Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Hawaii Update, Days 1-3
We've been enjoying our vacation so far.
Just a quick recap of what we've done.
Arrived on Sunday afternoon in Honolulu.
Got settled into our hotel room, checked out the Hilton Hawaiian Village where we are staying. Did a mandatory walk along the ocean.
Monday morning everyone tried to sleep in, although it wasn't an easy task, considering there is a five hour difference from home. We had our breakfast on our "lanai" or one of our 2 balconies from our room. One of our balconies overlooks Waikiki, with the mountains in the background. Our other balcony overlooks our pool area, with the ocean in the background. Both beautiful.
Did some exploring in the Chinatown area of downtown Honolulu. There was a beautiful park where we were able to get some really nice pictures.
Walked along the beach on Monday evening and had dinner and watched the sunset from Duke's Canoe Club on the beach. We shared a bunch of appetizers and had to indulge in a Hula Pie. One piece was definitely enough for all four of us to share.
On Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head Crater in the background
Tuesday morning we were up at 5am, and at the entrance gate to Diamond Head Crater by 6am. Climbed to the summit and we were able to see the sun poke through the clouds at about 6:45am.
view from the top of Diamond Head Crater facing Waikiki
After hiking back down, we took a scenic ride along the east coast of Oahu, making a couple stops along the way. We saw the Halona Blow Hole and then headed back into Honolulu.
Tuesday afternoon was spent poolside going down several of the waterslides in our pool. Lots of fun. Just like being a kid again!