Waikiki + Lookout Points In Oahu


Ala Wai Boat Harbor

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The Beach Bum Life (@ Kailua State Beach)

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The crew who took us up: we got a crazy ocean show with one of the guys hanging from the sail lines!DSC02137

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The Mormon Temple in Oahu


One of our very first stops was the temple of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Laie. I was a little surprised when Matt said it was one of the things he really wanted to see in Oahu, but it was beautiful (and everyone was incredibly friendly)! DSC01737 DSC01728DSC01732 DSC01739  DSC01738  DSC01742 DSC01748 DSC01751 DSC01752 DSC01754 DSC01755 DSC01764 DSC01779 DSC01782 DSC01785 DSC01789 DSC01790DSC01793

The Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and Hike


On our second day, we decided to adventure into the botanical gardens next door (alright, but they were only a 5-minute drive away. That still counts!)

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Matt showing off his dorky camera hat!

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There were wild roosters everywhere!

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And we even saw a peacock!

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Hawaii Part 1: The North Shore Airbnb


I’m finally getting around to editing and posting my photos from Hawaii! Oahu was amazing and beautiful. We did tons of fun stuff like surfing, stand up paddle boarding and hiking, but this first blog post is about the Airbnb we stayed at the first 4 days of our trip, Top Floor Pipeline Lodge on Farm (we were there for 9 whole days!).

Our first Airbnb was on the North Shore of the island, which is like the countryside – there were few restaurants, numerous food trucks (delicious!) – and wild chickens everywhere. Our Airbnb was amazing too – an organic farm with a view of the ocean!

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This was our Airbnb housemate/chaperone. We named him Simba.IMG_20150511_144937 IMG_20150511_144955 IMG_20150511_145011 IMG_20150511_145021 IMG_20150511_145037 IMG_20150512_120847

Cat nap time with Simba.

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This was a real organic farm with a chicken coop, vegetable garden and everything! On our first day, we got a box of delicious organic produce for $25. There was so much salad, kale, carrots, radishes, turnips and herbs in there we barely ever ate dinner out!DSC01990DSC01988

There were also huts where the owners taught neat classes like baby music class!DSC01991DSC01993

We were warned there were wild boar and goats when we met the owner, but it sounded like they hid so we had no idea we would see any!

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This was the view from our patio!

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