WAIKIKI TUTU GOES 'ROUND THE ISLAND
I joined a group from the Waikiki Community Center on a Tour Bus
We played "tourist" for a day...even tho we all live here, we saw places that most of us
had not seen before.  
I started my trip on Da Bus...Honolulu City Bus  to the
Community Center, and onto a comfortable tourist bus, with a
driver that gave us information about the areas as we road
thru which made the trip very interesting and informative.
After traveling thru Honolulu and on the freeway,
a turn off on the Old Pali Highway was a great
treat for the eyes...
such lush growth, and a narrow roadway...
First stop was the Pali Lookout...
the most beautiful scenic view...
very important place in Hawaii history, as a
famous battle between Hawaiians was fought for
the ownership of the land
These pictures are thumbnails...hit the picture to see a larger image
A person never gets
over the first time
they see the Koolau
Mountains...
they have to be one
of the wonders of
the world
Next stop was at a large nature
preserve...
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden
with an art show, and gardens...There is
no public transportation to this place, so
it was a first visit for many.
Past the Hygienic Store,
an island land mark
Chinaman's Hat is a favorite photo site.  There are
several other off shore islands in the background.
We stopped, stretched, snapped photos and got back
on the bus and went across the road to Kualoa Ranch
for a buffet lunch...
Ribs too good,
The Ranch offers horse back rides, OTR trips, and
more
We back tracked and
visited the Macadamia
Nut Farm Outlet...we
were served coffee,
sampled lotions and
had lots of gifts to
buy. There is a
machine that showed
how the nuts are
processed.
It was getting late and we had many miles to travel so we had to hale on, passing the Polynesian Cultural  Center,
past the Mormon Temple, did not stop in Haleiwa but showing a couple of stands, a church..
I did not get pictures of the ocean, as I was sitting on the opposite side of the bus.
The wind DOES blow at the lookout

DOLE PINEAPPLE
Next stop was at Dole Pineapple, where there is a display of pineapple plants
from many countries of the world, all sizes and shapes of plants...
TURTLE BAY
The following pictures were taken at another time, during the winter months when the surf is UP..
but can't post a trip around the island without showing some water!!!!
KAILUA BEACH
ORIGINAL IDEA
ORIGINAL DESIGN
one of a kind surfer necklaces
SEE THE REST AND ORDER FOR GIFTS,
OR BE THE FIRST IN YOUR SCHOOL TO
WEAR ONE

LINK HERE
WAIKIKI COMMUNITY CENTER
offers many classes, dine with the lunch bunch at
a different restaurant 2 times a month.
something for everyone...
a farmers market and a thrift store
View their website..WCC
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Stoma covers for the throat cancer patients are
available here
All pictures are thumbnails...hit the picture to see a larger image
of the best bus
systems in the
nation.  
You can get
almost any
place on Oahu
on The Bus at
a very fair
price
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