I’ve now been in Hawaii for just about 50 hours, and am in the airport getting ready to head over to the gate and get my flight back home. This was a much longer visit than the 3.5 hours from last week, and I have to say it was really pushing my upper limits for a visit to Oahu. I still didn’t manage to see the Arizona memorial, which is something I’ll probably stop by for at some point. And if the $260 fares come up again I’ll almost certainly book one because the mileage value is great, but I have very little desire to come back to Oahu.
I spent the vast majority of my one full day here underwater. The diving was OK, but not great. But at least it was something to do. Beyond that and sitting on a manufactured beach that so many people seem to love for no discernable reasons, I can’t figure out why people like to visit this island. The beach isn’t that great. At all. Then again, the number of folks I saw on the planes for whom this was a “once in a lifetime” type of trip was pretty high. Too bad, as those folks could benefit from seeing better (and closer) islands if that’s really what they are looking for in a vacation.
Anyways, enough of my ranting about Oahu. There actually were some good things from the trip, including a decent, cheap hotel I got through Priceline, the aforementioned diving and my learning to use the local bus system. More to come on all that in future posts. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures from my diving and from folks out on the beach.
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