Beautiful Morning at the Beach
I decided to finally get going to a beach this morning. I only have about 30 more mornings to do that before I head back to NY, where my toes will not touch sand for the next 9 months when/if I return to Hawaii next year. Insert sad face.
My beach of choice was Ko Olina. It's close, it's beautiful, and the weather there is usually wonderful even when it's pretty stinky elsewhere on the island. I packed a book, my camera, a snack and a drink...
Ko Olina is home to Aulani--the Disney Resort. After grabbing some rays and then walking around to get some photos, I took a walk through the grounds of Aulani. It's one of my favorite places to be. I know it's a tourist trap, I know it's crowded, I know it's not what you think of when you imagine Hawaii, but I love it anyway.
It was designed with an Hawaiian cultural advisor on staff and it's so NOT hokey. I lucked out again and saw one of the characters, Stitch, wandering around looking for photo ops with the children.
I. WANT. TO. WORK. THERE!!
It will never happen, but it tugs at my heart every time I'm there.
Anyway, after several hours at the beach, I packed up, drove to the Y and swam my laps.
It was a really good day, praise God.