Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Abhay goes to Hawaii!

Aloha everyone! That's a hello in Hawaii! We are in the second largest island of Hawaii, Maui, home to some of the most spectacular beaches, scenic drives and beautiful tropical landscapes this side of the Pacific Ocean. Today we went on one of the most scenic drives I have ever been on. Driving to a place called Hana is one of the "must see and must do" activities on Maui. Though the drive itself is a strenuous one along narrow and winding roads with over 200 hairpin bends, but the breathtaking overlooks, sparkling waterfalls and lush green tropical forests pretty much make the whole trip worth the effort. Abhay did not have much to do on this journey except to play the backseat DJ with our car stereo, look outside when we exclaim at the beautiful sites on the way and for the first time experience some motion sickness. Cant blame him if he wasnt too happy with the way we spent the second day of our vacation!:-(  But travelling with or without kids, there are some things you just gotta do!:-)
So to cheer him up, I managed to find some time to read an apt for Abhay on Hawaii! “Froggy goes to Hawaii” by Jonathan London and illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz wherein Froggy packs his toy plane, toy plane and his bathing suit and flies with his family to Hawaii. As soon as they reach Hawaii, Froggy goes bananas in the bamboo forest, gets knocked down by a falling coconut, dives into a stream that almost takes him down a waterfall, surfs on his daddy’s shoulders, dances the hula dance in a grass skirt, swims with giant sea turtles and all this gets his parents so exhausted that they want to take another vacation when they get back home! Okay….may be a bad idea to read this to Abhay as this probaby has him wondering if his adventurous Amma will end up doing the same to him!!!:-)


  1. Aloha ..I have also heard abt Maui and its beauty..have fun and that is one cool pic :)

  2. Thanks shilpa! Yes, Maui is a tropical paradise, reminds me of my native South Kanara!