After all is said and done - there's still Waikiki
Waikiki Travel Blog› entry 4 of 5 › view all entries
July 20th, 2008 – by: jenn79
Weather got really bad though - mountain tops were completely hidden that morning. A short drive revealed little to no visibility, and La'au txted saying the mountain was too dangerous right now but that they were going to another beach! Another beach?! Lord I love Hawaii, but didn't want to do another beach.
Waikiki was really crowded and touristy compared to all the things experienced in the last few days. People sitting on every inch of sand, bums falling asleep on the street, and roving tourists wearing funny outfits. The worst part is all the souvenirs made in China emblazoned with Hawaii-esque designs and lettering.
Marc txted. He had pinkeye! Didn't want to go out and see anyone. But he was also leaving tomorrow, which was when I was leaving! What to do?! Looked around desperately for a restaurant I remember going to with Joyce nearly 4 years ago where your table was inches away from the sand. Didn't find it, and so went to Tiki's, which was fine. Our waitress was obviously one of those surfer girls by day, but had this high pitched whiny voice that reverberated in your head. Holy cow, that was painful!
After dinner in Waikiki, drove back and puttered around Lanikai again, and hung out on the darkened beach watching the locals blast their car radios, drink and smoke up. And wondered if I could remember a time in my life that was so peaceful, simple and happy. I don't think I can..
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