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Geckos, Ultralights, and Sunburn

What another fantastic weekend!

On Friday, Chuck and I dropped the kids off for school then met our landlady/property manager at the pier for a swim.  We swam 1.2 miles round-trip over coral and fish and boy did that tucker us out!

After the swim, Chuck and I grabbed lunch and met the friendliest gecko we’ve ever seen.  This guy came right up to me and was checking me out, and once I put out my finger he jumped right onto my arm.  The waitress told us they love sweet things and brought us a cherry and OMG I think he was in gecko heaven!  Who knew??!

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Saturday was Chuck’s birthday. He went to the airport to ride in an ultralight (“trike”) which is basically a powered hang glider. He came back giddy and told me that I’d love it so of course I’ll be doing it sometime soon!  Read more about it here.

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Saturday was also the start of the 40th annual Queen Lili’uokalani canoe races which is the world’s largest long distance outrigger canoe race.  Read more about it here.

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On Monday we went back to Kua Bay for 4 hours.  I think I boogie boarded for at least 3 hours straight and right now I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck.  The kids played and boogie boarded some too and it was all around a good family day at the beach.  EXCEPT we’re all crispy, especially Beck.  We did lather up before the beach and even re-lathered part way thru but somehow Beck is redder than a lobster and the rest of us are a tiny bit red.  I guess we ordered ourselves extra crispy.  Oops.

So now its chillin’ time with a beer (Kona brewery of course) and then I’ll be heading to rest and recover from the day.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love it here??

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