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May 10, 2018 - Day 3 Hale’iwa

Our third full day in Oahu began with the breakfast buffet at the hotel. Thank goodness for free coupons. Otherwise, $34.99 per person. Ridiculous! We then headed to the Swap Meet at Aloha Stadium. Like a flee market. Lots of Hawaiian shirts, sarongs, dresses, etc., jewelry, and other stuff. Walked all the way around the stadium, but did not buy a thing. Continued north to the Dole Plantation. Quite commercial, but took the Pineapple Express train which gave the history while rolling past the fields. Saw them cut up a pineapple and tried a...

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May 10, 2018 - Day 4 1/2 Lunch with an Old Friend

Today was a good day. Started with breakfast at a leisurely pace. Jim took a walk to the east of our hotel along the water near the zoo and aquarium. I took my time getting ready. We drove back to the North Shore to meet up with an old college friend, Cathy, and have lunch with her and her husband, Tim. Went to her house first. Right near the beach! Beautiful. Then they took us to Turtle Bay to have lunch at the golf course restaurant. Hawaii high school state championship going on. Lots of young people around. So nice to catch up with...

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Apr 30, 2013 - Oahu's North Shore

Tuesday, April 30th -- Today our itinerary took us car touring to Oahu's North Shore near the historic town of Haleiwa. We left at about 9:30, arriving less than an hour later at our first stop: the Waialua Estate Coffee Farm . There we were happy to sample various types of coffee and cocoa seeds while we waited for our tour. Did you know that the longer coffee beans are roasted the less caffeine they retain? Although the tour was very short Mom had never seen cocoa pods or coffee berries growing on the plants before, so it was interesting...

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Mar 6, 2013 - Another Excursion

Although the temptation is to spend the days lying in the sun taking advantage of the afternoon long happy hours drinking margaritas, we did venture out of Waikiki again to visit the famous North Shore of Oahu where the big waves are supposed to bring the surfers from far and wide. This involved a bus ride right up through the centre of the island and past the most enormous pineapple plantation run by Dole – we could have stopped off there but the visitor centre looked like a theme park and I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to learn about...

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Mar 15, 2011 - O'ahu - Day 36 - Pearl Harbor & "Surf's Up"

We woke up early, got ready and arrived at Pearl Harbor by 7:40am. We wanted to beat the rush of tour buses but that didn't work out so well. The crowd going in was steady. We saw a bit of Pearl Harbor already when we spent our first day in the Hawaiian States in Honolulu. However we wanted to see the USS Arizona memorial before all the time slots were booked up, we were lucky to get into the 9:45am tour group which gave us an hour and fifty minutes to wander around. There are many great educational museums on the grounds which portray the...

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Mar 29, 2009 - Daily Update

Hi everyone. Well, we've been having a blast. We got up Friday morning and climbed to the top of Diamond Head then went snorkeling on Waikiki. Saturday we went to the Swap Meet at the Aloha Stadium - great crafts and food - then went back up to the North Shore for more snorkeling. Tonight we went out to a nice dinner to celebrate the boys' 5th Anniversary.

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May 23, 2007 - Aye, Sea Turtles...around east and north Oahu

The trip that had been cancelled on Monday was running on the Wednesday, so I took advantage of the opportunity to see more of the island that tourists generally don't get to see. First stop was at a blowhole, just past Hanauma Bay, which was pretty cool, the blowhole is right near the beach where a famous scene from 'From Here to Eternity' was shot, although I've never actually seen the film myself. Anyway, there were also turtles in the sea! (Aye, Sea Turtles! Hehe, that just had to be put in there). We then drove along the east coast,...

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