Hello! We are back from a very fun vacation. I’m so glad we took a much needed break. My in-laws live on Oahu, so we headed to Honolulu last Friday for ten days of beach (and a little Maui in between). We started off with a bang by swimming in a shark cage first thing Saturday morning.
Definitely something to do at least once. There were around 15 sharks in the 10 to 12 foot range swarming the cage. It is nothing shy of a Christmas miracle that I didn’t puke on that boat. It was so turbulent they cancelled the group that was waiting to go after us. After that, we made a stop at our favorite shrimp bus, Giovanni’s:
It is an Oahu must. Their garlic shrimp is one of the greatest meals I’ve ever had. We snuck in one last visit yesterday before heading to the airport. The goal of this trip was to do more things we had never done before, so Monday we went on a sunset dinner cruise.
Another thing I would highly recommend doing at least once in Hawaii. The food was fantastic and the ride had great views of the city (without having to go into Waikiki). On Tuesday we all headed to Maui. We had never been and I think it’s officially my favorite island. We rode bikes down the volcano (26 miles!), had an amazing dinner at Mama’s Fish House and managed a few snorkeling trips.
If you’ve never been to Hawaii, add it to your list. It’s worth every bit of hype.