Christmas in Paradise – Day 6

Today Emily participated in a duathalon. Meanwhile Sam and I enjoyed YUMMY belgian waffles with pineapple, mac nuts, whipped cream and my newest obsession: coconut syrup. We then went to a beach with extensive tide pools where Sam was overwhelmed by an incoming wave, knocked down, tossed against lava rocks, and decided that we should do something else (very reasonably so!). We then drove to Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau, a place of refuge which we all agreed was a highlight of the trip. Sam completed some activities and earned a Junior Ranger badge. Part of the ceremony was to take an oath to protect wildlife and also to respect his parents. We plan on referencing the last clause extensively.

The shots below all come from our last stop of the day as well as our driveway when a flock of wild turkeys wandered through.

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