Here's the beach just down the block from our house. It was too rocky to really be a good swimming beach, but Sunset beach was just a few minutes away and this was spectacuarly lovely as you can see.
Our house and the two rental cars. I was a little nervous when I first saw it because I thought it looked shabby. All the houses looked that way, and it was pretty neat inside.
Check out the living room!!
Mom trying to get lunch. "Hawaii time" is for real. We ordered burgers and hotdogs--the grill was already fired up, the potato chips were in bags and the drinks in bottles so we could just pick them up and it STILL took about 45 minutes.
The birthday dinner was at the Oceanarium restaurant with huge tanks of fish and a wonderful buffet.
Samoan cooking--the men do the cooking there. The also demonstrated how to make fire by rubbing two sticks together. They made it look easy.
Hawaiians like their Spam. We skipped this particular treat.
All in all, the trip was a wonderful one. I think we had as much fun as is possible for eight dysfunctional people to have. We took an overnight flight home and arrived back on Christmas Eve.
East or West home IS best.