Do you know what a geode is? For any who may not, it’s a rock that looks plain on the outside, but inside it is a jewel. My grandfather gave me one as a child. I wish I still had it.
Tuesday morning we visited a geode with our Moms Club friends. It’s in a very industrial part of Oahu. Near the airport, where they store the trollies, make tortillas and even the wherehouse for the Royal Hawaiian movers. It is hard to spot and I actually missed it on the first pass, even with garmin giving directions.
Our group had a guided tour, complete with learning about sea stars, handling live animals, browsing fish tanks and ending with a printing craft. Well worth the the $5.75/person price.
The first part was hard for the kiddos. They were anxious to get their hands on some fish! And soon enough, they were handling crabs petting live sea stars. I loved seeing the exotic species: Chocolate Chip Sea Star, Strawberry Crabs, and the Teddy Bear Crab.
Brendon enjoyed holding the crabs and we did coax John into at least touching them. Towards the end, and while I was busy taking photos, John picked up the sea star. Not allowed!
The fish tanks were most enjoyable for the moms and gave me some insight into what I’m seeing when snorkeling. The kids were busy running from one to the next, desperately trying to follow the no touching rules.
At the end, we did a printing craft using both real and crafted fish, crabs and seahorses. Surprisingly nobody got too dirty even with using paint. John refused to do anything except be held at this point. He said “done” and “home” every 30 seconds. It was tiring.