DAY 8 – Destination O’ahu, April 2013

DAY 8 – Today we had a History Lesson! Once again we caught the Waikiki Trolley and had a guided tour of the State Capitol near Iolani Palace, learnt about the Kingdom’s last two monarchs – King Kalakaua & Queen Lili’uokalani – then how Hawai’i became the 50th State. THEN we had another guided tour… Read more »

DAY 7 – Destination Oahu, April 2013

DAY 7 – after my morning run where I didn’t get lost we transferred hotels to across the road at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Straight into the lei making and hula dancing lessons. A tour around Aloha Tower Marketplace and Chinatown, then off to Teddy Bear World (much to Kobi’s delight, he’s been pleading with… Read more »

DAY 6 – Destination Oahu, March 2013

DAY 6 Easter Sunday in Waikiki and the Easter Bunny found us! The Easter Sunrise service at 6.30am on Waikiki Beach was a very special experience. The Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort was well organized and fun for the kids – I was loving the atmosphere and… Read more »

DAY 5 – Destination Oahu, March 2013

DAY 5 – Easter Saturday in Waikiki and we experienced a Hawaiian Farmers Market (not much different to our local one really), except for the beautiful exotic flowers and the coconut drink straight from the coconut! Then we took the ‘Red Line’ on the Waikiki Trolley and saw an overview of what’s on offer in another… Read more »

DAY 2 – Destination O’ahu, March 2013

DAY 2 – So, so, so exhausted, but happy exhausted! Arrived at 6.25am (Honolulu time)[3.25am Melbourne time] after somewhat turbulent and not the comfiest seats to sleep in flight. One child succumbed to the turbulence! iPads we hired were well worth it at $15 each – kept everyone occupied, and the snacks we brought from… Read more »

DAY 1 – Destination Oahu, March 2013

DAY 1 – Happy Birthday to Kobi! Hmmmmmm…..what shall we do for his birthday? I know, let’s fly to Hawaii! Currently in Sydney after very smooth flight with Jetstar……sushi train for lunch at Sydney International Airport & birthday celebrations in McDonalds for dessert with 12 Krispy Kreme donuts, 2 chocolate frappes, 2 chocolate sundaes &… Read more »