We are back from 5 luscious days on Oahu! Seward was at about zero degrees and we were thrilled to be able to take a break from the cold and enjoy the beaches of Oahu. We stayed in Honolulu, a block from Waikiki Beach, but our wonderful friend Denise, who lives in Kailua, showed us the island and some of her favorite beaches. We enjoyed some Hawaiian music and a hula show on the beach of Waikiki, and some great food at Buzz’s in Kailua. It was my second time to Oahu but Tom’s first, and he’s never played in the salt water surf – we had a blast! He even went snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. The little cupcake on the beach is Denise and the overlook of the big bay is Hanauma, with the reefs showing up as the darker patches in the water. We thawed and had a super time, and because we tossed our lei’s in the waters of Hawaii, I am sure we will be back!