It feels like ages ago since our vacation to Hawaii (part 1, here). To be honest, there isn’t a day that has passed where I’m not pretending I’m sitting at the pool, eating a shave ice or walking along the Waikiki strip. Once you get a taste of the good life (#hlife), it’s hard to come back to reality. I’m trying to figure out just where we’ll go next. Any suggestions?
To escape the touristy Waikiki area, we rented a car for a few days and drove up North to Haliewa and Waimea; stopping at the Dole Pineapple Plantation, Matsumoto’s Shave Ice, Sunset Beach and Giovanni’s famous shrimp truck.
We had the best intentions of hanging out and spending a day at the beach to let Riley play in the surf and sand, but the waves were much rougher than in Waikiki and too much for a toddler to handle. Not to mention it was just too hot and humid to sit out baking in the sun. We picked up a fresh coconut, snapped a few beachy pictures, then headed on our way.
Despite spending 7 full days in Hawaii, it flew by. Thankfully we have these photos and tan lines to remember this trip. Mahalo, Oahu! We’ll see you again soon.