Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A True Hawaiian Experience

How many people can say that they have swam in a waterfall?   Well now the Thorson's can!!  Joel had the day off of work on Monday so we were able to take a Hawaiian family excursion.  It was an easy 3/4 mile hike up a paved walkway through a botanical garden to this beautiful waterfall with a lifeguard so people can have this experience.  The water was freezing.  It reminded me of Salisbury Beach, MA in August where you have to wait for your body to go numb before you can enjoy a 5 minute swim.  OK, so maybe it wasn't as cold as that but it was pretty cold.  But well worth it!!!  Anna wouldn't even get her feet wet, but Asher jumped right in.  Then he started shivering and just wanted to sit on the rocks.  It was awesome-a true Hawaii experience!

Anna was our guide holding the map like this the whole way and pointing which way to go.  She kept saying "Stop guys. Stop.  Look, we have to go here" and marched onward.

Joel and Asher enjoying the serene surroundings.

Asher and I are in the very corner of this picture on the left.  That was as close as I could get him before the cold took over and he wanted out.  But at the age of 4, Asher can say he swam in a waterfall in Hawaii.

Joel enjoying a dip.

The new family picture that is now on our blog page.


  1. That is such a great experience! Why am I in New England still?! Your family picture is a great one!

  2. Is that Waimea Falls? We did that hike right after Kaeden was born. It really is beautiful!

  3. Neat-o Mary! I love reading about all your experiences!

  4. Hey Mary!! Your mom told me about your blog! I just wanted to say hi. It is great to see your beautiful family!! You need to get a facebook sometime. Jessica Hendricks and I keep in touch through that! See you later!!