Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oahu - Sharing Our Oahu Favorites with My Sister

Louie and I traded one of our timeshare weeks for one at Ko Olina. About 20 miles west of Honolulu, it sits along the quieter side of Oahu. My sister, Nancy Kay, joined us. It was a perfect vacation, especially because we escaped harsh winter weather in DC and Charlotte.

Kay arrives at HNL

Our balcony (lanai) at Ko Olina

View from our lanai at Ko Olina
The end of the road on the leeward side of Oahu

Note the person standing on the cliff watching the waves crashing. Stunning!

Polynesian Cultural Center demos and luau

Bishop Museum in Honolulu

Fabulous shell leis from Niihau, traditional hula, scale models of the canoes Polynesians used to move to Hawaii

Visit with our friend, Evelyn Wight

Evelyn Wight, a long-time friend and former colleague of Louie's, now lives on Oahu and works for the Nature Conservancy. She graciously showed us special parts of the island we'd be unlikely to see on our own. In the process we learned a lot about the ecosystems of Hawaii, native and invasive species of plants & animals, and restoration efforts... all just fascinating.

Byodo-in Temple (1968)

Kaneohe Bay & Beach

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