I'm on vacation in Honolulu, Oahu and this place is beautiful! I'm
having a really good time. I arrived a few days ago, and was able to
visit the beaches, Diamond Head volcano, the Polynesian center and the
Iolani Palace. The beaches are my favorite, of course. The water is so
clear and warm and it's ideal for snorkeling. I visited the Hanauma
Bay Nature Preserve, which was simply spectacular. They have a lot of
restrictions for visitors, because millions of people visit every year
and they want to preserve the area.
Yesterday, I visited Diamond Head volcano and that was another great
adventure. Thank goodness, I came prepared with a hat, water and a
flashlight. There's no shade on the trail to the rim of the volcano and
there's a tunnel on the way there, hence the flashlight!
Everything here is lush and green and just amazing. I have also been
enjoying the food and local waterholes. I attended a luau with roasted
pork, chicken, tons of vegetables and poi. It's like a porridge made
from the taro root and unfortunately, I didn't like it much. I guess
it's an acquired taste.
I found two great spots, one is "Cheeseburger in Paradise" that had
really good burgers. The other was "Boots & Kimo," a small place
where mainly locals eat and they have the most delicious pancakes with
I've also been to a couple of bars... Kincaid's with a really good happy
hour and the Mai Tai Bar that featured live music and cheap drinks...
Anyway, I wish you were here Bob, because I'm having the time of my life... take care and see you in a few days, Laura