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Spring Break

Tori M.

March 20, 2011 - 5:30 PM

I have had an amazing Spring Break thus far. Last Tuesday my family and I flew into Kona, Hawaii-ready for a week in the sun. Knowing that I won't see the sun again until June I have been making the most of my prime tanning hours. Some would say I am a little insane, but I have been soaking up the rays every chance I get!


We are staying in Waikoloa, a cute little beach resort with lots of things to do. I love the big island because it is a lot more relaxing than Maui. Maui is more commercial and touristy and the big island is simple. The first couple days we spent laying by the pool, relaxing in our lounge chairs and reading. I am reading a great book. It's called "One Day" by David Nicholls. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is in need of an easy beach read! On Friday, we drove about ten minutes north to Hapuna Beach. It wasn't too crowded and the water was crystal clear and warm! My sister and I swam in the ocean while trying to avoid my brother and his friends who were trying to crash into us with their boogie boards every chance they got.


Yesterday I celebrated my 22nd birthday! I enjoyed a nice day by the pool until it started raining. Luckily, the rain in Hawaii does not even compare to the rain in the northwest. It lasted about fifteen minutes until the sun came out again. Today, my Mom, sister, our family friends and I went to the Farmer's Market in Kona. There was lots to see-little trinkets, fresh fruit, jewelry and shaved ice made up most of the market. We tried to go to a famous shaved ice place, however it was under construction due to the tsunami. Some stores were selling "We survived the Tsunami" shirts. It was interesting and sad to see.


For our last two days we plan on hiking the volcano and getting as much sun as possible! I love Hawaii. I cannot get enough of the beautiful sunsets. I would watch them every day if I could!


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