Sunset at Turtle Beach
Mom and Dave arrived safely after that realllllllllllly long flight at 3:15pm Hawaii time. Mom caught herself a cold on the flight, so she's fighting that already! The kids and I chose a fresh lei for each of them, and suprised them as they came into the baggage claim area. That reminds me that we didn't get any pictures with the leis, so I'll have to fix that today.
Mom was really hungry so the first thing we did was get out of Honolulu and then stopped at Ruby Tuesday's in Mililani for an early dinner. After that we swung by our house to unload luggage and change shoes before heading out to the North Shore for a sunset, turtle hunting and shave ice!!
I decided to get to the North Shore by driving thru the cool little surf town of Haleiwa... which is also where the shave ice is. I don't know what time they close, but all 3 shops were already closed! How disappointing!
We carried on, headed for Turtle Beach... hoping to find a turtle or two and catch the sunset as a bonus. In 8 months of living here, I had yet to see a sea turtle!!
After the first few minutes of admiring the view, we walked down the beach to where I thought the turtles usually hung out. And.... guess what was blended right in with the rocks!!
Turle L7! hehehe At first we thought he was dead and weren't going to take any pictures because he had sand up on his sides and we didn't know what the stick thing was on his back... thought maybe some kids did something to him. But as we were pondering all this, a women from the Hono Nature Services arrived to take his picture with the sunset and she assured us that he was NOT dead. And the stick thing on his back was a GPS system to track him everywhere he goes.
And that's it! Once that sun starts to move down, it goes fast! We hopped in the van and drove back home because the kids still had Easter eggs to color. And with the 6 hour time difference Mom and Dave were feeling a BIT tired.