Hawaii. Barnes and Noble. The Shapeshifter's Secret. Yes, I was freaking out. This was such an amazing moment, and I could have stayed in that bookstore all day. People were looking at me, probably wondering why I kept posing in the teen fantasy section of Barnes and Noble. I didn't care, I was way way way too happy.
And this is what we did the rest of the time...
The beautiful, incredible, and educational Polynesian Culture Center.
The delightfully, delicious, Dole plantation.
"Dear lord / Lest I continue / My complacent way / Help me to remember / Somehow out there / A man died for me today. / As long as there be war / I then must / Ask and answer / Am I worth dying for?" -- The inscription said Eleanor Roosevelt carried it in her wallet during WWII.
The beautiful Laie Hawaii temple.
And every other awesome thing:
Amazing Sea Turtles (which I had to keep reminding people, we only LOOK, no touching them). This guy's name was Tripod.
That little black dot on the island is my brother. I dared him to swim out there and sing songs from the little mermaid. And he did it!
Waterfalls, even though they are freezing, they are worth hiking to.
My cheesy, look-we're-on-the-beach pose.
Conquering my fear of heights at Waimea Bay.
And you can't visit Hawaii without getting some Matsumoto Shaved Ice.
This wahine thanks you for checking out my post. Hang loose and Aloha!