Friday, August 1, 2008

Aloha From Hawaii-- 9

Oahu is know as "The Gathering Place" but our friend found a typo in a guide book that called it "The Fathering Place." Perhaps this explains why tourism has dropped off lately. "I went to Hawaii and all I got was this lousy kid."

We decided to stay behind at the resort and do nothing while our friends took the kids to Hanauma Bay for some snorkeling. I know it sounds like we did nothing yesterday but trying to keep two children from drowning for five hours is hardly nothing. It was exhausting.

Today we just wanted to sit in the sun, frolic in the surf, read our books and have a fish sandwich (no, that's not a euphemism.)

Speaking of fish, somebody on our floor cooked fish for dinner and for hours the hallway smelled like a locker room at a strip joint. (Oh yeah, I went there.)

I'm getting punchy. Either I'm anxious about leaving tomorrow or I've had too many vodka/mango smoothies. I find if you call them smoothies instead of daiquiris, it sounds less tawdry and a lot more healthy.

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