Thursday, June 28, 2012

Celebrating #30

How does that happen?  It sure doesn't seem like it has been 30 years since Doug and walked down the aisle and said "I Do".
I still remember -
  • how much Doug was sweating
  • Doug's Dad laughing when Doug knelt and the soles of his shoes spelled "HELP"
  • how our car keys disappeared and we hitched a ride to our reception
  • and so many more wonderful memories

So, we decided to celebrate our 30th with a weekend in Waikiki.

Big bed, bathtub, lots of tourists, and plenty of entertainment - sounds like our kind of place.

Let the celebrating begin!
Hula Girls

There is always something going on in the city.

We hit the Art Fest, walked the beautiful/crowded beach, watched some young Hula dancers, did some shopping, and checking out the restaurants and bars - of course.

Best burger (and malt) we have had for a long time - Teddy's Bigger Burgers.  They even let you bring in your own beer and wine - too cool.
Posing with the Duke

Some friends showed us a wonderful mobile app Happy Hour Hawaii.

Based on your GPS location, it shows all the Happy Hours around you what's included.  Can't beat that!

Waikiki bay
Of course, we had to check it out, plus added a few based on tips.

Our favorite (by far) Wolfgang's Steakhouse.

Excellent Happy Hour with a great menu, plus their steaks look yummy.

We will be back for sure.
Surfing anyone?

Other places we checked out...
  • Aloha Beer Co (grand opening)
  • Rum Fire
  • Mai Tai Bar
  • Lulu's
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • Maddog Saloon
  • Cheeseburger Beachwalk
  • and, Bibas, (a regular for us)
Still looking good!

We had a wonderful weekend. It was great to get away, but also great to be back on our boat.

Guess we are out of practice - we were pooped. Good thing we have a year to re-coup before our next anniversary.

Wish you could have joined us on our Waikiki adventure!


Jacob said...

Congratulations! We are coming to Oahu in early August, we'll look you guys up, maybe we can have a beer.

Jacob & Julia

comitan said...

Good going but your only halfway there.

comitan said...

Good going guys but remember your only halfway there.

Ana said...

Either I congratulated you ten days early or you are ten days late posting! In any case, I'm so happy for the both of you, you are perfect together!

Just a Minute said...

Congratulations! A very big milestone but you guys make it look easy!


"My Blessings" said...

Loved the "before" picture and loved the bullet points (bet u worked @ SNL)! 30 years deserves the big bed and bath tub! Cheers from NM! Love, Us

"My Blessings" said...

Wait, so back to the "before" picture...was that the wedding reception attire? It's classic, I love it! You still have that same glow to your faces that obviously has never gone away...and to think Doug said, "help!"

Anonymous said...

Same sweet smiling faces and the love in your eyes will always shine for one another the pictures are wonderful Keep on looking to the horizon for that next exciting place you two will always enjoy the sites Love Mom

pascale s/v Calou said...

congratulations from France!