-if you noticed from the pictures, yes the beach is very
crowded and there are a lot of people in the water too. Anyway the last three
pictures were taken after we were all done and on the way back up that fun
steep road. the nice section 2 of the bay is located beyond where the waves
are breaking in the pictures above. You'll notice that is actually quite a
ways out from the shore. After we got back up to the entrance, Larry picked
us up around 2:20 pm and took us just outside the park. Another van took us
back the rest of the way to the Hawaiian Monarch. After showering, we met
at the Waikiki Gateway hotel at about 4:20 pm to go to a luau.
-Also booked by Andrew, we were going to Germaine's Luau, supposedly one
of the best on Oahu. We were picked up in a nice coach bus and accompanied
by an escort who went by "cousin Jaysin." This guy was pretty hilarious and
hyped up the luau quite well. We learned a bunch of new terms and heard some
(bad) jokes. The bus picked up about 50 people from various hotels in Waikiki
and proceeded west along H1 to Barbers Point. However when we got there, the
road was blocked by Honolulu county police. Apparently someone left a mysterious
tanker truck along the side of the road, and the police were afraid that
it was some kinda bomb or something. Not fun..... after twenty minutes of
waiting, the luau was called off and we were forced to go back toWaikiki.
Everybody was of course disappointed, especially after all the hyping up.
I mean damn i really wanted to dip my pipi into poi to make pupu! Blah...
worse thing was that we weren't even sure if we could book another night on
such short notice. Jaysin tried his best to keep us entertained, but yeah,
most were pissed off. We were all bitterly dropped off at the Waikiki Gateway
at 6:50 pm.
-We were so damn hungry, and i was especially so since i had nothing but
that sandwich and musubi in the morning. We decide on of all things Todai...
But before going there, Menzies realized he left his camera on the bus. Andrew
and him took off like jail escapees to catch the bus. Meanwhile, the rest
of us (minus Brian who didn't want Todai) went over to the restaurant of gluttony.
Menzies and Andrew recovered the camera and after a wait of about an hour
or so, we finally got our table. Then the gluttony began. some 5 plates and
nasty key lime pie later i was feeling as always feel after buffets... like
i'm about to explode. Shit i don't know why i do that to myself, but hell
i figure paying $28 you should get your money's worth. We stayed until the
restaurant was about to close, nearly until 10pm. We went back to the hotel
and called the day. GOTO JULY 10