We both packed our suitcases full of clothes but spent almost every day in our bathing suits. If we were going out to dinner and wanted to get fancy, I’d change into the breezy cotton dress I brought and Alan would put on a button-up shirt.
…I had some trouble getting everything on. So, Alan gave me a quick lesson, and after we finally got in the water, I was a pro! (relatively speaking :P)
I’m not the best swimmer (remember my summer swim practices?), but swimming in the ocean was so much easier. I was so buoyant in the water, it felt like I had a life vest on!
We also ate at a bunch of local places and tried fried spam musubi which was satisfyingly salty and crunchy.
One hot afternoon, I tried Ululani’s shave ice. I’d been wondering what the big deal was with these snow cones, but they weren’t at all like the icy ones I grew up eating. Ululani’s ice was so fine and fluffy, it was like eating fresh-fallen snow. They make all their own syrups, too, so each of the flavors tastes just like real fruit. Passionfruit was my favorite.
Since we were taking a red-eye flight out on our last night, we didn’t have a hotel room to crash in which forced us to keep adventuring the whole day (and floating in the water for hours on end). Late that night, we got on the plane with salt water in our hair and sand in our shoes. Now that we’re home, I already want to go back!