Of course, the kiddos had nothing to do with lounging - they dove right in, counting down the minutes until the slide opened.
They practiced their synchronized swimming moves.
After some time in the ocean surf too (proud of us that we spent equal time in the ocean....last time we didn't do nearly enough of that) - we changed to walk down the beach promenade to Hula Grill. Of course, pics of the kids were mandatory....
And, finally, to our favorite locale on the island - the Barefoot Bar at Hula Grill. This is the place you dream about returning to - watching the ocean, with your feet sinking into the sand, enjoying delicious food, live music, and the blissful ambiance.
While we were waiting, John had fun with his camera taking pictures of images in images. Mikayla taking a pic of me with him taking a pic of her, and then, of course, the cool reflections in Brayden's atrocious pick of sunglasses (he's 13....we have to pick our battles....)
Sadly, our experience at Hula Grill this time around was less than phenomenal. Our server seemed like the last thing he wanted to do was wait on our table, the group behind us were totally drunk (at noon), and we were seated off in the corner and shadows. We might have to give the restaurant another try to redeem itself later this week...
The rest of the afternoon was spent taking it easy, some more soaking in the sun, naps, and allowing our stomachs to get empty again before our next gastronomical adventure.
Then, off to Lahaina, yeah!!! Along the way, we witnessed to most beautiful sunset - I am shocked that my little cell phone captured this image as we were driving into town.
Our food choices made us all happy too - this was John's plate of ribs - he was in Heaven!