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We spent our next to last day just taking it easy. We walked from our hotel to the main part of Waikiki Beach and spent a couple of hours in the sun and water. Waikiki Beach is very shallow. You have to walk way out to get to a depth above your waist. There were many people taking surfing lessons, but they were far out away from the beach. The waves break pretty far out and don't actually make it to the shore.
We came back to the hotel to eat lunch at Round Table Pizza. Then we hung out at a couple of the pools in our complex. That night, Brandon took us to the Naval Commissary, which is one of the largest in the world. Then we went to the Aloha Tower shopping center in Honolulu. It's a multi-story, open air shopping center right on the harbor with several nice restaurants. It's not nearly as large as the famous Ala Moana Center, which is practically across the street, but it's not as crowded either. Though it looks like it would be very crowded when a cruise ship comes in. We saw gigantic cruise ships docked right next door on some occasions. We ate dinner at the Gordon Biersch brewery, which not only had a good variety of brews, but also served some pretty tasty food.