The plan originally was to go to hawaii, learn to surf (at least as much as you can in a week of solid waves) and do a week or so on Kaui sea kayaking the famous coast. Unfortunately, I got sucked into a week of relaxation to destress from the job. I did almost none of those things.
I took a few photos but not many.
I did work out every day. I did run every day.
I did go to a different local beach every day. I forget which one this one. They were all rediculously beautiful.
I did eat at all the local famous spots. I ate the most delicious shave ice at Matsumoto's Shave Ice. At that's saying something when you're spent time in NYC during the summer!
I ate the famous shrimp scampi at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck. Yeah... it was banging. And right behind the truck I got some roasted corn on the cob on a stick with butter and cheese... Oh my.
And Buzz's Steakhouse. Yeah... it was good.
And Jameson's by the Sea. the capers and macadamian nut covered fish was better than I expected.
I climbed to the top of Diamond Head...
...and to the top of the Koko Head Crater Railway trail. AKA Natures Stairmaster. Of course it started raining as soon as I wanted to take some pictures at the top and my camera phone was fogged up.
I stopped at scenic points along roads...
...and just drove by them in my rental.
I went to the Byodo-In Temple. Words don't describe.
and then I sat by the pool and slept and ate and did it again! :-)
Good trip if I do say so myself.