The Chinese saying「一言既出駟馬難追」means once a word is uttered, even a carriage drawn by four fast horses will not be able to catch it. Back in December, Joe, whether wondering out loud or not, asked if I’d wanted to go to Hawaii (if that’s not a rhetorical question then I don’t know what is). The next thing he knew, I was on Google Flights pricing out our trip.
After hunkering down in the SoCal winter for a month, we are finally in the land of 80° weather. Instead of hitting the beach, we went inland. Our first day was spent at Waimea Valley botanical garden on the north shore.
Day 2 was spent at Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941 – the day that changed the trajectory of WWII.
This morning we went for a short hike to Manoa Falls, an easy 1.5-mile out and back trail. For the first 10 minutes of the hike we were caught in a light rain.
Unfortunately, Joe was not having it with the mosquitoes, so I begrudgingly agreed to turn around after only hiking for half a mile. I’m starting to think that I need to find a new hiking partner who’s not so “delicate”.
After a quick lunch of poke and shaved ice back in Waikiki, we went off exploring the town of Kailua.
Kailua was the original impetus for Joe’s Hawaii trip proposal. To be honest, we are concerned about California’s drought situation, and we have been toying with the idea of moving to a place with more water resources. Hawaii was one of those places, until we recently realized that it is also dealing with its own drought problem. So, back to the drawing board.
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Love the idea of visiting Hawaii…it’s definitely on the list
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