Did everyone have a wonderful spring break, if you had one in your area? Mine was good, but I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked. But I did have time to relax and spend time with my girls (see zoo post here).
I know a lot of folks went to the beach or somewhere else nice for vacation. We stayed home, but we did go to Hawaii last month! This was our first time going. A lot of people couldn’t believe we had never gone before since we live in Ca. But now we can say we have! I realized I hadn’t shared any pictures with you, so I thought this would be a good time. I will have to do several posts, since I took llloootttss of pictures! We stacked a lot of activities into 6 days! I thought I would just share pictures of the beach where we spent our time and some of the wonderful things we saw there.
I have had traveling to Hawaii on my ‘bucket list’ for a very long time. What finally prompted us to go was Haley. She is part of the theater group at her junior college. She found out in the fall that they would be traveling to a theater festival that takes place each year. This year would be Hawaii. How could I not go?! I told here there was no way she would get to go to Hawaii and I hadn’t gone yet! So as soon as we found out where the festival would be held, we made our reservations.We made them through Travelosity and it included our flight and hotel. Such an easy way to travel. We also purchased a GoOahu Card through SmartDestinations.com. Best purchase ever! They have this card for many different cities, so be sure to check it out if you are traveling. By the way, I am not affiliated with these agencies, I just thought they were really good deals.
Okay. So on to the pictures! This is the beach were we spent most of our time. It was across the street from our hotel. The little piece of water you see to the left if a man-made lagoon. It belonged to one of the hotels and was a great place for kids. Straight ahead is a cove, so the water was great to go swimming in.
We had to get our feet in as soon as possible! Our beaches in Ca. are not this clear or warm.
We could see Diamond Head from were the beach was. We did hike up this later in the week.
Look who came for a visit! We were thrilled to see this turtle so close! He was enjoying riding the waves close to shore.
Yes, even the dogs go surfing in Hawaii!
The infamous Hawaii rainbow…
And the beautiful sunsets. Breathtaking.
Do you need to take a break? Go get something to drink or a snack? Or maybe make your own reservations? I will wait for you.
Okay, here is a few more pictures from around Waikiki. Tiki torches all around the city are lit each night.
These lanterns looks so cool!
Surfboards anyone! They actually have lockers for surfboards so you don’t have to carry them all over.
We ate dinner from this taco truck one night. One of the best meals we had!!
We ordered the garlic shrimp and the taco plate. Mmmm!
A little bit of flora and fauna.
The famous Hawaiian surfer, Duke Kahanamoku.
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of Oahu. Watch for Part 2 in the next weeks!
6 thoughts on “The Great State of Hawaii-Part One”
Yay! Glad you finally made it to Oahu! I used to hang out at the Hilton lagoon when I was younger and it brings back so many memories. Thanks for sharing your trip with us on Merry Monday.
Beautiful photos, so happy to hear you were finally able to visit Hawaii. I also lived on Oahu back in the 80s, so I appreciate you sharing your photos at Talk of the Town and reminding me of what a beautiful place it is!!!
How nice to have lived there for awhile. 6 days was definitely not enough time to take it all in. Thanks for coming by!
I LOVE Hawaii! I spent 3 years living on Oahu and I miss it every day. Did you make it up to the Polynesian Cultural Center?
Unfortunately, we didn’t make it there. We didn’t rent a car, so we had to stay close to Waikiki. But that just means we have to go again. Right?! Thanks for stopping by!