The beach. I love the beach. When I was living in Singapore, I would visit the beach at least once a month and when I was living in Phuket, Thailand, I visited the beach on a daily basis. Ahhhhhh, those were the days, I had an apartment within walking distance to Patong Beach. It was beautiful. Paradise. Wife-chan loves the beach too. She used to surf on a regular basis. Our dream is to own a beach side villa one day. The beach is where we feel the most relaxed and inspired. Naturally, we were super excited to introduce this beautiful part of nature to Little Mahina.
It took a while for Mahina to get used to the texture of sand. At first, she was a little afraid and held on to Wife-chan, my better half, real tight. Wife-chan took off Little Mahina's shoes and stood her up on the beach. After walking around in the sand for a bit, she got used to it. Then, we sat down, tried building little sandcastles and shortly after, it was time for Mahina to get a feel of the sea.
Operation "Introduce Mahina to the wonders of the beach" was a success. During our trip, we returned to the beach once more. This time, Mahina had no fear in her at all. She was running around the beach, playing with the sand and was not afraid to enter the water. She had been initiated into the family's "Love for the beach" house and Aulani was the perfect setting for this initiation.