Day 3 -- Oahu, Hawaii

07/21/2014 Monday

I woke up early this morning to get ready to go to Hanauma Bay for snorkeling. The kids are really excited. We bought our own snorkeling gear.


After buying the tickets, we had to watch a 5 minute video before we could enter the bay. 











There is a short walk to the beach or you can take the tram for a small fee. Since it was a downhill, we walked down to the beach.




The boys saw a lot of fishes in the water.









After spending a couple of hours there, we were ready to get some lunch and took the tram.








We grabbed some lunch from the deli store at the Hanauma Bay and left soon after as we had the tour bus driver waiting for us.

When we got back to the hotel, we took a quick rest before heading to the biggest shopping mall in Oahu. It was the Ala Moana shopping center.







Day 2 -- Oahu, Hawaii

07/20/2014 Sunday

Today, we plan to go hiking at Diamond Head State Monument. It's a fairly easy hike but since there aren't much shade around, so it gets pretty hot during the day.

Maddie is well prepared for the sun :-)



We decided to go there early before it gets too hot. 


After paying a small admission fee, we started our hike.











After ~2 hours, we finished hiking Diamond Head and is now on our way to the Honolulu Zoo.



It was a pretty hot day and we are quite surprised that we still get to see many active animals as usually on hot days, animals tend to go under the shade and sleep.










We also passed by a garden and saw more animals afterwards.








Then, we stopped by the children's playground.




After the zoo, we were hungry and decided to stop by one of the restaurants in Waikiki so that we can go to the beach afterwards. We went to Wolfgang Puck Express and the food was decent. The best part of the restaurant was that their AC was on full blast, so it felt really comfortable in there.


The kids eagerly watching how their food is made.






After lunch, we went to Waikiki beach.









We shopped around the stores in Waikiki before walking back to our hotel. We changed into our swimsuits and spent the rest of the afternoon in the pools and beach in our resort.
















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