I don’t usually do anything interesting for school breaks, but this spring break one of my friends invited me to go to Hawaii with her. Naturally, I took her up on the invite.
There are a lot of things that still don’t make sense to me about Hawaii.
- Why isn’t Honolulu on the big island? I’m sure there’s some reason, so if you know it, I’d love to learn something new.
- Hawaii is part of the US, yet if you need medical care, you’re probably better off on the mainland. Seriously, why are there not more doctors in Hawaii? Who wouldn’t want to get paid tons of money as a doctor and live in an island paradise? It’s a win-win.
- Parts of the big island are pretty much all brown. I understand about the volcanoes and such, but I was kind of surprised when we got there and it was more brown than green. I was expecting green, not a desert.
Now that those are out of the way, let’s get into the details. I did a lot of fun things like look at a volcano (sadly, no lava), boogie board for about five minutes, eat some Hawaiian shave ice, watch a sunset, tan on the beach, tan by a pool, snorkel and look at fish, and whale watching. I also bought a sun hat. (I recommend buying one before leaving because it will be at least $5-$10 cheaper, depending on the hat.) I will spare you all the boring photos I took and simplify it down to the handful of my favorites.
There you have it. My final verdict is that Hawaii is dangerous. You could burn your hand in a steam vent, get eaten by a shark, drop your camera off the side of a rocking boat, and never want to return to the mainland. I highly recommend going. (I apologize for the lack of tropical fish pictures. Somehow I couldn’t get my camera to work under water. Technical difficulties.)