Sunday, October 28, 2007


Alex and I were lucky enough to spend a long long weekend in Oahu at our friends Kimi and Joshua's house. We arrive on Saturday afternoon and picked up our cheap-o rental car which turned out to be an orange jeep. After a relaxing afternoon we turned in early so we could get up super early on Sunday to do a dolphin excursion. We had to drive to the west coast of the island in Wianae to catch the boat. It cruised along the west coast of the island up to the north shore looking for the dolphins coming back from feeding at night. We were lucky enough to sight a pod of about 8 and got to get out of the boat and snorkel with them. They came about 15-20 feet from us and put on a pretty good spinner show. It was a lot of fun, we also got to snorkel in a reef and see fish and honu (turtle).

Don't we look so good after a snorkel?
After our snorkel trip we drove up to the north shore to eat some ono grub at Kua Aina and then sit on the beach at Waimea. What a gorgeous day!!
You can jump off the rock at Waimea!! Can you see Alex and I up on the rock? Well maybe we didn't go up there, it was just too crowded, and high. I actually jumped off once when I lived here so I don't need to experience it again!!
The next day I took Alex to one of the best beaches in the world (I am not just saying that, it has made the list) Lani Kai on the east coast of Oahu. It was fabulous, a perfect day and very few people.

The next day we started out with Kimi and her little Miranda hiking up to Makapu'u light house. It has great views and is a nice little hike. Alex did good job helpng to push Miranda up in her stroller, it is paved but still a steep hike. After our hike they headed home for nap time and we finished the day at the beach. You see the pattern, beach every day!!!

Our last evening we went down to Waikiki and took a sunset catamaran cruise and then had dinner at Duke's. What a great finish to a wonderful relaxing get away. It was nice to spend time with Kimi and Joshua. Kimi was on the Africa safari with me so she and Alex know each other from way back. It was also fun to show Alex some of my favorite places when I lived here because our honeymoon was rained out when we were here last. Thanks again Kimi and Josh and Miranda for letting us come stay. Next summer we will have you over here to kayak the San Juan Islands!!


  1. What a super fun and relaxing trip! I can't wait to go in January! Walker said he is going to jump off the Waimea rock! I did it once...I don't need to do it again!

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