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!