Day 8 – Departure Day
With a heavy heart, we left on Saturday. Before leaving though we did a little stroll down to Waikiki Beach with our coffee. It was a pretty quiet morning in terms of the bustling activity we have seen here in December and August mornings.
We returned to finish packing and make our way to the airport. We decided to take a slight detour before going to the airport and did the drive up to Round Top to have another view of Diamond Head.
Our flight home was relatively short compared to our arrival flight. Our flight from Boston to Honolulu was a little under 12 hours, but the return flight was only nine and half hours. The only issue we had with Hawaiian Airlines was the coming home flight. We had to ask for them to dim the lights, like other airlines do on overnight flights. First class had their lights turned off, but not ours, just a dim, made it difficult to catch a snooze.
We arrived a little before a full sunrise and because the cabin was so bright, it was difficult to snap a good photo of the sunrise. I tried my best.
Our final thoughts on a quick week in Oahu. For a first timer, I would never suggest doing only a week, because let’s be real it was only 6 full days. A week worked for us but this was our 5th trip to Oahu and we already did all the must dos in previous trips that we wanted.
We didn’t like our rental and seriously thought about changing it on Sunday morning of our stay. It was a last minute decision to rent this place, but we had no yard use and the kids that lived above the apartment, were stompers. We stuck it out though because we do love the location.
April was a great time for a visit. We definitely saw a difference in tourist size, not as many and traffic on the tourist routes wasn’t bumper to bumper. We had exceptional weather and it was nice not to be in a constant state of sweat, as we usually are in the summer months.
Every trip to the islands gets harder to return, maybe because I can almost see retirement around the corner and am ready to live life like we do on retirement.
Till our next adventure…