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Published: January 8th 2012
Forget that "White Christmas", we'll take a Hawaiian holiday any day. The scenery and the weather have been BEAUTIFUL!!! So far we have been to Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. We still have Hawaii, Lanai, and a return trip to Maui on the agenda. What We've Done:
Enjoyed a beach front resort in Kihei, Maui
Walked the Kihei to Wailea coast daily
Took 3 great yoga classes right at our resort
Watched a pod of Spinner Dolphins put on an acrobatic performance while we were eating breakfast
Saw many lovely rainbows and magnificient sunsets
Went to two basketball games at the University of Hawaii
Walked the beach at Waikiki in the morning, afternoon, and evening. It's great at night!
Did the circle tour of Oahu on "The Bus"
Watched the big waves on the North Shore of Oahu
Looked for Barack, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha in Kailua
Went to the Bill Maher Show on New Year's Eve
Saw great fireworks on Dec. 29, 30, and 31! Awesome shows over the water at Waikiki.
Rode "The Bus"
Climbed Diamond Head on New Year's Day
Visited the Honolulu
Maui beach walk
Our daily 4.5 mile coastal walk from Kehei to Wailea and back.
Hale (city hall) to see all the local Christmas decorations and Christmas trees, including a tree dedicated to empty cans of Spam
Visited the Honolulu Palace at night in honor of Queen Kapi'olani's birthday
Did the walking tour through Honolulu's Chinatown
Had excellent food and fun Hawaiian drinks
Arrived in Kauai in time to witness the 30 foot waves rolling into the North Shore What We're Doing:
Seeing lots of whales doing their thing out in the ocean
Enjoying the ocean view from the Adirondack chairs and the hammock at our cliff-side condo
Walking Hanalei Beach and exploring the little town of Hanalei
Taking great yoga classes
Walking and hiking around Kauai
Eating at some of our favorite restaurants
Riding "The Bus" What We're Going To Do:
Visit Waimea Canyon on Kauai
Drive to the Kalalau Lookout to see the awesome views of the Na Pali Coast of Kauai
Visit Kauai's south coast and the town of Po'ipu
Maybe do a helicopter tour of Kauai's Na Pali Coast
Possibly do a kayak trip up the Wailua River to a secret waterfall
Fly to the "Big Island" and spend a week there doing fun things
Ride "The Bus"
Then, fly back to Maui and do some more things there, like take a Paddleboard lesson, drive to Hana, and do a day trip to Lanai.
Needless to say, we're having a great time and have never missed seeing a flake of snow!
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