Monday, April 22, 2013


We snuck away from NYC for spring break this year and on our return everything from the taxis to our very own apartment smelled horrible to us both. It took a few days, ok it took a week, to acclimate back to the pace, smells and noise of our beloved city, but we are back and we love you NYC, but I'm still in awe of Oahu. I catch myself day dreaming daily of the rides along the coast in our open air jeep taking in all that beauty and wondering if the inhabitants take it for granted. On the plane home we had already started plotting a way to get back to Hawaii and explore more islands.

Here are some of our favorite places and memories...

Hanuama Bay, Oahu

Byodo-In Buddist Temple in Kaneohe, Oahu
Byodo-In Buddist Temple in Kaneohe, Oahu
On the grounds of the Byodo-In Temple
HWY 830 on the way to North Shore
Me at La'ie Point HWY 83

The kid at the entrance to Makua Cave

We called this Make a poo poo lookout

World War II Bunkers at Makapu'u

Makua Beach

Cliff Diving at Waimea Bay

Coral found near Koolina
Golf Ball
The kid paddle boarding at Ko Olina

The steep stairs at Diamond Head
Chinaman's Hat near Kane'ohe Bay

Laloni Palace
Pearl Harbor Memorial

on our last day we found this pregnant sea lion napping near our resort, a volunteer was there to protect her
Sunset our first night in Oahu we had been up for 24 hours at this point, I sure miss this view
Paradise Cove Luau
There was a very good reason for this sign being posted at the luau...

Until we meet again Hawai'i, Aloha...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


The square wheeled bicycle path at The Museum of Mathematics

Looks like fun, huh?
I've read many complaints about this museum and the kid was absolutely against going, asking "Why would I want to go to a museum to learn more about school stuff?" I explained to him that they had a square wheeled bicycle you could ride which I felt was worth a whirl or two. So we went and even though there are issues, more than a few exhibits were not functioning, the floor layouts are confusing and tight and there didn't seem to be anyone around to help explain the activities, we ended up having a great time.

One of my favorite exhibits is this video projection that uses an image of your body to make a fractal image that makes you into a tree.

Rabbit, monkey and dinosaur interlocking puzzle pieces

We painted this pattern with virtual paint brushes

There were so many hands on interactive puzzles, multi-dimensional and pattern type computer animation activities that I kept the kid busy for 2 hours. We will definitely go back to MO Math to view the exhibits that weren't working during our visit and see how the museum grows as it has only been open a few months. 

As we left the kid said that was fun, that wasn't like school at all...