Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Our Last Day on Oahu

Sad but true, all good things must come to an end. We wrapped up our Hawaiian vacation with one more day on Oahu. Autumn really wanted to go to Pearl Harbor. I agreed that it was very important & even though I had already been there, that was where we started our day. Pearl Harbor is a very hard place to visit. It is so historically important but it is an incredibly sobering experience. We threw a little levity into the mix by getting our pic taken with some sailors (totally Autumn's idea!).
From Pearl Harbor we head to the Pali Outlook. It's the top of a cliff where a huge battle took place a long time ago (I'm saying it all so vaguely so that I don't have to try to spell any more Hawaiian names...they're hard!). Anyway, the view is spectacular.
Then we went to Kailua. Autumn managed to really provoke a little Asian woman with her driving. There were lots of hand gestures & meanie looks thrown our way. Quite scary. Anyway, we made it to Kailua on the windward side of the island & as you can tell from the pics, this side is much more lush than Waianae. The water is an incredible teal color. We had lunch at a very nice restaurant (I ordered some kind of Asian salad & I have no idea what I really ate, but it was very good & let me tell you, I'm getting skills with the old chop sticks!). Then we went to the beach for a quick swim. I love the water so much...we wrapped our day up with a little more shopping & then it was back to Cody's to pack up. We flew out that night & I've been dreaming about going back ever since!
Mahalo to Justin & Cody for showing us such a great time! Until the next time...aloha!


Troy & Sherry said...

glad to see you had a wonderful time - i would love to go to hawaii sometime - maybe someday!
anything new or exciting going on that you want to update us on?

Alicia said...

Wow, so much of your trip reminds me of my visit to New Zealand. The water, the foliage, the scenery, the culture (kind of).

What a privilege to be able to visit and reflect on the sacrifices of those who perished at pearl harbor. Hope I get to go someday!

Adele said...

I would really like to see Pearl Harbor some day. We often need reminders like that to appreciate our freedom.

What do you think about a college get-together in Hawaii some summer? Think we could swing it? :)

Erin said...

I'm so glad that you finished posting about your trip. Loved all the pictures!!!!!