Sunday was our final day in Hawaii. We spent the morning at the hotel pool, then checked out and took a drive to Mount Tantalus for a final view of the city before heading to the airport to catch our flight. G’s first trip to Hawaii was a great success. It was just what we needed to relax and recharge! I’ll leave you with our view from Mount Tantulas:
Have you ever been to Hawaii? Would you like to go someday?
The whole week I looked forward to Saturday, our fifth day in Hawaii. I was so excited for it, because it was island tour day! I can’t take credit for this tour, my friend who used to live in Hawaii actually took me on this island tour last year when I visited. If you’re staying in Honolulu, I would highly reccommend getting out of the city, and checking out the entire island.
On our fourth day in Hawaii we headed to Pearl Harbor. I was a bit nervous because when I tried to get tickets online on the National Park Service website it said they were all sold out. I heard sometimes if you get there early, they have tickets leftover and you can get some, so we headed out and arrived there a little after 8am. On the way we made a quick pit stop at this amazing bakery one of my friends who lived in Honolulu took me to last year, Leonard’s. Leondard’s is famous for their Malasadas I can’t even begin to describe how great these little treats are,so I’ll let this picture do the talking:
They are filled with a variety of fillings custard, dobash (chocolate), haupia (coconut) and other flavors of the month. Mmmmm! (Now I want a Malasada!) I got the custard, G got the dobash. They were a totally sweet way to start the day.
We arrived at Pearl Harbor a little past 7, walked right up to the desk and got tickets for the 9am tour. We wandered around checking out the different sites as we waited for our tour time. Here are some of my favorite snapshots from the day:
USS Missouri on the left, USS Arizona on the right.
After our beach day at Waikiki beach, we were both a little bit sunburned so we wanted to think of something we could do that wouldn’t put us out in the sun all day. We debated what to do for awhile, and finally settled on the Atlantis Submarine Tour. I thought the tour was okay, I would have rather been diving but since G is not certified we compromised settled on this. I think the submarine had potential to be cool, but the visibility off of Oahu just isn’t that great in my experience. I think somewhere where the visibility is better, the tour would be infinitely better. I also wouldn’t recommend it if you get seasick/claustrophobic easily G was not feeling so hot during the tour, I think he was relieved when it was over 🙂 Here are some of the pictures from the tour:
G and I were wide awake yesterday around 8am. If you know us, you probably know this is unusual for us. We bolt really enjoy sleeping- but I think it was the time change coupled with the fact that we went to bed at oh.. 9:30. When we hog up, G begged me to go to IHOP.. I’m not really a fan of their overpriced breakfasts- but he really, really, really wanted to go so I agreed.
After breakfast we headed back to our hotel to get ready for the beach- I mean it was 81′ and sunny is there any better beach weather?!? so we got our stuff together, greased up, and walked over to the the beach. It was a great day of relaxing and hanging out, working on our tans, swimming in the ocean, enjoying the time together.
If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed that G and I traded in our snow boots for flip flops, snow for sand, highs in the 20’s for highs in the 80’s.
I’ve been before, but this is G’s first time so I’m excited to show him all of my favorite spots! Here are a few snapshots from our first day here.