Adventure 1: Lono's Birthday Trip
Yes, our dog gets his own birthday trip. I'm certain there is nothing he would want more than to go for a long ride in the back of the truck, only to stop and demolish sticks and then go for a swim... So that's what we did. We drove out to Kaupo to a couple more secretive spots, (all of Kaupo is pretty desolate so it's not like this place is hopping with people anyways... It's more so hopping with wild billy goats).
|Behind this church is all mountain and valleys... In front|
of the church is a cemetery and a 200+ degree
view of the ocean.
|In front of the church, with my sweet family,|
(Of course Jun is taking the picture so he's there too).
|Cemetery fronting the ocean... Not a shabby |
place to lay to rest.
|Happy Birthday Lono Mono Monkey Boy!|
|Then we went to Nu'u in Kaupo, where the water is pretty|
well protected by a cove, and I gave the boy his birthday
swim and stick fetching fun.
|Someone made this perfectly great fireplace|
and it's even got a rock wind barrier. I think
I'll have to utilize this someday soon.
|The view from the standing on the lava rocks at Nu'u... Our|
next camping/snorkeling destination perhaps.
|A sweet curious colt peeking out at us.|
Adventure 2: Our 1st Anniversary
I love men. That came out all wrong... Let me explain myself. I love men and special occasions... and, well... their adversity to them. I knew the day before our anniversary that my plan to surprise Jun with a breakfast picnic would be easily pulled off or totally ruined since either: A) He was equally trying to surprise me and was hoping that I forgot and was playing it SUPER cool, (which wasn't likely since he can't contain himself for more than 5 seconds if there is a surprise, even if it's days, weeks, or years early)... Or B) He totally forgot, in which case my plan to surprise him would be a super success!
So as we did our morning surf checks and dump run, (which takes us just a few minutes round trip), I asked to stop at Waianapana, (black sand beach), to take a picture for my sister so she could see where the black sand on her sea glass art came from. He thought nothing of it and even didn't say anything when I grabbed Reise's backpack out of the back seat, (which I'd packed with breakfast, blankets, and Bailey's the night before). I even had made coffee to go that morning and made a home made card the night before while he was at work. He had to work that night, hence the Bailey's for a toast in the morning time.
So I walk us down to this super secluded gorgeous area by the sea. No one can see us and we can't see them. Then as I start unpacking our breakfast picnic he asks, "What are you doing?", (still so completely clueless), to which I say, "Happy Anniversary honey... I thought we could have a breakfast picnic!" (Insert not a happy face, but a look of absolute horror here). His eyes grew HUGE and he looked severely panicked. I immediately hugged him and said, "Don't worry babe, if you hadn't forgotten, this surprise would have been really hard to pull off."
It was a nice morning by the sea with our munchkin, picnic, and spiked coffee. I think the look
on Jun's face was the most priceless thing I have ever seen in my life and by the end of the day I was so sick of having to tell him that I didn't care, (and I really didn't care), that he forgot, that having to tell him I didn't care was the only thing upsetting me at that point. Ha! :)
|Looking towards the Black Sand Beach from near|
where we had our picnic.
|Jun and Reise reading his Anniversary card.|
|We moved the party to a picnic table in|
the shade so munchkin could hang out.
These two are so cute together!
|The Black Sand Beach from an above view.|
Coming next... Keanae Arboretum and Kahanu Gardens. Does everything in Hawaii start with a K?
Hugs and Aloha,
Hugs and Aloha,