Oahu trip ’08

Sunset at Ko’olina

Trip stuff

I never liked Oahu until a couple years ago when instead of hanging out in Honolulu, we hung out at Kailua — a more laid back residential area on the East side of Oahu home to Waimanalo, Kailua beach, and the quiet yet famous and well photographed Lanikai beach.

Waikiki was just too much of a tourist trap, trafficky, too busy.  I don’t believe there are any hotels in Kailua.  Anyway, we haven’t gotten to explore the North Shore, nor much of the west side and central parts of Oahu and still haven’t gone surfing so maybe another trip.  But actually, would love to buy rental property in Kailua.  Someday.  I think a trip to the Big Island is next though. Continue reading Oahu trip ’08

snowboarding @Kirkwood

Went to Kirkwood again for Christmas this year and went snowboarding. Lot of fun but this year a little more snow but a bit icier. Last year, we had fresh powder on Christmas day.  That was super cool.

We stay at Sorensen’s Resort in Hope Valley (no cell phone access) which is just 10-15 minutes away, really good food.

I’m a little disturbed by Kirkwood’s recent grades on an environmentally friendly report card. Probably will check out Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley next time. Continue reading snowboarding @Kirkwood