Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Aloha Hawaii!

A few weeks ago, I was blessed to visit Hawaii for the first time.  My husband had to go there for work so I decided to tag along.  I've been to quite a few tropical locations, so I was excited to try Hawaii.  We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Oahu.  It's a beautiful resort but driven towards the Asian tourist market.  The prices were inflated and simple things like renting a lounge chair for a day cost $15.

We decided to rent a car and drive around the island for a day.  We had the best time!  Once you get out of Waikiki, you realize that Hawaii is beautiful and desolate.  These are some pictures as we drove around the island:

(North Shore, Oahu)

(North Shore, Oahu)

(Kaneohe Bay, Oahu)

We also took a day to explore Pearl Harbor which included the USS Arizona and USS Missouri.  It was very somber knowing that so many people lost their lives on that day.

 (USS Arizona)

Overall, we had a great time exploring the island!