Sunday, August 19, 2012

Crazy times with Kathy and Deb - Part II

More fun and more exploring - 
A couple of cute Pineapples

The island of Oahu isn't very big, but there is a lot to do here.

And, I think we did it all!
The North Shore - rugged and beautiful
We decided to check out the North Shore.

Plus, spend a couple of nights in Kailua - one of our favorite places on Oahu.
The Commune

Doug found a very "interesting" place to stay - The Commune - well that's what I called it.

We had a wonderful time hanging with the other guests and playing ping pong (Doug and I were big winners!).
Where The Obama's vacation.

What a beautiful (secluded) beach and in walking distance.

No wonder the Presidential family stays here every Christmas.

Bowling with coconuts!
Loved the beach games, the water, and all that wonderful sand.

The best part - hanging with our Besties!
Canoeing up the canal

The Commune was on the Kailua canal and we got to play with the water toys too.

Lots of turtles floating along with us - how cool is that?
Loving the beach time

We highly recommend visiting Kailua - very few tourists and the Best Beaches!

Hope you get a chance to check it out for yourselves.

Kukaniloko Birth Stones
On the way back to the boat, we made a couple of stops.

The Kukaniloko Birth Stones are a sacred Hawaiian place.

For 7 centuries, these rounded stones became the hallowed grounds for the birth of the ali'i (chief) of O'ahu.  Hard to imagine...
Lost in the maze

And of course, the Dole Plantation - we had to check out the Maze - all 2 1/2 miles of it.  Around and around we went!

 It was fun, but we didn't set any records. Should have brought our GPS.
Enjoying Sunday Funday!
Who knew there were so many varieties of pineapples.

We learned some stuff and cooled off with some wonderful pineapple ice cream - yum!
Karen and her harp - Fiona

We got back to the boat just in time for Dock Party - who knew?

Plus, got to hear Karen play her beautiful harp - what a wonderful treat!
Ready for the show at Germaine's
And, if you are in Hawaii, you have to go to a Luau!

We chose Germaine's, which is a short drive away.
How do I get one of these?

The show was a little like being in Las Vegas, but we had a great time and really enjoyed the dancing and costumes.

Reminded us of being back in French Polynesia...

Plus, the Kalua pig right out of the imu (underground oven) was tasty!
Hula Hula

As you can tell, we had a wonderful time with Kathy and Deb - 2 weeks went way too fast.

We made lots of new memories, plus loved catching up - we have missed you!
Okole Maluna (Bottoms Up)

Please come back and see us again - maybe Fiji?   We would love that.

Enjoy the rest of the pictures!
Leaving our mark...
Battle to the death!

At the beach again

Catching the free trolley

What a view!

Oh yeah, having some fun

Paddle boat - low maintenance

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