March 9th our family vacation officially began! Jim was done with work, so we packed up our gear, checked out of our first hotel, Jim upgraded our rental car to a minivan (it was magic car! All the kids had to do was say a magic word and their doors would open!), and we set off to explore the island.
We started our journey taking a drive to Lahaina. On the way we saw buckets of whales swimming in the ocean, so we pulled over and whale watched for a bit. We even saw one jump out of the water! I missed it with my camera, but it was majestic.
|Jim and Hunter checking out the whales|
|The kiddies and me posing for a pic while whale watching|
|My three favorite people|
|A family of whales!|
|We stopped for some authentic Hawaiian shaved ice -- yum!|
|We went with the rainbow flavor, and as a result our tongues all turned a lovely shade of black.|
|Tralee loved playing around the Banyan tree|
|This is what the Banyan tree looks like from outside its shade|
|Tralee wanted to do a photoshoot. She told me all the poses we had to do.|
|Jim and the kid-os right before our submarine ride|
|Under the sea!|
|Our room when we first arrived.|
We has absolutely nothing planned for the next day except to do whatever our little hearts desired.