You would think that after being together for 12+ years that we would have flown on a plane already, right? Nope. This was our first plane ride together! Our trip started out rough as we couldn't find a ride to the airport so we agreed to have his cousin drop us off at the airport 7 hours early (yup, you read that right!). Thankfully we made it to Oahu safely after around 6 hours of flying!
Selfie on the plane? Yup!
Flying to LAX
What was the first feeling after walking through the connection into the Honolulu Airport? Humidity! It was hot & muggy for sure, but we were happy to be back on land & starting our vacation :)
Aloha from Honolulu International Airport
Tourist much? ;)
We had a fun time figuring out where the Enterprise shuttle bus was to take us to our rental car. We technically could've just walked there, but I was being a lazy bum. They gave us a Nissan instead of a Toyota Corolla since they didn't have any on hand. We didn't complain since it was quite spacey. Highways in Oahu are quite slow compared to California. Everyone is hella chill when they drive that the speed limit sign reads "55 maximum 40 minimum" :P
Driving along the highway to our BnB
Our first meal on the island was at Ono Seafood, our favorite poke bowl! It was hilarious as it is a hole in the wall place & we had to sit outside on a picnic table to eat our poke bowls. We chatted with a local & he thought we were locals as well since this place was a hidden treasure, haha! Vinh & Annie are Hawaiian locals, woot! :)
Miso tuna poke bowl
We checked into our AirBnB place near Hanauma Bay & then we decided to go on a mini roadtrip to see Oahu's southern coastline. It was absolutely gorgeous to say the least! The scenery reminded me of Big Sur in California.
Such blue oceans
Sand between our toes
Selfies at the beach
I promptly got attacked by the ocean after taking the above selfie. My butt was wet & I had no towels in the car so I sat on my jacket, haha. At least it was warm out so my bottom dried out fairly quick :P
Tons of surfers at the beach
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Crazy breeze blowing my hair
Family photo :P
I can gaze at this scene for days!
We ended our first day in paradise watching the sunset at the dock near our AirBnB with a cookies milkshake with mochi boba, yum!
What do you think we did the rest of our vacation? Any guesses? What's on your to do list for Oahu?