Category Archives: Activities

Hawaiian Parasail

“We are so f***ing high up! We are so f***ing high up!” I kept repeating to myself over and over. I am teetering between heart-stopping fear and the hair-raising thrill of the ride. The picture below is the only one … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Railway Society

As we waited on the train, I enjoyed the view of the turquoise-blue ocean glimmering in the near distance. I could see the conductor walking on the beach at Kahe Beach Park among the bikini clad sunbathers and the snorkelers … Continue reading

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Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens

I think I’ve found the Garden of Eden! But this one has a Visitor Center and no serpents, as far as I can tell. I’m referring to the 400-acre Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens on the windward-side of Oahu. I didn’t see … Continue reading

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Honolulu Museum of Art School

It’s been a long while since I’ve made an entry. Life has a wondrous way of occupying our interests and immersing us in a myriad of activities. Confession: I’m addicted to jewelry-making. It’s one of the many reasons, of late, … Continue reading

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Palolo Valley Pool

Location: Palolo Valley District Park (2007 Palolo Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816) Phone: (808) 733-7362 Kick back at Palolo Pool. It is located in the middle of Palolo Valley and is an Olympic-sized swimming pool (50 meters long and 25 yards wide). Use … Continue reading

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Chinaman’s Hat, Mokoli’i Island

For years I’ve looked at the small island near Kualoa Regional Park and always appreciated this picturesque gem seemingly close (actually 450 meters) offshore. While camping at the park, I would often gaze out and wonder what it would be like to … Continue reading

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SUP Haleiwa

This day was off-the-charts fun! Our adventure began at Tropical Rush in Haleiwa. They have a kayak and SUP board rental, a shave ice stand, a surf shop, including great island wear, and an assortment of fun, interesting things. The … Continue reading

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