North Shore staycation

November 5th, 2012
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Every summer for the past four years, my family has been taking a staycation on the North Shore of Oahu. It's not something we'd set out to do on purpose, but only because it takes a great deal of effort for a family with a young child to pack and prepare for a weekend away - not to mention scheduling a pet sitter and such.

We do it because that's what our jujitsu club has traditionally done for decades. I like to joke my version of roughing it is three stars, even though in high school I loved the hiking club and its weekend camps.

In addition to getting to know the club members and sister-club members better, it's always a nice reminder of how much Oahu has to offer. Here are some snaps:

The beauty of Malaekahana

The beauty of Malaekahana

North Shore Soap Factory at Waialua Sugar Mill

North Shore Soap Factory at Waialua Sugar Mill

Eating at one of the many shrimp shacks

Eating at one of the many shrimp shacks

Eating at Croching Lion Inn for the first time im 30 years!

I ate at Croching Lion Inn for the first time in 30 years!

Attending a jujitsu wedding for one of the sensei

Attending a jujitsu wedding for one of the sensei

Olivia caught a chick at camp

Olivia caught a chick at camp

What does your staycation look like?

4 Responses to “North Shore staycation”

  1. lowtone123:

    We choose staycations with the high airfares and with three kids even a staycation is an arduous endevour. We have stayed in Waikiki to coincide with the Okinawan Festival or once we stayed in Waikiki with the highlight being the Honolulu Festival parade and fireworks show. Unfortunately, this was the year of the Japan earthquake and the fireworks was cancelled but the parade was on and as always the kids love going to the zoo. We also stay at the Turtle Bay Resort and stroll through Haleiwa and the North Shore.


  2. galekaminari:

    Did you take the chick home? I keep dreaming about having a guard chicken. There is one down the street, but I do not know if it is someone else's guard chicken. I am sure that my in-laws on Kauai, which is overrun with feral chickens will think me off my rocker if I get a chicken. But, in case of emergency, it sure is nice to have eggs!


  3. Diane Ako:

    galekaminari, I did NOT take it home! LOL! I knew a neighbor with a guard chicken, it was cute, and I would love to have a hen coop, but my husband would NOT like that. More work and already too many pets!


  4. Diane Ako:

    galekaminari, I did NOT take it home! LOL! I knew a neighbor with a guard chicken, it was cute, and I would love to have a hen coop, but my husband would NOT like that. More work and already too many pets!


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