By the afternoon I decided I wanted to go to the ocean for my birthday. I had started to feel achy and ill and I thought the fresh ocean air, salt water, and warm sun would do me some good. It did. As soon as I stepped out of the vehicle I was feeling rejuvenated. We went to Pohoiki Boat Ramp...no it doesn't sound like fun, but believe me it is fun! There are not many boats using the ramp, but there are a lot of people swimming in the geothermally heated (aka volcano heated) ocean water...its a pleasant mixture of super warm water and cooler ocean water. The entry is a concrete washboard boat ramp, so little Stella can walk right in and have fun in a shallow area. There is also a fun little pool of ocean water next to the boat ramp that is super warm for Stella to swim safely. Tom brought his surfboard (at my insistence) and he caught a wave. We saw many surfers there, one of whom was the founder of Reeve and Kyle's school! Reeve and Kyle brought their boogie boards and Kyle was brave enough to paddle out into the surf...wish we had known where he went! Tom would have liked to have helped guide him through the reef! We left before dark, and as soon as I got home I was feeling achy again. I went to bed in my comfy hammock immediately and Tom took care of feeding the kids and getting them ready for bed.
Today I'm taking it easy. Tom and Kyle went out on a sales call, and I've been working away at the experience project reports. I thought I'd take a little "me" break to blog.