Happy Belated Birthday, Tom!

Yesterday was Tom’s 28th birthday. Since I am a very good wife, I bought him exactly what he’s been hinting at since we moved to Hawaii: snorkeling gear for two!  We did a trial run at the turtle sanctuary near Hale’iwa on Friday afternoon.  There are some awesome striped and spotted fish, the likes of which I’ve only seen at the Tampa or Baltimore Aquariums.  Then Tom caught some movement in his peripheral vision, looked up…

…and was eight feet from a gigantic sea turtle trying to get dinner out from the rocks.  He called me over and we watched the turtle from a few feet away for a good five minutes before the turtle moved on.
There will be other snorkeling experiences, and probably at better beaches than this one, but this is one memory I will reach for when I’m thinking back on the wonderful moments of my life.