Just a few days after school was out we packed our bags and headed to Hawaii with the Hirschman clan. I actually had a few people comment on our upcoming trip saying that it’s a bummer to go to Hawaii in the summer when the weather is so nice here. Really?! When is it ever a bummer to go to Hawaii? Please, tell me when. That’s right, it never is. Because Hawaii is paradise and it’s beautiful and it smells good and it’s warm and sunny and it’s pretty close to perfection.
Our days were spent in the ocean, in the pool, in the sun, hiking, snorkeling, and generally relaxing. We had no agenda and no schedule to keep. Bliss. I got used to waking up and holding off on a shower, knowing that we’d spend our first few hours each day swimming with sea turtles and floating above the hundreds of varieties of fish. There are lots of things I miss since being home, but there is one thing I don’t; the 45 minute process of slathering sunscreen on each family member before leaving the hotel.