convertible, and the day to ourselves in O'ahu. Doesn't get much better than this. Thanks to great logistical planning, and an enthusiasm by all 4 of us to get off on our own after a week of bus trips with 150 kids, we extended our hotel checkout time, and set out at 6:30 am for a morning of snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. Ron rented a Sebring convertible and we rode in style around the southeastern tip of the island, stopping at Starbucks for an early breakfast in Hawaii Kai, snorkeling til noon, then driving up past the blowhole and black rock beaches into Waimanalo for a traditional Hawaiian plate lunch of lau lau, rice, and macaroni salad at Ken's. We got back to Waikiki just in time to do a little last minute shopping, photography, and visiting (well, okay, bragging) about our wonderful morning.