Driving around the island

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Jeff slept in this morning to catch up on some rest, Emilia went to her Medical Conference.  After lunch, we got the car out of the parking garage and headed East towards Diamond Head. Since we know time is critical, we opted not to do the climb up to the top. Drove around the East side of Oahu.

Found this side of the island to be much different then the West side. We discovered the blowhole, even watched people try to get very close to it. The blow hole won.

Continued North to Kaupo Beach where we found Manana Island. It is approximately 3/4 mile off of Kaupo Beach, just northwest of Makapuu Point on the island of Oahu. The islet is also known as Rabbit Island. Some people think it is because the island is shaped like a rabbit's head or body, but it is actually because rabbits were raised on the island until 1994. The rabbits were removed at that time because started destroying the native ecosystem of the island, which is an important seabird breeding area

We headed back to the hotel for the luau at the Royal Hawaiian that was for attendees of the Medical Conference. Very enjoyable as it showcased the history of Polynesian culture and dances.
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The blow hole erupting
The blow hole erupting
The water receding from the blow h…
The water receding from the blow …
Manana Island aka Rabbit Island
Manana Island aka Rabbit Island
Kaupo Beach
Kaupo Beach
Jeff thinks it looks more like a w…
Jeff thinks it looks more like a …
Makapuu Lighthouse
Makapuu Lighthouse
Luau at Royal Hawaiian
Luau at Royal Hawaiian
Met a couple at the luau that live…
Met a couple at the luau that liv…
Luau at the Royal Hawaiian
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