Yahoo for Oahu!

Okay so maybe I’m too excited after booking a trip to Hawaii but I don’t think so. Hawaii is to me, one of those places that lives up to the hype. Ocean beaches. Glorious sunsets. Warm, fragrant breezes. What’s not to like about that?

It’s been a while since our last trip and I’d been pondering another for the past year.

But to which island?

My first choice was the Big Island but we’ve already spent more time there than any of the others. And the husband was not enthused about going there again.  I need him to be enthused.

And no not Maui he said. It’s not at all his favorite – unlike everyone else we know.

Kauai?  Too rainy.  Indeed, Mount Waialeale is one of the wettest spots on earth, receiving around 500 inches of rain each year. Honestly we get enough of that here.

So that leaves the most visited Hawaiian Island – the one with the most iconic views – of Waikiki and Diamond Head  –  made famous by Jack Lord and his gang when I was still a kid, back when I never thought I’d see such a marvelous place – Oahu!

Yes, we’ve been there before but always with a trip to another island, never for its own sake.

So this time we’ll give it more time – and we’ll do the things we both love. Bob will visit Pearl Harbor and soak up the military history of the island. I will relish the beach time including some days on the North Shore, one of the top surfing destinations in the world. No we don’t surf (no surprise there) but wouldn’t it be fun to see some of those monster waves?

And we’ll both be on the lookout for the whales, those beautiful Humpbacks who migrate thousands of miles here to bear their young.

So there. It’s booked and I’m counting the days till I have one of these in my hand.

That should get me through the winter!

~ Susanne

27 Comments on “Yahoo for Oahu!

  1. Enjoy your trip to Oahu. After a slowish start to the season, the humpbacks are definitely back now. I saw five this afternoon off the north shore of the Big Island, including two that were quite active.

  2. How fun! And yes, the theme to Hawaii 5-0, who could forget those childhood memories!! Although truth be told, I probably wasn’t allowed to watch it as a kid because it was past my bedtime 😋

  3. I am suitably jealous, and convinced that you will have a wonderful time. 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing the photos!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I’ve only been to Hawaii once, sounds like you will have a great time!

  5. What an awesome thing to look forward to!

  6. I was in Maui several times but in the early 1970’s when it was just starting to boom. I think you are wise to stick to Oahu this time around.

      • I was afraid that had happened when I saw pictures of it recently. I think we were there when there were very few places to stay.

  7. Susanne, there is no comments box visible on your latest post.
    Just so you know.
    (That gorge is mightily impressive!)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Argh! Thanks for noticing Pete! I learned that it happens when I edit a post on my phone; for some reason it unchecks the ‘allow comments’ box. So if I use my phone to edit, I have to go back to the post online and re-check the box! It’s fixed now. Thank you so much for your proof-reading! 🙂

  8. I wonder if you’ll see any dolphins…🐬 🐬 🐬 If you do, please say “hi” to them for me. Thank you and have a lovely time there. 😊

  9. Great piece Susanne! If you need help with your trip go take a peek at my site and all the Hawaii north shore resources! I think it will help you a bit and get you a bit more Excited 😉 – aloha Eric

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