Saturday, September 6, 2008
Getting used to paradise...
Ahhh, my first mai tai ever! I had to go all out and get it in the pineapple.
Well it is official. We are finally living in our rental home. We’ll only be here until October 15th but that will be the longest I’ve lived somewhere since May! We are living in a resort community that also has town homes (http://www.koolina.com/). Ko Olina is great because we are a short walk from the beach, pool, golf course, tennis courts, gym, beach bars, and Roy’s (restaurant).
The past few weeks have been a blur. We’ve been playing tourist and exploring the island. We swam off Waikiki, climbed Diamond Head, spent a weekend on the North Shore, surfed (or at least I attempted to), body surfed at Sandy Beach (Edward, not me), had a plate lunch at a local Hawaiian BBQ place (not like BBQ on the mainland, think meat and 3 but with meat and mac salad and white rice), visited the Arizona Memorial and drank way too many mai tai. It’s been a blast but the real world was calling, so we moved in on Monday and are finally getting settled.
The real world for me consists of finding a job. I’m not really excited about the job search but I think it means I’ll start blogging a lot more!
Some of the sweet people who greeted us at the airport.
Finally at the hotel.
View from the hotel room...little dots are all the surfers.
Sandy Beach on the Windward side of the island.
More intimidating waves at Sandy Beach.
Lanikai Beach near Kailua.
Seriously, it is this beautiful.
Hunauma Bay, we snorkeled here.
Looking toward Waikiki from the top of Diamond Head.
Honolulu and Waikiki from our sunset booze cruise.
Diamond Head. The little white speck is a light house where the Commander of 14th District of the Coast Guard lives. I'm going to a tea there next weekend.
A few rum drinks into our booze cruise. Diamond Head in the background.
Turtle Bay on the North Shore.