Discovering Oahu Hawaii

Growing up, my parents never really took me to the ocean. I can’t really remember a time where we all just spent a day at the beach. If anything, I have high school memories with friends being spent at the beach. What we did have a lot of was those power steel frame above ground swimming pools. Every summer we would get a new one.

However, pools always seemed to bore me. I would get in, hang out, and within a few minutes, I was bored. Perhaps, I’m just weird, but it never entertained me.

Oddly enough now, as I seek adventure and see these videos, I am noticing how present the beach is in my life, and how much I enjoy it.

During this second part of Oahu, Hawaii, C & I drove around the island and continued to capture Oahu’s beauty. One of our stops was at Waimea Valley, which is a botanical garden, and you walk for about 3/4 of a mile until you get to their beautiful waterfall area. Here is where you’ll get a laugh out of my swimming skills (or lack of).

Here is the information for this stop, as well as the food truck you’ll see in the video, which was DELICIOUS! (Side Note: I LOVE seafood.) 

Waimea Valley 

Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Highway on O‘ahu’s North Shore across from Waimea Bay

Hours: Open Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m |  CLOSED Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.

Parking:  FREE 

Admission: $16 Adult | $12 Seniors & Students | $8 Child | Discounts for Military & Groups

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

Address: 66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712

Hours: Open Daily from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Note: CASH ONLY! We spent about $14 per person (not including drinks).