A trip to Hawaii – back on board after a hiccup

Day 9 – back on board

So there’s been a gap in my blogging.  Sam started to really miss home, familiar foods, his computer and routine and basically had a three day meltdown.   There were occasions when he could come up for air, but suffice to say, the last few days have been quite a struggle for all of us.    A 7 night holiday may have been OK for him, but the 10 days we booked were just far too long for him.   I think that any future holidays with Sam will have to be brief and in Australia.

Today started out in a more positive way.  He was talking about how he’d miss his friends from the support unit at school and I suggested we host a Halloween party and invite them.   He picked up the idea and ran with it.  For the rest of the day he has been mostly positive.   I have no idea if this party will happen, but he’s certainly enjoying planning it.

I won’t be doing a travel blog about the past few days because it’s all been far too fraught.   Instead, I will just post some photos taken during the good patches.

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A couple of shots taken on our moonlight catamaran cruise

daytime view

daytime view of the city and mountains from our hotel

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A local bird.  I took this shot for Alice the bird lady

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A couple of shots taken in Waikiki Zoo.

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View from Waikiki beach.   I can’t get over how blue the waters are – and the incredible view

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Alice and I had so much fun in our obligatory Hawaii bird photos!

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Alice in new bikini at dusk

 
Sam in what we call “the magical garden”.   He loves it  

 Sandy beach.   Sam, Mick and I headed over here for a much needed bodysurf.  But the life savers warned us off going in.  Very disappointed.

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