Did you know "Ohaha" means "family" in Hawaiian? I did. Because I know maybe 10 words now.
A few weeks ago I saw this lovely family waiting next to one of my dock neighbor's boat. I asked if they were his grandkids and found out not quite, grand nieces. When they found out the name of our boat is Mahalo, they got all excited. They are learning Hawaiian and have a connection to the state.
The next word they blurted out was "HONU" which means turtle. I think they were a little surprised I knew that word. I said "well there is a good reason, why don't you come on board and meet our honu ohana.
So I was the lucky guy to give these three a tour of the boat and show them the Hawaiian touches all over Mahalo.
I gave them some seat time at the helm and they wanted to know what would happen if they pushed the panic button? "Push it and find out" I said. What a face!
So now Parker and Taylor are official members of the Mahalo Ohana and you are welcome to visit any time! Meeting them really made my day. Thank you to mom Kendall for this picture and permission to post the pictures of them here on the blog.