Monday, May 3, 2010
Oahu, Hawaii-Part 1
We spent 2 amazing, beautiful, sunny weeks in Hawaii earlier this month. We stayed at Barber's Point Navy cottages on the SW side of Oahu. The cottages were so close to the ocean. At night the surf was sometimes so loud we had to shut the door . We could not have found a better location for 2 weeks of relaxing. The photo above is our cottage and you can see it was a pretty short walk to the beach.
Our view from the front "lanai." Millie loved the sand and water and we went swimming almost everyday. We would wake up in the morning, put on our bathing suit, then spend the day collecting sea glass, playing, swimming and ended the day with a BBQ on our grill.
The beach was called White Plains and was really popular with surfers and locals. Millie and I loved jumping over the waves and spent many hours in the water.
On our second day, we drove a few miles up the road to check out Ko Olina Lagoons. What a beautiful place!
Millie and Papa at the end of another beautiful day. You can just barely see Waikiki and Diamond Head off in the distance.
Today we headed out to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. I know Millie's favorite was the train ride.
Getting lost in the hedge maze at the Dole Plantation.
...and how lucky were we to wake up one morning and see this sleeping animal on our beach!
This is a monk seal and they are not normally found in Oahu, but if they do show up, it is normally at this beach. He is very much alive, just very sleepy! Later in the morning, the beach lifeguards put up signs and posts around the seal to protect him. They are critically endangered and it is a federal crime to even approach them...We found that out after we took the photo.....
Germaine's Luau tonight! Even though this is a big tourist outing, it was a great show. The food was excellent, the performers were really good and all seemed to be having fun and admission price included 3 free drinks each.
I have lots more photos of our trip, so stay tuned for more later!
Here's to hoping the sun arrives back in Washington, it has been raining for over a week now!! Maybe Hawaii can share it's sunshine with us, too.