Steve and Tory

Hervey family fun time

Steve and Tory

Family of 5! We like adventures and laughing at our goofy kids.

North America » United States » Hawaii » Waianae March 24th 2023

It was our 2nd to last morning and the kids were up at a regular time, so we had some cereal in bed watching Disney shows before going downstairs to Ulu Cafe for Sausage, Eggs, and French Toast. We decided to go on a drive east on Oahu to Ka'ena State Park Beach and drove through several beach towns like Makaha and Wai'anae. There were breathtaking views of the enormous, green mountains on one side and the crystal blue sea on the other. At the beach, we saw several whales breaching and a few dolphins. First. we stopped at some tidepools and Tory, Steve, Vivian, and Rosie saw tadpoles that really excited Rosie. On the drive back we stopped at a playground where the kids could climb and Rosie could show off her incredible monkey bar ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu March 23rd 2023

It was a hard night's sleep for Steve as his swimmer's ear became very painful, which then required an urgent care trip in the morning to get antibiotics pills plus ear drops. Everyone was also up very early, which was going to make for a long day considering the plan in the afternoon was to drive to Honolulu to order special Portuguese Malisadas from Leonard's Bakery and see Tory's cousin Dave at his restaurant, Pint and Jigger. Tory, Susie, and George entertained the kids all morning in the pools and waterslides while treating them to some much-deserved treats of Mickey Cookies. The kids had a tasty lunch of the minion-shaped chicken nuggets that Tory bought earlier in the week, one of the thrifty ways to save money on the vacation of grocery shopping for some meals ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kapolei March 22nd 2023

Vivian was up bright and early along with Nathan and Tory as we started our 3rd morning at the resort. Steve was able to sleep in and then go to the ABC store with Nathan to get swimmers ear medicine while Tory made the kids eggs and sausage for breakfast. Vivian was allowed to put on her own sunscreen on her face as everyone laughed because she looked like and called herself a "ghost." The kids played bumper cars with their small, inflatable tubes on the way down to the lazy river. This continued their awful self-awareness of other guests at the hotel as they constantly cutoff or almost run over other guests while walking and not paying attention. Tory took the kids around the lazy river a few times as we eventually met up at ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kapolei March 21st 2023

It was a very nice morning for everyone to sleep in until 6am and wake up refreshed. This was the morning of the Character Breakfast at the Makimaki restaurant, where we got to meet several characters. Mickey met us on the way in to get a family picture, as he mimicked swinging a baseball bat because Nathan was wearing his baseball shirt. At the table, Pluto and Chip and Dale met us as Vivian and Rosie gave them all big hugs, while Nathan added these character's signatures onto his Map of Aulani where he was keeping the character's autographs. After breakfast, the girls and Steve did some splash pad fun and then made a new friend with a 6-year-old girl at a swimming pool by a cave, while the showed off for each other with Rosie's ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kapolei March 20th 2023

As to be expected, we were woken up at 4 am by the 3 little darlings. The time change adjustment and being up early allowed Steve and Tory to work out at the fitness center while Susie and Geroge stayed with the kids. We had breakfast from Ulu Cafe and made it to the pool by 8:00 when the waterslide opened. We were rewarded for our early morning efforts with short lines on the super fun water slides that included a tube slide and a tunnel slide, where you rode down on your back in a pitch-dark tunnel. The tube slide was not as scary so Rosie and Vivian were both fine riding on it with their own tube after riding down in a double tube with Steve. Nathan quickly found the tunnel to be exciting, ... read more

North America » United States » California » Agoura Hills March 19th 2023

On our way to the island of Oahu! We were picked up early in the morning by our friend David in his Escalade with just enough room for Vivian to share a seat with whoever would take her (Nathan, Steve, Tory all took turns.) At the airport, LAX, we had a funny moment where Vivian was asked which way she wanted to get up to the next level by pointing at 2 options, the escalator or the elevator. She didn't know the name of the escalator, so she made up the name step-a-vator! The flight went pretty well, Vivian had a good nap and the 6 hours to Hawaii is not bad when you are anticipating what is there. Plus, Tory brought some great toys and books to entertain the kids. Once landing in Honolulu, Steve ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 16th 2022

Another good morning of sleeping in seemed like a good way to end our last day. We spent some time on the beach, plus trying out two different sets of hammocks at the resort for one last time to swing on like a baby swing (no wonder how it gets babies to sleep so easily.) We got some tacos and guacamole at the beachside grill one last day for lunch and then headed up to exit to catch our ride to the airport. We wanted to try to go into downtown Cancun to find some gifts but decided against it, as it worked out fine to get a few things from the airport for the kids, plus already some things from our day in Tulum at the marketplace. The flight was an easy, direct flight into ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo July 14th 2022

This morning felt good to be able to sleep in with no room service loud buzzer waking us up. We rolled out of the room around 10:00 to the breakfast place above one of the pools with an amazing view of the beach. Taking it slow on the morning, our next stop was at the Spa for a hydrotherapy treatment that was a pool full of massaging jets for different muscles in your body from head to toe. There was also a hot jacuzzi of jets that we sat in before going back to the room to get cool and have some time on our patio with swim-up pool. The resort has 2 main pools, a long pool and a very large round pool, so we tried going to the round pool this day for the ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Tulum July 13th 2022

The Adventure Mayas minivan was coming by to pick us up at 8:15 to go on our excursions, so room service was scheduled an hour earlier. Room service came even earlier than our alarms and woke us up with another loud buzzer at our doorbell. A family of 8 from Kansas from our hotel as well as another couple from another hotel were going too, so we packed 12 of us into the van and drove towards Tulum. We passed Playa de Carmen and stopped briefly at the Adventure Mayas van station for a bathroom stop that had funny men/women signs and then continued onto Tulum. The drive was around 1 hour, 45 minutes total as we arrived in Tulum at the Mayan ruins site where there were some acrobats swinging from a tower and a ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 12th 2022

It was a late night so the 7:00 room service loud buzzer this morning was not enjoyable. We have a standing order of coffee, greek yogurt, bananas, and juice so they will come at 7:00 every morning, which we now realize is probably a good time to stop that. Thankfully Tory was able to fall back asleep and Steve went out to the patio to read his book. It was windy the whole day and some overcast in the morning, but the humidity made it feel warm. After some chatting on the patio of the room, we went out to the main pool and did a spin class. It was not your ordinary spin class, as the bikes were submerged underwater yet still was a good way to get a workout in while on vacation. It ... read more

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