Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Just Some Sun Some Sand Some Water And A Good Book . . .

First full day on Oahu and I bathed myself in SPF 50, threw on my Chubbies (A San Francisco shorts Company started by a friend of mine) and headed out in search of Eggs N Things for breakfast.

Eggs N Things was on the list of "must eats" provided by one of my co-workers.  I ordered the Island Style Fried Rice and Eggs.  It was massive!  Honestly, I am not sure what all the ingredients were but it was quite tasty.

After Eggs N Things I took a drive up to the Pali Lookout.  

The Pali Lookout is at the 1,200 foot elevation and has an awesome panoramic view of the East side of the Island.  

That famous "Blue Book" I have written about in all my Hawaiian adventures said to bring your warmest clothes when visiting the Pali Lookout.  Man, that book was not kidding.  The winds at the top of the Pali were some of the strongest I have ever felt.  I am not sure if the Japanese tourists were screaming in fear or joy at the power of the wind.  The wind was so strong my cheeks were flapping! 

After leaving the Pali Lookout I went in search of a beach to sit on and read my book.  

I was looking for Lanikai Beach, which was also recommended by my co-worker, but apparently I pulled off the road too soon and ended up at Kailua Beach.

It was still beautiful and was exactly what I was looking for.

A place to swim...

And a place to read my book.

After spending a couple hours at the beach I decided to take the long way back to my hotel and drive around the South side of the Island.

By the time I got back to the hotel it was getting late and I was hungry.  I took a shower and went back out in search of food.  More importantly I knew that after dinner I was going to top it off with another recommendation, Leonard's Bakery's delicious Malasadas.

All in all a good day...except for the fact that even though I started the day bathed in SPF 50 and sat under a shade tree to read my book; somehow I got a little sun burned on my feet and head.

Such is life. 

On to the next day...

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