Rather than spend money on a hotel we stayed at our friend's condo in Kaneohe. Giving someone instructions might be tricky since her road crosses itself. But once you are there you are lost in the view from her balcony.
I get why tourists have a hard time getting around in Hawaii.
Could you imagine waking up to this view every morning?
On our first full day in Oahu we took the Bus to Laie and our old Alma Matter, Brigham Young University Hawaii.
This is with Don Colton, a professor of mine at BYUH.
And you can't come to BYUH without a stop at the temple. The temple is closed for repair, but you can still enjoy the temple grounds and visitor's center.
Even without the white paint (it's a day away from a new paint job) the temple looks magnificent.
The day before we left Oahu I took Anna to a place that she had never gone in all the time she had lived in Hawaii, Makapu'u. Makapu'u is known for having the last lighthouse on island, killer surfing and winter whale watching. There is also a Sea World-like waterpark that was featured in the film "50 First Dates." We only went to see the lighthouse.
On our last day we arrived at the airport for an early flight. But that flight to Guam was full, so we were given a new direct flight to bypassing 7 layovers. We were happy to take it. It also gave us time to hop on a bus and visit downtown Honolulu for a few hours.
Duke is widely acknowledged as the father of surfing.
This is the tent of a homeless man. Not to trivialize the hardships of being homeless, but if you have to be one, this is the place to be!
And like all trips to Hawaii, this one ended with a view of the airport. We arrived in Guam late in the day and jet-lagged. Anna was out of vacation leave so she had to report to work the next day, but I had a few more days so I took time off to readjust to being home again...our Guam home.