After our week in Kauai, we hopped on a short Island Air flight to Oahu for a four night stay in Waikiki. We had hadn't been to Waikiki for a few years and had friends staying there so it was a good balance of Hawaiian experiences. Walking out of our hotel on Saturday night to the "strip" and all the lights, people and stores was a bit overwhelming after the peace and space of Kauai.
The view from our lanai was lovely though (through all the buildings).
We enjoyed being with friends, fun dinners out, and the can't help but people-watch place that is Waikiki beach. The boys surfed a couple of times and had a great time.
We rented a car for a day and headed out to Kailua Beach, probably one of our favourite beaches of all times. Before hitting the sand and surf, we did a hike in Lanikai called the Pillbox Hike which turned out to be quite treacherous up and down but the views were amazing.
Jumping into the ocean after this hike felt so good! We had a great afternoon at the beach.
Back in Waikiki, we also did the hike up Diamond Head. I still remember the first time we did it when the boys were so little, it seemed so much longer then!
Thanks to the Loats for making our time in Waikiki so fun!
And the traditional photo with each boy by the tree at the hula show by the Duke's statue...
And with lots of sun and great memories, we say goodbye to Hawaii and goodbye to spring break as we've known it. Aloha.