Round up of our Oahu Adventures


Has it already been seven months since my husband and I were relaxing on a beach in Hawaii? 

Like any other vacation, we ate our way through the entire thing!  We had plate lunches at the Rainbow Drive-In, garlic shrimp at Ted’s Bakery and the Shrimp Shack, and some of the most delicious sushi I have had lately at Doraku.  We had lots of sweet dishes as well: macadamia nut pancakes for breakfast, shave ice at Wailoa Ice, banana lumpia, and coco puffs.

We saw the many film locations and some of the most beautiful views in Hawaii at Kualoa Ranch.  We also found the home of the Others!  We had a quiet romantic moment hiking to Manoa Falls and learned a few things about the hike along the way. 


We took a self-guided tour around the entire island and enjoyed seeing sights like the Byodo In Temple and the turtles at Laniakea Beach.  Daddy J took surfing lessons on the North Shore while I read a whole book and was interrupted by nothing except the falling rain and crashing waves.

We hiked up Diamondhead and saw a bird’s eye view of Waikiki.  We watched fire spin at a luau.  I only have a few more things to share with you: surfing lessons, our visit to the USS Arizona, a Dole whip at the Dole Plantation, swimming with the fish in Haunama Bay, and our sunset cruise.  I am going to take a break from writing about our trips through the Southern states and try to finish writing about our trip to Hawaii.  It truly was magical and I am looking forward to returning in the next few years.