Our first stop brought us to a little river leading into the ocean. The girls began their collection of goodies that will turn into what I like to call 'the bag of stench' (AKA shells and rocks). I will retrieve much of it for our Collection Jars.
|This is my favorite sign of all times.|
|Annelies' first pose with the Selfie Stick. I'm thinking she has given up fighting it.|
The walk down was a little steep, but doable. I do not artificially exercise (e.g., run when an animal is not chasing me or ride a bike while not moving an inch), but whenever we do things like this I realize I am in better shape than most because ... I made it. Hawaiian Tip: Water shoes are a must. We used them while hiking up and down the hills so we wouldn't have to haul our hiking shoes and they were fabulous (all for $5 on winter clearance in Minnesota!). The shore is very rough, not sandy, so they are fabulous for walking in the water.
|Yes, Annelies is up on that rock.|
The Olivine Pools were large tide pools that held water. Very deep, in fact the girls could not get to the bottom.
We are giggling here because it took me no effort to float while Annelies couldn't stay up despite her constant treading (remember fat floats).
Day Four: Gas $0 ($9.55 total); Lodging $428.50 ($1,162.36 total); Souvenirs $0 ($15.90 total); Tourist Traps $0 ($6 total); Fights 0 (0 total). || Airfare for entire trip: $8,470.08 (of which $7,228.08 was free, using miles). Car Rental for entire trip: $469.76. Note: I'm not tracking driving miles, Redbox rentals or states (2 total) for this trip.