Well, it certainly is beautiful here on the Island of Oahu. We are staying at the Ko’Olina Beach Club, which is pretty sweet. With it’s myriad of pools and buildings, it seems as though everyone is pretty spread out, and the lagoon is whale free, which Nick is happy about.

Yesterday we went to Pearl Harbor and today we climbed Diamond Head.

I’ll start with Pearl Harbor. As you know, Nick and I love America. A lot. It was extremely moving to see the sites at Pearl Harbor.  It was a reminder of how wonderful and strong our country is, and how quickly that freedom can be taken away.

Not only did we take in the museums that were apparently recently built, but we somehow managed to click our way to a Groupon discount for the Aviation Museum. Nick had a great time looking at the planes. How we ever won a war in those old things, I will never know.

The USS Arizona

The USS Arizona

Nick <3's planes

Nick <3’s planes

Today, like I said, we hiked up Diamond Head. Well, we sort of walked extremely fast up an uneven pathway and many. many. stairs. Much like Po in Kung Fu Panda. Except we did not get rice rolls. We got super awesome pictures, check it out!

The beginning of our trek.

The beginning of our trek.

View from half way up.

View from half way up.

That's our car, waaay down there!

That’s our car, waaay down there!

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We made it!

A few notes, don’t wear flip flops. We didn’t, we don’t regret it. Some lady was in wedge flip flops in front of us, it’s a miracle she is alive. And you should totally get this Hawaiian shave ice. It’s like a thousand times better than normal snow cones.

MMMM Shave Ice.

MMMM Shave Ice.

 

Off to Maui in the early morning!

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