The boys look over at the blue water at Makapu’u, August 1, 12:49 p.m.
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, one of our first stops was to look out on the way up Diamond Head, August 1, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
From Daddy: On our driving tour of Oahu, one of our stops was the Halona Blowhole Lookout.
The enclosed beach where a scene from From Here to Eternity was filmed, August 1, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Later, Sandy Beach where the President spent some time, August 1, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Later, we stopped at Makapu’u Lookout, a ridge with an amazing view.
The island in the background is called Rabbit Island and the smaller one is Shark Fin Island, August 1, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Mānana Island is called “Rabbit Island” because it looks like a rabbit’s head. I didn’t see the resemblance. The nearer island is supposed to resemble a shark’s fin.
A panoramic view of Makapu’u, August 1, 12:48 p.m.
Group shot at Makapu’u, August 1, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Next, Waimānalo Beach. The audio tour called the parking area “Sherwood Forest” because of the high theft rate (of the rich to give to the poor? Maybe that just romanticizing the crime…)
“Sherwood Forest,” August 1, 2016, 1:14 p.m.
Boy at Waimānalo Beach, August 1, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
He makes a funny face at the Man-o-war sign at Waimānalo Beach, August 1, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
He’s in the sand at Waimānalo Beach, August 1, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
We got splashed by a big wave at the beach; that was no fun!
Next, a quick stop at the bronze statue of Akebono (which was cordoned off because it recently fell) and then a late lunch at Uahi Grill, seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Cousin ordered a very yummy Furikake Tofu Sandwich. I ordered the Red Curry Grilled Fish.
An interesting way to drink water at Uahi Island Grill, August 1, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Guy Fieri leaves his mark at Uahi Island Grill, August 1, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Later, boats and water at Lanikai Beach.
Boys at Lanikai Beach, August 1, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
Boats at Lanikai Beach, August 1, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Next, Nu’uanu Pali Lookout
Nu’uanu Pali Lookout, August 1, 2016, 4:04 p.m.
Looking out, August 1, 2016, 4:01 p.m.
Wild chickens at the Lookout, August 1, 2016, 4:04 p.m.
After this, we headed back to the hotel.
Kids at dinner at Tiki’s Grill and Bar, August 1, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Dinner at Tiki’s Grill & Bar in the hotel–the hamburger had purple taro buns, August 1, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
In the Morning
Family photo before walking to the Marukame Udon for breakfast, August 1, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
The Day Before
The daily lava pour at the Bishop Museum, July 31, 12:10 p.m. The sounds and intensity were too much for the boy and he left his cousins to watch.
The Next Day
Breakfast at Disney Aulani!
Family with Mickey at Disney Aulani, August 2, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Boy and Daddy at Disney Aulani, August 2, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
Boy and parents at Disney Aulani, August 2, 2016, 9:52 a.m.