We were awoken at 5:27 AM this morning by a text message from my BFF who lives in the central time zone (4 hours ahead). The text: "Are you all OK? Do you know about the Tsunami warning for Hawaii?"
WHAT? So we turned on the news and discovered what was going on... A few hours later we decided to leave the house and get to higher ground. So we packed up food, clothes and supplies and were on our way.
Along the high way every "scenic point", every possible place to pull over along the road was packed with cars. People trying to find a place away from the shore in the mountains to wait it out. We eventually found a place to pull over and hung out in and around the car for about 3 1/2 hours. Luckily we had a portable DVD player to keep the kids entertained along with plenty of snacks (they were munching the whole time). We also have a Mini-Van so there was plenty of room for Hubby and I, are 2 kids and my neighbor and her son who came with us. Fun Fun!
Eventually we got the all clear to come home. Luckily the tsunami didn't do any damage to any of the islands as far as I know.