I'd love to get back to Hawaii at some point. The only time I ever went was on my honeymoon to Morty back in 1972. We then had kids and life kind of got away from us, as it does. Plus, it was easier to take a vacation somewhere closer.
When we went for our Honeymoon, it was the most glorious six days and seven nights I had had up until that point. We were able to celebrate being a couple and it was wonderful. Once we had the kids, I often thought about that week we spent together, just us. It definitely saved my sanity at times! We did so much when were were there.
We went snorkeling, laid out on the beaches, ate lots of food, and went on some amazing hikes. My favorite was the Stairway to Heaven, also known as Haiku stairs.
This hike was shut down in 1987 to the public, just a little over a decade after we had been there, due to disrepair and being deemed "unsafe". It's a giant staircase! The views are beautiful, so it was sad to hear that it needed repair so badly, but that it was shut down. There are 3,922 stairs that lead up to the top-- a really good leg workout! Ha!
It was originally built in 1942 by the Navy for a top secret radio transmission facility. How it got turned into such a beautiful place to hike, I do not know.
I'm so happy to be able to look back on those memories with my late husband. It's wonderful to remember him when he was younger and we were so active together as a couple.
“There are 3,922 stairs that lead up to the top...”
Beautiful image of The Stairway to Heaven hike in Oahu, Hawaii.
It is actually illegal to climb The Stairway to Heaven hike, now.
When you have children, and you enjoy hiking, a hiking first aid kit is essential! The little ones are always falling or jumping on rocks and scraping their knees, so it's important to have disinfectant and band-aids en mass! Here is a list of my go-to first aid kit items.
There are three great trails here with amazing views of the ocean: the Razor Point Trail, the Guy Fleming Trail, and the Beach trail which allow access to the beach. All three trails are just a little over a mile, with the later trail being a bit steeper than the former two.
I live in sunny, Southern California. I can sail and be outside pretty much any time of the year I'd like to. It's amazing. Another passion of mine is hiking. It's hard not to get into hiking out here.