This has been a very fun July 4th. Left Idaho Falls around 9:30 yesterday and arrived at 2:00. Mandy and her family got here just before 3:00 and Sara and her family soon after. The girls claimed the Guest House, the boys the bonus space above the garage. They were very excited to have their own space. This vacation property is amazing. Over 14,000 sq ft with 9 bedroom suites, pool, theater, game room and just insanely beautiful. Once settled the kids went swimming while Mandy, Sara and I went for groceries. The boys grilled up dinner and we prepped the rest. Enjoyed the pool for awhile then went to Main Street and had some dessert. Finished the night back at the pool and hot tub.
July 4th started with 4 am sex then a pancake breakfast at the park. At 8:00 several of us ran the 5K. Parade started at 11:00 and was right up Main Street. I caught a nap after the Parade then we went back for live music, watching volleyball and BBQ. We did this buffet and OMG it was delicious. The day ended with an absolutely stunning show of Fireworks. I think a swim and the hot tub will be a good way to end this very full day. I want to do a July 4th Party next year at the Homestead. I got some great ideas today. We wore the kids out, that is not easy to do. I hope everyone ate some good food, spent time with peeps you love and enjoyed some fireworks.
Friday afternoon and evening have been a blast! We got back to Honolulu about 12:15. Grabbed some lunch then went to play with some dolphins! They truly must be some of the most intelligent creatures God has created. Maybe it’s just my imagination but I swear when they saw me they were knew it was me. I got such a warm reception and they had so much to say. I even met some of their friends. It was fun to swim and play and get kisses. Jack is a very confident dolphin 🐬. Chip is talkative and playful. My friend couldn’t stop laughing. I had to tell them about my kids and promise them we would be visiting again this Summer. Regarding dolphins. Best. Experience. Ever! Do it, just do it! We said our goodbyes and after getting cleaned up and a short nap went out to this place called the Yard House for dinner. I had a pepper crusted filet with parmesan mashed potatoes, asparagus and carrots. For dessert we ordered the mini trio sampler of crème brûlée, peach apple cobbler and chocolate soufflé cake. We also ordered the fresh baked mint chocolate chip brownie with caramel and toasted coconut ice cream. We just shared it all so no guilt, we earned the desserts this week. The Yard House is another Wakiki Angie approved destination. It’s now 9:20 and I’m heading back to my family in the morning. I am so looking forward to seeing them.
I had one of the most incredible experiences of my life today. Just put it on the List and trust me, swimming with dolphins is absolutely incredible. My dolphin was Chip and hubby had Jack. I laughed so much at them but they seemed to think I was the funny one. They laughed at me. They were so charismatic and playful. Super fast and they liked me better than Keith lol. I even got a kiss from Jack. I had to angify my pics but the one kissing me is Jack the one I am swimming with is Chip. Before we left my new friends and I made a promise. I said I would bring my kids back this Summer to play. You should have seen how excited they were. I think they know the word kids. It means lots of play! What majestic creatures. I feel happier today just because of 45 precious minutes playing with new friends. Absolutely perfect. ❤️