Okay, this was an honest mistake. Mostly.
See we knew there was this awesome pool on Fort Shafter, sand in the bottom, great splash area, beautiful views of Pearl Harbor and the ocean..
I assumed that is was the same deal as the pools on the other bases, like Hickam and Pearl and Tripler. They are there for all military to use.
So we get there and there is a sign in book and a sign that says something about a pool pass. Uh-oh. But instead of turning around I act like we belong there, sign illegibly in the book and grab a chaise lounge. It probably helped that it was late in the day and the lifeguards were bored.
I guess the pool is only for the residents of the Island Palm Housing, which totally sucks because we aren’t going to be able to go again and my kids LOVED IT.
Look mom! Sand. IN THE POOL!
Seriously, this is a genius concept. It’s like the beach but with clean, chlorinated water. Heaven.
The sandy beach side of the pool is shallow and great for little kids (and big kids, Mckenna loved it).
There is this rock wall divider that separates the sandy, shallow part from the non-sandy deeper part.
It really was a great pool and I’m bummed because we probably won’t be able to sneak in again and it’s the ONLY pool that Omar actually asks to go to. And yes we are spoiled by a ridiculous amount of pools (and beaches!) but dang it! This one was awesome!