Our trip to Hawaii was perfect. I won’t bore you with too many words because the pictures are more exciting anyway.
We did a lot of playing on the beach which Zain LOVED.
We ate a lot of yummy treats:
We went to a luau:
We all got tattoos at the luau:
We went for a really nice, really early, family run on our first full day – 8 miles starting at 4:30am (thank you, jet lag for helping us beat the heat). I only ran one other time after that and had to take the rest of vacation off thanks to some pretty bad ankle pain. More on that later.
We did do a lot of walking though. Here is Zain parked in the spot at the resort where hubby proposed a little over 5 years ago:
We traveled around Oahu a bit and took a walk up to the Waihi waterfall in Waimea Valley:
We did a lot more playing on the beach with this cutie pie:
After a fun week at our resort in Ko Olina, we went to Waikiki for 5 days. Waikiki is a fun place with lots of shopping and restaurants, but we discovered that it wasn’t quite as family friendly. Most of the people are there to party and shop since it’s known for it’s nightlife and shopping. We still had fun though!
We continued to eat lots of delicious food. The desserts were the best part:
We did a lot of walking around Waikiki. At 20 weeks pregnant, I somehow managed to still wear Zain on my back:
The beach in Waikiki was nice, but not nearly as nice as the beach at Ko Olina. It was pretty crowded and didn’t feel quite as safe for Zain to play so we only went once.
We spent some more time exploring the island:
We went to the Honolulu Zoo:
Zain enjoyed the reading lights on the beds in our hotel room:
Since the beach wasn’t super exciting in Waikiki, we went back to the beach in Ko Olina. You just can’t beat this:
On our last night in Waikiki, we walked around some more and had a delicious dinner at the Hula Grill:
We had such as fantastic time in Hawaii, as we do every time we go. Coming from home from Hawaii is harder than any other place I’ve been because it’s such a unique place. It’s absolutely gorgeous and it also has a lot of interesting history and culture. If only it wasn’t so far away! Zain did really well on our flights there and back. He had a little bit of a hard time during the last part of our flight back into Baltimore because he couldn’t get comfy while he was trying to sleep. Other than that, he was a stellar travel buddy!
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