I must say that I should have given myself a birthday present like this many years ago! This has been one of the most "laid back" trip we have taken in a long time. As most of you know, we came to Kona last year and couldn't wait to get back. This trip, we found a few "off the beaten path" beaches and just laid around our hotel lagoon. The surf has been up and therefore snorkeling has been a problem. One of our goals for this trip was to go on a "whale watch" excursion... that too has been a "NO GO" due to the fact that the whales are late this year. Oh "well"!!!