Oahu: Part 2

After a couple days of volunteering, it was the weekend and time for some hiking! Our goal was to do some of the hikes that we didn’t get to do while we lived there. The first one we started with was the South trail to Kaena Point. We had taken the North trail a few times but hadn’t ever explored the South side. Our drive there was stunning. It was our first time to that side of the island and neither of us realized how pretty it was!

After a pretty awesome trip to Kaena Point, we were both starving and went straight to get some poke at our favorite – Ono Seafood.



We went back to the apartment and showered before deciding what to do for the evening. We decided on eating at House Without a Key at the Halekulani hotel in Waikiki. We sat outside and enjoyed the amazing weather and a really great meal to end our day!

The next day, we got up and hiked Kuli’ou’ou Ridge. This is one of our favorite hikes on the island and we were really excited to get to hike it again. The view of the Windward coast at the top of a hike never gets old!

After the hike, we got lunch near Diamond Head at Bogarts and then had my favorite açai bowl from Diamond Head Cove Health Bar.

So delicious!

So delicious!

After a shower, I met some friends from BGCH for dinner at Side Street Inn while Josh did homework. We tried tons of different food as it was family style. So fun!

On Monday, we had a laundry day and then met Andy and Anna at Bellows beach to hang out. I sadly didn’t take any pictures at the beach…too much fun catching up! A great way to end our long weekend!

The Big Island: Trip 3 – Day 2

Our Sunday began with waking up and (for me) still being shocked. We spent some time calling family and friends and telling them the big news! After that, we checked out of our hotel and headed north to Waipio Valley to spend the day there.

Waipio Valley was the childhood home of King Kamehameha I. There are about 100 residents in the valley now along with taro fields, a ranch, rivers and wild horses. The drive into the valley was incredibly steep at a 25% incline. Luckily for us, we had a jeep and were able to drive all the way down and explore. Our trip to the valley included driving through a river, seeing wild horses and watching the waves at a black sand beach. It was beautiful!