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... were some interesting birds about the ponds , but the fish were fascinating, in that each fish seemed to be living separately in a circular hollow it had created and which it defended if any adjacent fish should approach its area.
It was pretty easy to imagine the way life was a few hundred years ago for these Hawaiian ancestors. Also drew our attention to the similarities of the Hawaiian people with the likes of the New Zealand Maoris and even the ...
... at the site. This year the place was packed and parking was tight. We found a spot and headed for the Visitor’s Center so that Josie could get her materials for her Junior Ranger badge.
We walked through the exhibits. The festival provided guests the opportunity to make many crafts: a bamboo horn or flute, a gourd with netting to carry water, leis, hats, etc. Josie really wanted to make the gourd, so we signed her up for that. Both ...
... but every 5 or so minutes a Manta Rays glided by with little effort close to the seafloor. As we watched the dazzling creatures move smoothly by, they started increasing their altitude. One swam directly below Sam while she wasn't looking, and then I told her to look down to see the beautiful creature. Another manta ray swam right at me. I was panicking as he approached, but he swam right beneath me. I turned around to watch him spiral swim to the side and away ...
... cool experience!
After snorkeling we ventured over to the historical park. We learned about ancient Hawaiian life and some of the first Pacific Islanders who settled on the island. (Also, during the walking tour, we played the Game of Life on Jarryd's iPhone).
Once finished at the park, we started making our way back to the condos. On the way, we stumbled upon a place called "Donkey Balls". Intriguing. We went in ...
... want from a beach vacation. There are also state and national historic sites within a short distance both north and south of town. Everything is easily accessible and easy to find. The island is small enough that you could probably go all the way around in a day. But you won’t because you will be stopping to explore all the sites. I don’t like to spend a whole vacation sitting on the beach or shopping ...
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