Lissy building one of her many sandcastles at Hukilau Beach. Nohea helping out. We stayed until closing time at the beach. It was hard to pull ourselves away. Lissy was really into the sandcastle building and bridge building--she was always building bridges. Maybe she'll take after Uncle Lani and become an architect.
One thing the island of Oahu has over the island of Hawaii is beaches. It seems like there was a beach every five miles or so. Our favorite was the Hukilau Beach. The Hukilau Beach seemed more like a "locals" beach. It had great, beginner waves. I took Nohea out to feel the waves drag across her feet and legs. We all loved the beach. Joelle, our niece, was a great help. She especially came in handy after Kulani did the ragdoll toss from a large wave into the beach floor at Pounders Beach. Kulani managed to break his clavicle in two places. We took him to the emergency room at Kahuku Hospital. The nurse doubted Kulani actually broke a bone because he was so calm. After removing his towel and seeing the bone bulging, she changed her tune. They gave him a shot of Demerol, put him in a sling, and gave him a healthy dose of some pain medications to help him until he arrived home in Utah. Kulani was out for the rest of the trip.
Joelle, the girls, and I decided to tour Laie our last night in Hawaii. We stayed late at the beach, then we went on a walking tour around the Laie Temple. We later had a late-night treat at The Best McDonald's In the World in Laie. More to come.