Kyle and I spent our Valentine’s Day (well, the Sunday before) at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park in Kapolei. We had a great time!
We met our friends Lee and Joy at 10:30 that morning in the parking lot of the water park. Since it first opened last May, we’ve often talked about going there, but with our busy schedules, we just never made it. At last, with waterproof cameras in hand, we were ready to go!
After taking a look around, putting our things in a locker, and lathering on the sunscreen, we headed for the Big Kahuna, a “twisting, turning, splashing adventure.” Then, like kids in a candy store, the Waianae Coaster caught our eye, and we traded our green tubes for the cool blue and yellow ones, and rode down each of the four slides (the one to the extreme left was the fastest!) We then slid down six-stories at The Cliffhanger free fall slide, and did two relaxing laps (interrupted by a punishing waterfall) around the Kapolei Kooler before lunchtime.
Lunch was good. We each chose our favorites among the selection of pizzas, hot dogs, hamburgers, and even Spam musubis! Drained by the mighty Hawaiian sun, everything tasted really good! Refueled for the afternoon, and with a new coat of sunscreen on us, we headed out again.
It was back to the Waianae Coaster and Big Kahuna for more runs down the slides, before we headed to the Surfsliders and Flyin’ Hawaiian attractions that shot water up our noses! We passed through the Keiki Kove, where we took some cute pictures under a big red mushroom, and made our way back to the Kapolei Kooler before calling it a day.
Although we were done by 2:30, it really was a fun day. As the day wore on, more children filled the park, creating longer lines, and making it a little less conducive for us to take pictures and have our way on those big pink tubes of the Kapolei Kooler. It was great to see a lot of families taking advantage of a nice sunny Sunday and the different offers the park offered. They would take $10 off an adult ticket in exchange for a Valentine’s card, or $7 off with a bottle of Mountain Dew. I also saw a $15 off special on the Internet for the day. What a great deal!
By Tuesday, our pictures were developed, and we enjoyed reminiscing about our fantastic day at the water park. It was a Valentines’ Day we’ll remember forever!
|HOT HAWAIIAN WATERS ADVENTURE PARK TIP:
Check out their web site at www.hawaiianwaters.com for great deals. You’ll also find helpful tips, operating times and special promotional information. The park also offers other attractions like a wave pool, volleyball courts, and even a Birthday Hut.
Susan Sensei’s English Lesson #17（スーザン先生の英語講座 その17）
For two years I taught English in Japan, and was “スーザン先生” to my students in Ikaho town, Gunma Prefecture. I will try and introduce new words and phrases for the Japanese visitor to Hawaii. Here is this week’s situation:
◆ “Can you please take our picture for us?”
And, always remember to say “CHEESE!”
|Loco Girl’s Profile（ロコ・ガールのプロフィール）
Born in Hilo, I grew up going fishing with Dad, shopping with Mom, and trying to be a good “big sister” to a younger sister and brother. A Waiakea High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa alumni, I taught English in Japan for two years on the JET Program, and am now employed at PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. I love doing a lot of things-shopping, reading, lettering, making jewelry & crafts, watching Friends-and that’s just the start of my list! I like being busy, and am active with the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) and the Honolulu Junior Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC.) My family and friends are, of course, very important to me, and are why I live a very typical, happy, local-style life in Hawaii and will never leave!