Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Honu means Turtle

Since we moved here almost 2 years ago, I have been offering our home to friends and family to stay at, but sadly the only people who have been able to take us up on that offer have been my parents and Mark's mission buddy, Josh and his wife. We were so excited when are PG, settlers-playing buddies, told us they were coming for a week. The Hales came last week Wednesday and left this evening. While they were here I took them all over the island, from Makapu light house to Haleiwa for shave ice. In fact, we were lucky to see humpback whales on Saturday and then giant Honu (sea turtles) today. It turned out to be perfect. Today for their last day in Hawaii I drove them out to Lanis (or turtle beach). This beach is popular because the Honu love to sun bathe on its shore. After a yummy breakfast of portuguese sausage and eggs at Hukilau Cafe, we drove to lanis just in time to see 5 or 6 Honu playing in the waves. After we watched them for about 10 minutes one of the turtles bobbed his way onto the shore and slowly crawled up on the sand. After he came out, another turtle followed in his path. It was great to watch the beautiful turtles make their way out of the ocean and onto the beach. Wish you could be there too....ahh, I sure do love living in Hawaii.

This guy was pretty big. Henry had a great time watching him crawl up on shore, and since he was so slow, we had some fun photo opps!
Here is me and Haley at Makapu light house look out. We spent the morning hiking up and we were both pretty tired at the end. From the lookout we could see Molokai and a group of Humpback whales doing pectoral fin slaps on the water.
I couldn't resist a picture of the turtle butt! If you are feeling saggy and overcome with cellulite, just imagine, it could be worse. This guy needs to do some serious butt crunches.

5 SPLURTS:

Tammy said...

These are awesome pics Erin! Haley, you lucky dog you! I guess I'll have to hitch along sometime with you, Erin on one of your trips back to visit Hawaii. I live to see a whale in real life someday. I don't think that will happen if I never leave Utah.

haley said...

Oh, how I miss Hawaii, already! I must say, you guys were the best tour guides anyone could ever ask for. I woke up to rain and snow in the mountains today...let the post-vacation depression begin! Thank you again for showing us your beautiful island and for all you did for us while we were there. We miss you guys already! Love you all lots!

Amy said...

You are so blessed!
We get to look out and see coyotes or possums. Woo hoo!. lol

haley said...

send more white rabbit candies and those hot arare crackers! i am dyin' here!

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