Since our last blog we’ve hiked the famous Diamond Head, which is the only place that you can see all of Waikiki and is one of the worlds most talked about craters. I think the best part for us was getting the chance to climb what seemed like a hundred or more steps to a world war 1&2 site.
After that we took a trip to the north shore. This led us through the Ko’olau Mountains which were simply breath taking followed by a stop at a place named Valley of the Temples where we visited the picturesque Byodo Temple.
From there we had the chance to stop at a shrimp farm to see endangered wetland birds, the world famous sunset beach, the Hale O Lono Heiau which is one of Oahu’s best preserved ancient temples, Hawaii’s Kukaniloko Birthing Stones (Hawaii’s Stonehenge), a pineapple plantation with pineapple fields as far as the eye could see. Then finally we stopped at our favourite place of the day, Turtle beach. It was here at Turtle beach that we had the ability to enjoy nature by sitting, watching and just completely enjoying the view of two rare green sea turtles.
Throughout the rest of our spare time we’ve renewed our vows for our 5th wedding anniversary, ate amazing food, enjoyed the beach, hotel pools and finally on our last night enjoyed a Luau with outstanding food and all round great entertainment. Hands down Adam's dance had to be the best!
With our Hawaii trip wrapped up it was time for us to begin the 25 hours of travel in order for us to fetch our monkeys and all we could say as we left was that we will miss that place. Especially since Adam seemed to think it agreed with me, but this Mummy and Daddy were so very ready to see the munchkins. No words could ever describe how much I missed those boys and though this trip was deeply needed I’m glad it came to an end. Once we made it to the UK we settled down to catch up with the family, shop and just enjoy being back with everyone.