September 2017

Aloha, Hawaii

Well, that was a few weeks of revisiting last year’s Hawaiian 5-0 vacation. Not quite as good as being there but none-the-less fun to revisit our adventures through…

Oahu: White House

Our last full day in Oahu was rainy. Chris and Karen went for a drive and I stayed back to relax with a book and a walk in…

Oahu: Waimea Waterfall

While we didn’t swim in the Seven Pools in Maui we did get to swim under the waterfall at Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden. I should say, Chris…

Oahu: Lily Pads

At the Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden we came across these giant lily pads. Unfortunately (or fortunately), we did not see giant frogs.

Oahu: Ku’ula Shrine (Fishing Shrine)

A little history lesson: “This is a model of an ancient fishing shrine where Hawaiians worshipped the Ku’ula diety, or fish god. In ancient times, these fishing shirenes…

Diamond Head: Stairs, Going Down

We decided to take the other way down from the overlook. This involved crawling through a hole, going down a spiral staircase, entering a tunnel through the crater…

Diamond Head: View from the Top

Once we got to the top and saw the view, we knew it had been worth the hot climb. One way to see Honolulu without all the crowds!

Diamond Head: Lighthouse

We drove by this lighthouse on our way to Diamond Head. It was cool to get to the top of Diamand Head and see it from this vantage…

Diamond Head: Stairs, Going Up

Once we wound our way up the mountain to get to the very top you had to take the stairs up. When we came to the first set…

Diamond Head: The Climb

Not that you could get lost climbing up a mountain when the goal is to get to the top but with Diamond Head you basically can’t go off…

Oahu: Diamand Head

We had only planned on driving up to see what Diamond Head crater looked like but then we decided…we’re here, we might as well climb it (In the…

Honolulu: Water Toys

Everyone seemed to be having fun on the water!

Honolulu: Catamaran

After going to Pearl Harbor we stopped at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. We didn’t stay long just took a short walk on the beach. This catamaran looked like…

Oahu Sunset

The place we stayed on the north shore of Oahu wasn’t right on the water but it was just a short block away. We would take our chairs…

Oahu: Pearl Harbor Ships

Last year I posted some photos of our visit to Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. These ships are massive in size. I assume the U.S.S. Arizona might…

Ulupalakua Ranch Store

Across the street from Maui Wine is the Ulupalakua Ranch Store. We grabbed a drink and a couple of snacks.