This is the fourth year
in a row that my husband
and I have traveled
to the beautiful
Hawaiian island of Oʻahu.
We've spent much of our time
in Hawaii's capital city, Honolulu.
Some of our family and friends remark,
"Really? I think I'd rather go to one
of the other islands and see more
of the real Hawaii. Honolulu?
It's just a big city on a crowded beach."
Just a Big City on a Crowded Beach
From the Kapahulu Groin
Golden sands, turquoise waters,
smooth curling waves,
warm tropical breezes.
as people flock
from all corners
of the globe.
Yes, at first I turned my nose up
at the throngs of people in, on, beside,
and along those smooth, glassy waves.
Really? This is how you choose
to spend your precious vacation days?
But then I began to look a little closer
and dig a little deeper.
Camera in hand, I became a hunter
stalking the city and shore.
I began to explore with an open mind,
and I discovered a city and strand
with all kinds of fascinating things.
Come see what I found in the heart
of the huge, crowded, and busy
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
Hunters Stalking the Hunter
On the Lam
Mom on Patrol!
Pockets of Quiet
White Bird of Paradise
I can't wait to return to this vibrant city
in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean.
And in Honolulu after a day of hunting,