We have been having the most incredible time here. We've talked about having an extended stay in Hawaii for years and didn't know how it would compare to cruising for us. Well, it's been wonderful. And now we know. ;-)
I have decided to break my Hawaii photos into two separate blog posts. The WiFi in our condo does not have the lightning fast speed we enjoy at home (but compared to a ship, it's heaven) and that first photo post was getting slow to download. If you're tired of sunsets, look away now. I've taken hundreds of photos and still get excited by them. Our sunsets, whether viewed from a rooftop restaurant or beach bar or right from the dining table in our condo, have been spectacular.
We started the evening today with drinks on the beach, decided that the sunset was going to be a bust, and walked back to our condo. We were oh so wrong; when we got there, this is what we saw. It reminded me a great deal of the sunset we viewed from the Intercontinental Tahiti over two years ago...it just kept getting better and better for about 30 minutes.
February 22: We spent the afternoon walking along Waikiki and the adjacent beaches, checking out some properties for future stays.
A more recent sculpture addition
Happy hour at Tiki's Bar and Gril atop the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
(this is our favorite happy hour- $5 mai tais!)
These sunset photos were taken with my iPhone instead of my Nikon Coolpix camera.
We hadn't planned on being gone all afternoon and being away from home at sunset.
February 20: Taken from the Hale Koa. As soon as the sunset, we raced back to our condo and were asleep in minutes, having gotten up at 4:45am for the Great Aloha Race and walking over 13 miles that day.
Taken from our condo before an early bedtime
NCL's Pride of America sailed just after sunset
January 18: Taken from the Hale Koa just before Friday night fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village next door
We went early for Mongolian BBQ for dinner
The sky was so golden just before sunset
February 17: Dinner at Sarento's atop the 36-story Ilikai