The weather has been cooler than I expected here on Oahu. Lovely breezes and a bit overcast but pleasant.
Tom’s flight landed at 11:30 today. We had to stop for fuel and then drive about 45 minutes to the Honolulu Airport. We ended up circling a few times but Tom got out of the airport quickly and was waiting on our third circle. Because Waikiki was overrun during Memorial Day weekend we skipped the aquarium. Because we were in the area we promised the kids we could go since we were close. We scored a parking spot in the tiny car park in front of the aquarium which is quite miraculous. As we approached the door a man handed Tom free passes for the kids. Score.
We checked out the outdoor exhibits and then headed inside. Alex had the handheld tour guide and he wanted to stop at every display so we could listen to the information. It was cute the first five times. He eventually grew bored with it. After we checked out the indoor tanks the seal show started. The aquarium has two Monk Seaks that can not be released into the wild. So much fun for the kids to see.
Because lunch was long passed we made a McDonalds stop after the aquarium. The weather had made a turn for the worse so the lovely drive we were going to do up the coast wasn’t going to work. We went back to the house and Tom had a little sleep. Once he was coherent we took him down to the beach a few houses down from our rental house for some wading, collecting of nature and time with the kids.