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.

somewhere along the highway.

somewhere along the highway.

Aya and Cordelia

Aya and Cordelia

View from the Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

View from the Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

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“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

 

Hang loose

Hang loose

 

I will miss these views.

I will miss these views.

Mega Japanese

Mega Japanese

yup we are in Japan it seems

yup we are in Japan it seems

Japanese Lunch.

Japanese Lunch.

Don’t worry, we may be sleeping in a van, but we are not missing any meals.

Tunnel thru a mountain

Tunnel thru a mountain

Damn nice Shirt.

Damn nice Shirt.

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?

 

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People Café is not by any means a tourist stop, this is a local joint.

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Tylers Lunch (Left to right) Poi, Salmon Lomi, Haupia, Long grain Rice, Kalua Pig, Pork Lau Lau. Everything was delicious except the poi. Stay away from Poi

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Aya’s Lunch (Left to right) Some sort of Marinated meat, Pork Lau Lau, Squid Luau, Haupia, Salmon Lomi and Poi

yeah I know. touristy

yeah I know. touristy

“I look like a full blown tourist in my 1960’s sofa cushion shirt.” -Tyler Lunn

this is the real deal. Pork Lau Lau

this is the real deal. Pork Lau Lau

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.

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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.

lets do this!!!

lets do this!!!

Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool

kicking back at the Pink Lady.

kicking back at the Pink Lady.

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”

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Tip 2: Act like you own the place.

how they get grass to grow, I would like to find out

how they get grass to grow, I would like to find out

What a nice pool

What a nice pool

Tip 3: Don’t waste all of your time taking photos.

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Remember tip #2- Act like you own the place

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.

.Waikiki Beach

.Waikiki Beach (Diamond head in the background)

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a little walking and exploring

a little walking and exploring

Enjoying the sun on the Westin Pool deck

Enjoying the sun on the Westin Pool deck

Quick Dinner

Quick Dinner

not a cloud in the sky

not a cloud in the sky

Back at the Royal Hawaiian for the Sunset

Back at the Royal Hawaiian for the Sunset

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And sadly the Sun finally sets on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, ending another day in Paradise.

And sadly the Sun finally sets on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, ending another day in Paradise.