Category ‘05.21 – Hawaii’

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


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