I think this post covers days 3, 4 and 5 (maybe 6) in Honolulu. The endless sunshine really takes a toll on your memory, or maybe sitting on the beach all day is the issue. Anyway, on with the post. We are in a different McDonalds tonight with fast Wifi. With our $1 coffee in hand, here we go! This post is full of pretty much everything, and as promised an update on our Pool Crashing adventure today.
“If you only had 48 hours left to live, would you spend it like you normally spend your weekends? If not, why spend 2/7th of your life wasting your free time? After all, free time isn’t free. Free time is the most expensive time you have, because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely.” – Jarod Kintz
Stop Living for the Weekends! Do something random that makes you Happy! Our suggestion: Travel
Don’t worry, we may be sleeping in a van, but we are not missing any meals.
After this Aloha Shirt picture was taken, we spend the remainder of the day in the seas just beyond those palm trees. The next morning it was more beach and then more food. This time, legit, real Hawaiian Eats. Some were very tasty, some not so much. But if you miss the local food, what is the point of travelling?
“I look like a full blown tourist in my 1960’s sofa cushion shirt.” -Tyler Lunn
The remainder of this day was spent at the beach / pool as well. Mostly scoping out the Royal Hawaiian for a full blown incursion the next day.
Today (January 21) “Operation Hawaiian Luxury Relaxation”
We put this plan of attack into action about 830am when we awoke (thanks Mr. Rooster) to this dude chilling out on the side of the van.
For those of you who are unaware of the prestige of the Royal Hawaiian, it was constructed in 1927, is beautiful and expensive. Rooms start at about $500 per night.
Tip 1: When pool crashing and hotel staff are nearby, make comments such as “I don’t know where the sunscreen is Honey, maybe in the room”
Tip 2: Act like you own the place.
Tip 3: Don’t waste all of your time taking photos.
Tip 4: Don’t overstay your welcome at one hotel, move on to others- Moana Surfrider, Westin Resorts (above)
So we didn’t want to push our luck too far in one day, so after 3 hours in the pool, we hit the beach. How could we not? check out these photos.