Pegasus loves Hawaii!
Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014
Hi my dear friends,
What a time we had in Hawaii! Right from the moment we landed at Honolulu Airport, I knew this was going to be a special trip. We made it to our hotel and the first thing we saw was “Diamond Head” a sleeping volcano that hasn’t erupted in 150,000 years.This was the view of Diamond Head from the hotel beach. It was about 6:00am. Because of jet lag, we kept waking up at 4:00am and just couldn’t sleep! So Pegs took an early morning flight while I walked on the beach.
Then we spent the next two weeks going all over the island, looking for special places for Pegasus to have his adventures. Including the beach on the other side of the island.
For the very first time in my life, I went up in a helicopter! It was thrilling and I felt like I was actually riding on the back of Pegasus! Look at the photo, the helicopter was as white as our Pegs! We toured the island and flew over Diamond Head. But as well as that, we flew over Pearl Harbour and saw the monument over the “Arizona”.
Our pilot said they call this island the Rainbow Island and I can see why. There were rainbows everywhere.
We managed to fill two weeks with a whole book’s work of adventures. And of course, no trip would be complete without at least one ‘screw up’. So, ok, because it gets so hot during the day, (Boy or boy, does it get HOT!!!!) we wanted to climb Diamond Head extra early to peer inside the crater. So we were up at 5:00am and drove to Diamond Head.
It opened at 6:00am and we were the first there. So we drove through this mysterious tunnel…
and then parked our car and then started the climb. And we climbed and climbed some more. The sun wasn’t even up yet and we were climbing over trails we could barely see.
Just when I thought I would have a heart attack, we started to make it up to the highest rim. And of course, Pegs came with us…
We made it to the very top of the observation area with loads of tourists already there… I was so exhausted, I thought I was going to throw up over the side! So I anxiously peered down into the crater, expecting to see something magical. What do I see? Are you ready for this? I see our CAR in the parking lot! Yes folks, we didn’t know it, but the car park and government buildings are in the centre of the crater! We killed ourselves walking up, just to see where we parked our car!
If we had taken the helicopter flight first, we wouldn’t have made ourselves sick climbing that darn VOLCANO!
Still, it was good exercise and Pegasus seemed to like it. I could hear him sniggering at me because I was so tired climbing to the top.
The days flew by! We crossed the island and drove through a rain forest. The mountains were magical!
And then it was more time at the ocean.
It was an adventure to remember! If you want to see more photos from my research trip, please go to the picture gallery where I’ll upload even more! All of those places that you see will appear in the book. Some won’t make sense to you right now, but when you read Pegasus 5, you’ll suddenly understand!
But before I go, here is a photo from Barnes & Noble Honolulu where I signed loads of books. That’s Ipo, she was so helpful!
Now that I’m back home, it’s back to work. But again, if you are impatient to read more about Pegasus, don’t forget I wrote a Pegasus story for the charity book “Animal Writes”.
And you can order a copy there. It’s for a great cause.