On Sunday morning, I slept in and then enjoyed breakfast in our room as my parents got us bagels and some little pastries from a nearby store. That morning, my mom and I had appointments at the spa, which was an awesome way to start our trip! I got a facial (which was one of my 101 in 1001 goals), which was so relaxing!
After finishing up at the spa, we headed back to the hotel (the spa is in a separate building that's a five minute walk away) and hung out by the pool. My mom went to the grocery store that was a few minutes away to get some fried chicken for us to eat- having the grocery store right there was awesome for lunch so we didn't have to eat at the pool bar everyday!
My family and I spent the rest of the afternoon by the pool and also snorkeled a bit in the ocean! Snorkeling is so fun even if it took some for time for me to get used to, haha!
After some good pool time, it was time to go in and get ready for dinner! That night, we ate at Ruth Chris and I wore the outfit featured in Tuesday's post!
Monday was the Fourth of July (duh!) and to celebrate, we hopped on a flight to Honolulu to visit Pearl Harbor for the day! After taking AP United States History this past school year, it was so cool to see such an important place in our nation's history in real life rather than in a textbook. We luckily were able to get standby tickets to go see the U.S.S. Arizona, which sunk during the attacks. You take a boat to get out there so they give you tickets as you check in (if you purchased them) to do so. Unfortunately, we wound up getting tickets for the 2:45 boat, which we couldn't do and make our flight back to the Big Island. Thankfully, a lady who worked at Pearl Harbor found us two tickets for the 9:45 boat and there was room in that boat as well so my whole family was able to go! If you're planning on going to Pearl Harbor, be sure to get there early to get earlier tickets!
We were able to see the U.S.S. Arizona, which was so cool to see, as well as a submarine! Going to Pearl Harbor was a great way to spend the Fourth- celebrating your freedom while honoring those who lost their lives protecting it!
We then were back to the airport to head back to the Big Island (Honolulu is located on the island of Maui). We had lunch at the airport and then enjoyed some pool time once we were back at the hotel.
We had dinner at Tommy Bahama that night, which wound up being one of my favorites of our trip! We sat on the patio and were able to see the fireworks from a neighboring resort. Our hotel didn't have fireworks for the Fourth as they celebrate with a turtle release and the hotel next to us (which we saw from dinner) had a nice long line of cars wanting to enter so I'm glad we got to see it from the restaurant haha!
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