We are staying in Waikiki. Let me just say that this is a place that is about shopping. Lots of it. If you don’t have shopping where you live, and if you like to shop, this is Nirvana. If that’s not your thing, Waikiki is sort of like hell.

I can love it, in small doses. Let me just mention that Steve and I went to the Apple store and I had a sincerely great time. My wrist is happier than I thought it could be. I know, I said I would resist. Dammit. I could not. More about that in a future post.

The four of us went to Kailua Beach today. This is one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, depending on when you go. In our experience, it’s better in the summer than it is in the winter. I mostly took people pictures for this post but if you check my instagram or facebook feeds, you’ll find more.

The Japanese kids are so very cute! And their parents are cute too!


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This mom pulled her kids going…beckygoldsmith-Oahu-37-1

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And this woman may be the selfie queen. Later, I offered to take a photo of her with her phone but she was all about doing her own thing.beckygoldsmith-Oahu-26-1


Let me admit that I take pictures. More than I used to. But I am not going to fall into selfie-land. Just how much documentation do we need? I know that the photos I took on this trip are largely meaningless in the grand scheme of things. They are not going to be famous, or noteworthy, or… you get the idea. They are fun! And I enjoy sharing them. But tomorrow, when we hike up Diamondhead at a very early hour, I am not carrying the big camera. And Steve says he isn’t either. Watch for instagram photos :-).

We fly home tomorrow. This has been a lovely trip, shared with good friends. I hope to get back to Hawaii in the future. If you have never been, don’t miss this place. It is truly special.


10 thoughts on “Oahu…

  1. So glad to hear you are keeping your wrist happy! It’s so often an overlooked body part. You’ve inspired me to be kinder to my wrist, too! I think the Apple Store is the perfect place to do it!


  2. Waikiki Beach – so true. We were so disappointed. But looking at older picts, this place must have been very nice. Not any more, too bad.


  3. Hi Becky

    Glad that you are having such a great time on your vacation here in Hawaii. My husband and I retired here a year and half ago after living on the mainland for over 40 years. We were born and raised here, and it has always been our goal to return home for our retirement. We are delightfully happy to be home.

    Anyway, perhaps on your next trip to Hawaii, you would like to take time to speak and/or teach to the Hawaii Quilt Guild. Just a thought, as we would love to have mainland expert quilters like you.



  4. About 20 years ago – before phones – I had a point and shoot that had a remote… so there were a lot of selfies with the kids and ME!!!


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