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Vacation Ups and Downs (Not Just Waves)

Ups and downs…yes, those happen even on vacation. Our “down” for the day was that Mara woke up feeling bad and looking bad (it’s up for debate about which one of these was worse – I think she votes for feeling bad). It had all the markings of her trademark illness: strep. So…off we went to Minit Clinic (fabulous service even if they don’t take our insurance – no one on the island does) and Wal-Green’s.

The “ups” were plural – starting with a repeat of being able to get access to a great clinic, doctor and antibiotic to get Mara back on the Hawaii vacation path. Combine that with awesome weather (not even too much wind!), time at the pool and a great family outing by Mike, Max, Grandma JoAnn and Great-Grandma Faith. They went to the beach Mike discovered on his surf outing the other day.

Beach chairs, boogie boarding and watching the fabulous view while eating turkey and potato salad. Of course, there was also the adventure of Max getting stung by a man o’ war (not counted as a down despite the pain because it makes for a great story!) and a 10-foot sandshark off the beach. The “ups” clearly outweighed the “down” – which is, of course, how it should be whether you are in Hawaii or not!