A couple of weeks ago I hopped on a plane to meet my husband in Hawaii. He has been deployed for the past couple of months and was going to be in Hawaii for a conference , so what better place to have a meet-up with my husband then in paradise.
We both arrived on Saturday after a long flight to Hawaii we were running on pure adrenaline/excitement to be together again. We picked-up our rental and decided to not waste any time and drive up to the North Shore. The drive was beautiful but busy since there is only one way in and one way out. We parked walked around town and ate at Teddy's where I had the most delicious buffalo chicken sandwich. After stuffing our faces we were both exhausted and headed back to the hotel for a shower where jet lag kicked in big time. Needless to say we were asleep at 7pm.
Day 2 after a good nights rest we felt refreshed and ready to enjoy Hawaii. We headed out to Diamond Head for a morning hike. We arrived at 8am and were unable to find parking because apparently you either have to take the bus or be one of the lucky 15 cars to park in their lot. Waste of time. My husband really wanted to go see Pipeline in North Shore so we drove up and stopped at Pipeline where we surf watched. Pipeline waves were intense but so fun to watch surfers catch some waves. After our surf watch we drove around to find a spot to dive into the water and stumbled upon Shark's Cove. This spot was worth the scrapes and bruises from the slippery rock. Next time we will bring our snorkeling gear to enjoy the water life.
Across the street from Shark's Cove there were some food trucks and decided to try out "Hawaii's best fish tacos". We dined under straw umbrella's and enjoyed some delicious tacos. I could've done without the random chickens and roosters roaming around making me feel guilty for my lunch.
We also stopped at SurfJack where we had some beers and dropped some doe at the cutest shop inside the hotel called Olive & Oliver. This place is a must see. I wish we would've stayed at their hotel but there's always next time.
Lanikai beach was hands down the best beach I visited. This place is seriously like paradise. We spent two days here and that was not enough time. Gorgeous beach in the cutest town of Kailua.