Oahu, Hawaii

I recently got back from a vacation to Oahu, Hawaii with my family. I had never been to Hawaii before and I was really awestruck at all the natural beauty on these tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific. There was so much to do and so much to see, we were pretty much going going going the entire time! Typical.

Here are some of my favorite photos that I took, let me know what you think! Mahalo for reading!*

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USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
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USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
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Spot on USS Missouri where Japan Surrendered – WWII
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Snack Shop aboard the USS Missouri
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Rabbit Island is composed of a Tuff and its Lava Flow formation
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Byodo-in Temple built to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii
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Nu’uanu Pali Lookout, Oahu
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Everyone’s favorite tropical leaf pattern
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Replica of traditional Hawaiian hut – Waimea Valley, Oahu
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Bird of Paradise
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Can you find Waldo?
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Massive Lilly pads – Waimea Valley
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Hibiscus
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Halona Beach Cove – where they shot From Here to Eternity
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Lava rocks near Sandy Beach
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Kualoa Ranch – where the first Jurassic Park was filmed
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Yummy shrimp stand on the North Shore
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Green Sea Turtle!
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Leonard’s – delicious Portuguese Malasadas
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Iolani Palace – home to the only Monarchy in USA history
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Entry way – Iolani Palace
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Grand Staircase – Iolani Palace
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Dining Room – fun fact, this palace had electricity 10 years before the White House
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Sitting Room – Iolani Palace
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Room where Queen Lili’uokalani was held as a prisoner. She sewed this quilt during her time in captivity. Read about her here

 

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Ballroom and one of Queen Liliuokalani’s dresses
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Polynesian Cultural Center – Laie, Oahu
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The fam rowing a Tongan canoe at Polynesian Cultural Center

*not pictured – we also saw Kevin Hart filming Jumanji 2 in Waimea Valley haha

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