Yesterday morning we took the open door helicopter tour. It was amazing. When the doors are open, you can only take what is strapped to your body. So, we took the small camera and I will have to wait until we get home to go through the photos and share them with you. You should look forward to that because it was AWESOME and I am super cool for having done it.
After that we decided to take a road trip around the island. First stop... The Dole Plantation. The good: it's free. The bad: it's not really free. There is a lot going on and they have sneaky little ways to get you to spend money. Short version of the story is that I now have a fresh pearl on a charm to wear on my necklace.
No matter, it was pretty cool to see the pineapple plantation.
We continued north on the island and stopped at Turtle Beach (it has a very cool Hawaiian name, but I'm not cool enough to remember how to spell it).
It was amazing to see the sea turtles in their natural environment. Awesome. I was trying to be respectful of their space (unlike some other people who were there), so my photo isn't the greatest. Still awesome.
We continued on around the island and I just loved every minute of it. When we got back to the hotel that evening we took a walk down Waikiki Beach and stumbled upon a Hula Show in a park under this giant beautiful tree.