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Aliiolani Hale in Hawaii

Aliiolani Hale in Hawaii

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A statue of King Kamehameha I stands in front of Aliʻiōlani Hale in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, as seen during our June 2023 Hawaiʻi trip I told about our visit to Aliʻiōlani Hale in Part 9 of the trip report. However, I had taken lots of photos during our visit, and I did not want to clog up the trip report with photos. So I chose to save most of them for a separate post.
Diamond Head Lighthouse in Hawaii

Diamond Head Lighthouse in Hawaii

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The Diamond Head lighthouse is seen from the top of Diamond Head on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi, seen here during our June 2023 visit. From way up here, the lighthouse looks rather small. Named Lēʻahi in Hawaiian, you probably recognize Diamond Head from all those beach photos from Waikīkī, with the volcanic mountain looming in the distance. The lighthouse out in front of the mountain is not as well known, and as you can see, the mountain towers over the lighthouse.
Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 10 - Going Home

Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 10 - Going Home

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Previously in the Hawaiʻi trip report from June 2023, we had gotten a bonus night in Hawaiʻi thanks to a canceled flight. Do we ever make it home? Read on! And if you have not done so already, you might want to read the previous part. Thursday, June 22, 2023 After a somewhat restless night of sleep, we got up around 9:00 AM. There had been some noises from the adjacent rooms that had woken us up at various times in the earlier morning hours, but I had usually been able to go back to sleep relatively quickly after those.
Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 9 - Waikiki

Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 9 - Waikiki

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The Hawaiʻi trip in June 2023 continues with us exploring the Waikīkī area before attempting to start for home. If you have not done so already, you might want to read the previous part. Wednesday, June 21, 2023 For one last time, we followed our morning routine of getting up at 7:00 and eating breakfast on the Riedels’ balcony. We finished off all that we could of what we had bought for breakfast, which meant an extra glass of pineapple cranberry juice for me.
Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 8 - Diamond Head

Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 8 - Diamond Head

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The Hawaiʻi trip in June 2023 continues with a hike up Diamond Head and another great sunset. If you have not done so already, you might want to read the previous part. Tuesday, June 20, 2023 As was our custom by this point, we started off the day much like every other day. Up at 7:00 AM, breakfast on the Riedels’ balcony. It had been a good routine. But beyond that, things were starting to change.
Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 7 - The North Shore

Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 7 - The North Shore

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The Hawaiʻi trip in June 2023 continues with a visit to a North Shore beach and some night photos. If you have not done so already, you might want to read the previous part. Monday, June 19, 2023 By now, if you have been reading the trip report, you know our usual routine. This day started like the others. No complaints at all. Great company, great scenery, a great place.
Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 6 - A Lighthouse

Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 6 - A Lighthouse

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As our Hawaiʻi trip in June 2023 continues, we drive through the mountains to church and then hike to a lighthouse. If you have not done so already, you might want to read the previous part. Sunday, June 18, 2023 Once again, we followed our usual routine of getting up at 7:00 AM and eating breakfast on the Riedels’ balcony. We are definitely creatures of habit. No complaints from any of us about that.
Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 5 - Waterfall and Luau

Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 5 - Waterfall and Luau

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As our Hawaiʻi trip in June 2023 continues, we hike to a waterfall and go to a lūʻau. If you have not done so already, you might want to read the previous part. Saturday, June 17, 2023 Once again we were up at 7:00 (or soon after - there is a snooze button for a reason, after all) for what had quickly become our morning routine. Showers, breakfast on the Riedels’ balcony, enjoying the scenery while avoiding the sun as much as possible.
Hawaii 2023 Part 4 - Morning at the Beach

Hawaii 2023 Part 4 - Morning at the Beach

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As our Hawaiʻi trip in June 2023 continues, we go out searching and wind up at the beach. If you have not done so already, you might want to read the previous part. Friday, June 16, 2023 It does not take us long to settle into a routine. Just as with the previous day, my alarm started waking us up at 7:00 AM, and then after showering and such, we ate breakfast on the Riedels’ balcony.
Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 3 - A Day at Aulani

Hawaii 2023 Trip Report Part 3 - A Day at Aulani

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As our Hawaiʻi trip in June 2023 continues, we spend a day at the Aulani resort. Well, mostly. And if you have not done so already, you might want to read the previous part. Thursday, June 15, 2023 I had set an alarm on my phone for 7:00 AM, because I did not want to sleep the whole vacation away. I had woken up during the night a time or two around 2:00 AM, because that was 7:00 AM back home.