Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Oahu Trip (Day 4)

Day 4: Saturday, March 18
Rainforest Hike
I did [real] Pilates in the room before we grabbed breakfast at Subway and coffee at Starbucks prior to our 9am pick-up by Bike Hawai'i for our rainforest hike adventure. Our guide, Terrii, was a third-generation local, so he had lots of great insider knowledge to share with us along the way to the trail-head, including pointing out various spots associated with Barack "Barry" Obama and his family. Terrii led our 12-person group along a 1.3ish mile trail in the Manoa Valley, across a couple of streams, and through two bamboo groves on our way to a rather anti-climactic waterfall, which was the turnaround point. Just a trickle of water due to the recent drier weather, but that also made the trail drier and easier to navigate.

After we returned to the hotel, we split the leftovers from dinner plus some sushi from the ABC store and enjoyed lunch out on our small lanai facing Diamond Head. We then refreshed with a dip in the larger pool and dried off in the sun.

Later, we went out for some more browsing along Kalakaua Ave. and then backtracked to Kuhio Beach for the free sunset hula show:

We finished the day with a return trip to the Royal Hawai'ian Food Court for dinner followed by two unsuccessful attempts to check out a working copy of "The Arrival" from the DVD kiosk. In the end, we got "Dr. Strange" instead, which Mr. E had already watched during a plane trip, but at least it was new to me.


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