Sledding In Paradise

Long climb for little legs.
Long climb for little legs.

Last week was crazy. It was the week leading up to Spring Break and we were swamped with finals and projects that had to be done before the quarter ended. One of those activities was Raven’s final pottery class in town. It was a two-hour class, and that means the younger girls and I had some time to kill. At Jon’s suggestion, we tried ‘sledding’ with cardboard in Kakaako.

Running into a slide with cardboard.
Running into a slide with cardboard.
Evangeline chased Lenore up and down the hill for at least an hour.
Evangeline chased Lenore up and down the hill for at least an hour.

It really wasn’t the right conditions to sled. The day was blustery and damp. Lenore didn’t have much speed to slide, as the grass was wet. Luckily there was lots of mud to keep Evangeline busy.

Her little shoes and socks were soaked by the time we left the hill.
Her little shoes and socks were soaked by the time we left the hill.

Once Lenore ditched the sledding efforts, we trashed the cardboard and headed down to the ocean front. The water was very still and the girls could see some little fish in the shallow water.

Little fish and a German Shepherd! That makes the trip a success for Evangleine.
Little fish and a German Shepherd! That made the trip a success for Evangleine.

We didn’t go down those stairs because I knew at least on of the girls would end up in the water. But the water was so clear, we could see the fish from the top of the stairs. The dog was trying to catch the fish with his paws. Evangeline loved every minute of it.

Once we could tear Evangeline away from the dog, Lenore walked her up and down the paved path. They found some feral cats in the rocks.

Walking in search of the cats.
Walking in search of the cats.
There were about 5 huge cats in those rocks below. They did NOT want to be photographed.
There were about 5 huge cats in those rocks below. They did NOT want to be photographed.

After 2 hours, I let the girls have one last look out over the water before we headed back to the car. We made it back to the car, removed wet shoes and socks, and headed out to retrieve Raven from pottery class. Evangeline was exhausted, and napped the entire ride home.

One last look at the water before we're off to pottery class.
One last look at the water before we’re off to pottery class.

It was a nice way to kill some time last week, but I’m glad that week is over. This week is Spring Break and we’re not going to leave the house if we can help it.

Happy Monday!

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