A trip to Oahu and back

I just got back from a quick trip to Oahu. It had to do with my ongoing immigration process and I didn’t have nearly as much time there as I had wanted. But a little exploring is better than none, for sure.

During my 32 hours on the island I got to meet some amazing friends, see some fantastic places, walk about 13mi, eat great food and drink awesome coffee and it all looked a bit like this:

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Waiting for the flight to Honolulu. Prepared with the necessities of course.

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Susie, blogging at Longrunergy, and her sweet Winnie came and picked me up at the airport and took me to Lanikai and up the Pillbox for a little hike. Stunning views, and great company!

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Ahhhh… The beauty.

 

Oahu Peace Cafe

Susie took me to the all vegan place Peace Cafe where we had some VERY nice sandwiches. YUM! Definitely a great spot to go for vegan, gluten free and even soy free options. Loved meeting you Susie, you totally made my day. Thank you!

After the lunch at Peace Cafe I got dropped off at the hostel I had booked for the night, and let me tell you – there is a reason for me not having a single photo from that place AND that reason was probably why I kept walking around the city instead of hanging out. All good, I really just needed at bed for the night.

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After a long walk I stopped into Ruffage Natural Foods – a great little store with great people and very nice fresh food (a lot of vegan choices)!

 

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Celebrated having my appointment done with some Nuun…

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..and a walk downtown to meet up with Heather (blogging at A day In Our Hawaii Life).

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Oahu Fresh

Heather suggested we could meet at Fresh Cafe downtown and that was just.. So awesome! I enjoyed every single bite of the food, and more so; I loved the company!

Since I had only had a shot of espresso on my way to the immigration appointment I was dying for some coffee and Heather took me to the best coffee I had all weekend, at Morning Glass. YUM!

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 Heather and I said goodbye and I walked (through Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx.. Ehm, cannot believe I have NEVER been to any of those stores) to Ala Moana Center to meet up with Jo-Anna, blogging at My Endless Summer. It was so nice to meet yet another amazing runner that I’ve gotten to know online the last few years!

I was about to run out of time and I decided to make a run back to Nordstrom Rack on the way to the airport to pick up a dress that I was drooling over. Because.. I “needed” it! So pretty. So stressful. But so worth it! Hurray!

That was it. I kind of wish I would’ve taken more photos, but I guess I was just busy enjoying everything instead. So so nice with a break from the Big Island and Hilo, although I admit getting back to a clean home and a loving husband and cuddly cat wasn’t bad either.. :)