Last real day in Hawaii. Tomorrow is travel home day to St. Paul which is receiving 5 or more inches of snow. Sarah and Sarah arrive in St. Paul tomorrow, welcome to Minnesota girls. Actually while we leave Tuesday we will get home early Wednesday morning.
Today we drove to the east and north shore of Hawaii. We took several interstate highways. I guess Hawaii did not want to lose out on federal largesse even though there are no states to “inter” to. The H-3 to the east shore is a beautiful drive through (literally, a major tunnel is involved) the coastal range. (Ko’olau range)
We visited Ho’omaluhia Park Botanical Garden. It is more of an arboretum but a pleasant experience. It was built by the Army Corps of Engineers as a flood control project.
We drove along the eastern coast and saw the Chinaman’s Hat. Ocean waves were at high levels. We did not stop at any real beaches or take any long hikes. This was just a driving overview.
We had lunch overlooking Hale’iwa Bay at Hale’iwa Joe’s Seafood Grill recommended by Dave and Peg Van Lear and pastor Amy Butler-you “met” her son in the Saturday post.
We wrapped up the day watching the sunset over Waikiki Beach and will be heading out for our last dinner here. We have had a blast. So many new and wonderful experiences, this has exceeded our expectations.
Ed 3-3-13 7:00 pm