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Published: June 24th 2021
It was a late morning after coming back late from Kihei and we had nothing really planned for the day. We hung out in the room as the kids played and began the day long task of getting our things together and suitcases packed. Nancy and Nathan went down to the pool with the big green slide to try to reserve us a spot and then Steve, Tory, and the kids went to that pool to play. This time the water slide attendant did not let Vivian go down the slide, she told Steve she had to go by herself and with no floaty so that was not going to work. Vivian was still very happy playing in the pool and eventually Grandpa Jerry came down and played some with some rings and ball we had. Plus, they had a koi pond fish feeding that the kids were invited to do that only Vivian really enjoyed. Nathan and Rosie did the side dozens of times and then played with some kids that we met from Chicago that were their age, Sammy and Gemma. There was a hula dancing class that Rosie, Vivian, and Gemma were able to dance with Steve and
they were adorable swaying and using arm and hand motions in their pink bathing suits. Steve took Vivian up to the room for her favorite lunch of potato chops and dino nuggets before her nap, while the big kids played some more at the pool with Tory before coming up for the same lunch.
During Vivian's nap, Nancy gave Rosie a pedicure that made her very excited. Jerry came with Steve, Tory, and the kids to our time out of the resort to a special beach called "Baby Beach." Before going there, the kids insisted on stopping for one more shaved ice as we chilled outside of the nearby shopping center to enjoy our rainbow flavored slushies. Heading down through old La Haina was interesting to see so many restaurants before turning towards Pu'unoa "Baby beach" to see a beach with hot sand and not as much undertow as the beach at the resort. Tory brought the snorkels so Nathan and Rosie got to try it for the first time as Grandpa Jerry helped Rosie do a really good job getting it! Steve and Vivian made a volcano in the sand and Vivian loved going back in forth to
the ocean to fill up water cups and buckets. It was exhausting but worth the time at the beach. Thankfully, Nancy had gotten dinner ready back at the room so we could get back, throw the sandy kids in the tub, and then sit down to feed them. We needed to get packed mostly that night to leave at 6am the next morning for the airport so that made the night a little more difficult.
Overall, the trip was a really fun adventure to show the kids the beauty of Hawaii and enjoy it with their Grandpa Jerry and Nancy. We did much of what Hawaii has to offer kids from ages 2-7, and as they get older there will be even more (Rosie wanted to do the off-road ATVs!!) Our future thoughts to use the time share are to look at other locations that the family could experience. With Westin, we found a ski resort in Colorado, beaches in Puerta Vallarta, and numerous other options to consider. You will surely get to read about them and see pictures on the Hervey Family travel blog!
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