I did some snorkeling in Maui and it was really fun. On our first stop, I actually got to see a sea turtle up close. Then, on our second stop, I saw so many cool fish, all different sizes and colors. On our last stop, we went to a broken-down pier that was like visiting a shipwreck. I saw these huge trumpet fish with Tyler. My favorite part was swimming with the sea turtle.
Our hotel had an enormous pool that was in an area the size of three football fields. It had a water slide that we went down a lot. The pool area also had a swim-through cave with a waterfall and a pirate ship. We spent a lot of time playing in the pool with our friends.
The highlight of the trip to Hawaii was learning how to surf. I did great on my first try! I caught so many waves!
After that, we went to a garden with lots of birds, beautiful trees and flowers. We saw "Bob the Bird Man" who had parrots that placed on us. I got my picture taken while holding them (click here to see a picture of Tyler and the birds). They weighed a lot and tickled. Another fun stop was the black sand beach. The sand really was pure black. Plus, there was great body surfing. We even got a chance to walk through and explore a cool lava tube.
When we were in Honolulu, we went to Pearl Harbor, which is where Japan attacked the U.S. battleships and caused the U.S. to join World War II. They made a memorial for those who died during the attack on the USS Arizona (one of the ships that sunk during the attack). While we were at the memorial, we saw a rainbow. Speaking of rainbows, they are the symbol of Hawaii. Rainbows are even on Hawaii's license plate. We saw lots of rainbows while we were there. I loved Hawaii!