People in Hawaii were so nice! Working on the island meant I did not have a car but coworkers would often give me a ride home after working. There was one coworker that would even pick me up everytime we worked the same shift. It was such a bonus to not have to leave for work as early on those days. He also had a boat that he would take out around the island. A few coworkers got together one day for a little sightseeing on the water.
He took the boat out from Hawaii Kai to around Hanauma Bay. When we were turning around to do some tubing, someone spotted a whale! It was a great site to see and we followed it for a little ways before heading to a spot to let people go tubing.
The waves and the sun exhausted us but I had plans and needed to get off the ocean and into a dress.
The fun group of guys from the Navy that I met on Thanksgiving Day were going to a Navy Ball and one of the guys asked me to go with him! That is a huge perk of traveling, meeting new people and experiencing new activites that I never would have had the chance to experience.
One of my best friends on the island, Mary, had went on the boat and then we went to her house so I could get ready there. The final product is posted below :)
The navy ball was a lot of fun but we left a little early to go out in Waikiki. We ended up singing karaoke at one of those places where your group is in a room by themselves. That makes it less awkard for me to sing. The guys stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian, which was right by my place, so the next day I got to see what the view from a room was like!
You can see the lagoon that I hang out at from an entirely different angle.
Next up...one of my friends was coming for a visit and a return trip to Maui for me.