S: Oahu Hawaii 4-2011
FC: Our 2nd Trip to Hawaii
1: on our way leaving LAX at 7:45 am and arriving in Honolulu at 11:20 am it was a nice flight | United Airlines
2: The grounds were beautiful at our resort. With flamingos, penguins, and a koi fish pond
3: We had a 1 bedroom condo with a full kitchen and a nice size 2 person bathtub in the room. the balcony was the width of the room and had 2 sliding doors with a view of the city and a small view of the ocean. | The Hilton property was very large with a nice grass area, a Lagoon, and 5 pools
4: sunday 3-27-11 We hiked up to the rim of Diamond Head
5: the elevation is 761ft to the summit | Of course a shaved ice to recharge
6: Checking out the local night life in downtown Waikiki. Pina Colada's are my drink of choice on vacation
8: After the hike at Diamond Head we drove clear across the island to the north shore to see the west side of the Island
9: Waimea Bay was beautiful and it was a nice sunny day the temp was a mild 79deg with a good breeze
10: Hanauma Bay best snorkeling on the Island
11: Our tour early Tuesday morning of Pearl Harbor included; a bus ride, seeing all the new added on area, an audio tour, the boat ride out to the memorial of the Arizona, touring the Missouri, and Punchbowl cemetary
14: The tour ran 45 minutes longer than expected and we were tired out for sure at the end.
18: The north shore | It's a good trip with A shaved ice every day! | Gene did more snorkeling that I did. | I loved taking a few dips in the lagoon
19: Any day on the beach is a great one, but the day we rented the umbrella and beach chairs was first rate!
20: We decided to do the Hiltons roof top Luau on Thursday | The food was really good | The desert was awful and the drinks not very strong | The entertainment was good
21: Gene was picked to go up on stage and was the last to come off so he was surrounded by all the girls and danced the hula
22: A Nice drive around the island led us to the swamp meet where Gene wanted to have a cold coconut and the dole pineapple plantation where we couldn't get enough samples and ended up buying 2 on our trip.
23: Lapperts Ice Cream so Ono!!!! | Gene couldn't wait till we got back to the room for me to share his cone...piggy, it was gone by the time we got back!!!
25: Hale'iwa on the North Shore was a small little town but the beaches were great. We happened upon at least 15-20 turtles feeding around the reef and a lot of surfers out ripping it up!
27: These pictures were from our day on the east side of the Island at Makapuu point, Kailua bay, & Kahaluu
28: Waimea Valley A beautiful ecological preserve. We walked through the gardens and swam in the chilly water to the falls. It was a fun experience
30: Evenings were nice and were usually 70deg. Friday night the hotel had a hula show and fireworks.
31: This sushi place was so much fun. You could pick what you wanted off the conveyor belt
32: We had a full day but still we weren't ready to leave | Even though we were taking the red eye home, I needed something hot and yummy to relax me | Gene was prepared with his sleep mask and earphones | Our flight left Honolulu at 10:45pm saturday night and arrived 8:30am sunday morning | A sad Goodbye
33: P.S......I Love You