This past Mother's Day we changed it up Honolulu
FIRST: As some others have said "tis everyday" we should be nice to mum, mommy, mama, mother. I called my mother to say hello and we talked for almost an hour. I can tell she is lonely, as she mentioned she missed my dad, who had passed away almost 2 years ago now. At 89, she is still like the everready bunny rabbit, still goin and goin and goin. She does lose her balance more frequently now.
We live 5,000 miles away and sometimes it not attainable to go see her. Each year, our daughter, her granddaughter sends flowers. She is so thrilled and appreciates it immensly.
This year, my wife wanted to do something different this particular day. For Mother's Day, she wanted to treat instead of be treated. She spent a day and a half in preparation and on Mothers Day I got up 3AM to help her get prepared.
We packed up the F-150 with the food items, canopy tent, netting to keep out the bugs and for sun protection or flying irritations, various cooking equipment, grills, gas canisters, surf boards, boogey boards, beach chairs and beach spreads. Oh, don't forget the SPF 100 for me!
Off we traveled at 5:30AM to Ala Moana Beach park. By being there early, we were basically able to pick our own spot. After reviewing the options, next time we will choose a different location. The location we were in was sufficient, it was on grass, with some tree shade and right the street from sandy shore.
The kids arrived just before noon and we had a substantial feast of teriyaki chicken, grilled burgers, rice, spam musubi, salads, chips and fresh vegetables. Vanessa prepared a truly satisfying and hearty meal. Treat was PICKLED MANGO!
All the kids went swimming and playing in the water. Ala Moana is protected by a reef, so there is very little wave action unless you go further out. Grandson Landon went into the water with one of our surfboards, an 8 foot Waverdier. It was a GREAT day for Vanessa and that was the whole point!
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