Lydgate State Park is a winner!
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Iâ€™ll skip Tuesdayâ€™s adventures since thatâ€™s covered in another blog. The day after Jeff and I made the Kalalau trek was â€śkid dayâ€ť for Kim & I. We left Jeff & Patti have a day to themselves while we watched their children, Bretta and JJ (Thursday would be the solo day for Kim and myself). We headed for the ultimate kid-friendly beach,
Spacious grounds, plenty of rest rooms/showers (well maintained!) and a huge, hip playground are significant attractions. I also like that this one of the very few Hawaiian beaches with staffed lifeguards. But what really makes this beach exceptional are the two boulder-enclosed ponds which permit wave action to flow through but ensure your children wonâ€™t get swept out to sea! We took the kids snorkeling here as there is a nice collection of tropical fish bopping about this sheltered area (most of the fishies are near the boulders which comprise the water break).
Only bummer was that my niece wanted me to accompany her for a second snorkeling mission and after we returned to the shore I forgot to put my t-shirt back on and got rather crispy! A grand day for all the cousins!