“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu
Before we get into the main post, I would like to take a minute to discuss the quote above. It is so true. It took us so long to think and plan this trip. It is such a big decision. If you are getting the itch to travel, just do it, take the first step. Even if you cannot afford it, just do it- you will find a way to finance it. Many people will discourage you, disagree with you, they might even call you foolish- don’t listen to them, take the first step!!!
Day two, we woke up to blue skies and Hawaii tunes playing on the radio, so relaxing. Time to hit Waikiki.
“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
later in the afternoon, we headed over to Diamond Head Crater. The sign says the hike is .8 mile strenuous uphill on rocks, thru a tunnel and up some crazy steep stairs. Well sign me up, the views at the top are supposed to be breathtaking- on this day we were not disappointed. (Keep reading)
After a shower at the beach, we headed out in search of food. Grocery Store Hawaiian Dinner tonight.
It must be mentioned the impact Japanese Culture has on Hawaii. Poke is a prime example- Sashimi grade fish, usually tuna in some tasty marinades. We have found many Japanese restaurants, and Aya describes them as the real deal. We also just ran into a Don Quijote- if you have ever been to Japan, you know what this is.