We have been in Honolulu for a week when we get an invitation to stay with a family. This is the first time I have stayed with new friends and I am nervous. My host collects us from where we were staying in Manoa and we head out for lunch and then to Waikiki. First stop is the free military museum and the boys get along well. Their son is 4 and mine is 7.
We head to the pool, and then later her husband joins us. We go for a walk along the beach and streets of Waikiki and get a local’s advice on the good places we should visit.
I love the shopping trip we make at night. The night is so lovely.
Our boys are so relaxed, they start to dance to the music!
It is cute to see my son acting like a bit of a big brother!
We head to the beach to see the fireworks. It is a great day so far!
We have a great night at their place and settle in well. Next day we are able to use the pool at the place they live. My son plays with a cute Hawaiian boy in the pool. It was the most relaxing day I have had on the trip so far. The water was warm, and I spent a heap of time with my son doing tricks in the pool.
That night I am pleased to hear him read well to his friend.
The next day they take me to a place I can learn to Paddle-board. It is trickier than it looks – but I don’t fall off!
Our weekend ends with the boys having time together. They enjoy a movie and eat some pizza that night. The ladies head out for a wine-tasting and “pupu” (which is platters of finger food) – It is very yummy. My host mimics my accent well and we have a great time!
We will meet again in a week when we are back from Kauai. I think we have made a great new friendship. So far I can recommend Couch-surfing to anyone who has never tried it. I will definitely be doing it in the next 2 weeks elsewhere.
We love to explore; to experience the new; to never give up, to live life to the fullest; to meet new people; to give when people least expect it...To do Random Acts of Kindness, as we see and learn, while we travel the world.