Happy New Year! New Year's is a bigger deal here than in Seattle. Lots of people set off fireworks -- although the county now requires permits to purchase them. New Year's Eve is also Kelsey's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KELSEY! She turned 23. Today we hiked with friends to Haena Beach. We were harassed by hungry mosquitoes and well fed fruit flies walking through the jungle. Most of this area is black lava cliffs, but Haena is a little protected inlet. We saw more sea turtles than people.
Solomon tried skimboarding, Abraham made sand weapons, and we all had fun!