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Day 4 Waikiki and Haleiwa on the North Shore

Another glorious weather day here on the island of Oahu! It was nice to wake up with no real plans but excited to see where the day will take us. First though, Dan had some finishing touches on his last calc assignment so he had to spend the morning in his books again. (While I wanted to get out, I did NOT complain. I mean, he was studying so…)

It gave me time to get a few things done as well, including yet another workout (I have started using the OpenFit App and it is my new favorite thing!!)

We decided to enjoy the beach below us on Waikiki but first stopped at a cute coffee shop that had delicious club sandwiches. While eating, we witnessed an older gentleman get caught for stealing some RipCurl swim trunks from the store next door. (Like, walked out carrying the wood hanger and everything!) It was quite the commotion and I am not sure who I felt more sorry for… the old man who clearly had some issues or the frustrated young sales woman coming after him!

We spent a couple hours on the busy beach relaxing right in front of a catamaran. This is the very spot that I thought I had lost him for good back in 2017, which I reminded him about multiple times because I was so scarred from the experience. 🙂 (Read about that here.)

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Exploring the Island! Day 2

I picked up my tour guide today around 11 after a lovely walk by the canal in Waikiki. He had some last minute packing and a few goodbyes left so wanted to give him some time for that. But, man it is so nice to be with my schmoopie again and have this time with him all to myself.

This was us after our super long hug to make up for all the days I missed him!

We started out heading east toward Hawaii Kai and Aina Haina, two beautiful residential communities outside of Honolulu and stopped at a cute sandwich shop that he had frequented with his friends. My spicy chicken sandwich was way more than I could handle! But none the less, it was delicious and fueled us up for the day ahead. We kept heading east/north along the ocean which was full of white caps and huge waves from all the wind we have had the last 24 hours. It was breathtaking and we stopped at every scenic point we could along the way.

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A Rare Evening All To Myself

I honestly don’t remember the last time I spent 12 hours alone. Surely it was before the pandemic began. But that was what I had on my first night here. Dan was at his “Hawaii Hale” packing and savoring his last night with his friends. So, I had over 12 hours with no one to talk to, nothing to put away or clean up, no dogs wanting food or attention or both, not even a house to clean or organize.

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