June 2nd
2010
written by Alonna

Ben and I wrapped up our RTW trip with a stopover in Hawaii. We spent a week on the island of Oahu, part of the time with a friend, and the rest in a lovely condo on the North Shore. The weather and scenery were gorgeous. We honeymooned on the island of Kauai, but Oahu is pretty different. The southern part of the island is dominated by the modern city of Honolulu and surrounding residential areas, but the northern coast is much more mellow and undeveloped. Between relaxing and eating fresh pineapple (a million times better than mainland pineapple), we found time to hike, boogie board, swim, jump off a cliff (see photos), and visit the Dole Plantation and Pearl Harbor. It was a fabulous vacation-within-a-vacation, and a great ending to our adventure.  To top things off, we upgraded to First Class for the flight home.  This is the life 🙂
 

Hiking Kuliouou Ridge

We found an awesome hike up a ridge on the Southeast part of Oahu.  It was pretty steep but took us all the way to the top of the mountain range with 360 views.  Here’s a couple photos of the views:

Looking Southeast from the Top of Kuliouou Ridge

Looking Southeast from the Top of Kuliouou Ridge

Looking south from the trail

Looking south from the trail



Ben on Kuliouou Ridge, Looking East over Kailua The trail started down in the valley on the other side of this ridge


Other Hawaii Photos

3 Comments

  1. Anita Tjan
    06/02/2010

    Welcome back to the US and to Boise! Alonna – hope that one of your next stops is the SWE Ice Cream social. 🙂

  2. Sandra
    06/02/2010

    The world travelers have returned!!! Welcome back! What an amazing trip!

  3. mom A.
    06/02/2010

    Great to have you back!! Wonderful pictures of Hawaii ~ now I want to go there again! Love you!