So after working today, I drove away from Honolulu to try to find a nice peaceful area to have my first experience swimming in the Pacific Ocean. The beach that I thought would be all right…didn’t allow swimming due to a strong current.<what do I know-I’m from New Mexico> The next beach I came to allowed swimming but it freaked me out that the first sign I see warns me of Porteguese Man-o-War. Ahhh. The next beach also allows swimming but has a really strong current. <not for me> I end up turning around and heading back to Honolulu only to find that my brand new GPS Garmin has gone dead. i don’t think the portal I was plugged into works. I tried turning off the rental PT Cruiser, turning back on, etc. But to no avail. Shucks! I do love that GPS. I was able to find one more beach but there was yet another warning of a strong tide. Andy recommended asking the hotel staff. So I went that route. Turns out there is a beautiful beach two blocks away from the hotel. So….I took the plunge. Swimming in the Pacific Ocean was everything I thought it would be and more!!! It was awesome. Tomorrow, I’m going back for more. I don’t know if I’ll have time to visit Pearl Harbor and all the other things I want to do. But I’m going to try!!