The second day of our honeymoon we woke up really early, like 6:45am! We were still getting adjusted to the time change! The hotel had one restaurant that served breakfast and it was packed. This is totally just an observation, but there were a ton of Japanese people in Honolulu! I understand why, there is such a history with Japan. But they were always lined up for breakfast and the line literally wrapped around the hotel! We didn't want to wait to get our honeymoon started so we hunted down the coffee shop in the hotel and had breakfast there. :) It kind of became a tradition in Oahu :)
Honeymoon pictures always crack me up because there are just two people on the trip so you hardly ever see pictures of both people in the pictures, haha! We have quite a few pictures of us individually! After breakfast we headed down a few blocks to the Honolulu Zoo. It was small, but so much fun.
One of the first things we saw was this colorful tree. It looked like someone had painted it! This picture really doesn't do it justice, but it was so unique!
We have about a million pictures of your typical zoo animals, but I just love this one. This elephant was such a ham! She kept putting on a show and she is just smiling away in this picture. :)
The plants in Hawaii are out of this world. The colors are so brilliant and bright. David and I really want to blow up some of these onto canvas and hang them in our house!
We spent about 2 hours walking around the zoo and by this time is was only around 10 am! We took a little break to share a cherry icee and regroup. We had so much fun spending time just the two of us as newlyweds. :)
Once we left the zoo we walked a little farther down to the Waikiki Aquarium. It was really cool and it was very educational and a place I think schools probably take field trips to, but it didn't have big enough fish for us. :) (And maybe the fact that we had walked so much already had something to do with it...?!) They had one shark...ONE! They had a few stingrays and this very cute little fella!
He was putting on a show doing handstands and standing straight up in the water. He was too funny! We headed back down to our side of the island and just couldn't believe we were experiencing this beautiful place. The sky was completely clear and the water was so translucent. It was really just breathtaking! I honestly have no idea what people do for work around there. There were constantly people laying out in the parks, kids were skateboarding down the street, and surfers in the water at all times. When do these people work??!
We ate lunch at little dive down the street from our hotel called Cheeseburger in Paradise. We halved a hamburger and spicy fries. Our hamburger had PINEAPPLE on it! It was so delicious! I am so glad I've grown out of my "picky" stage because I would have missed out on some great food.
Once we finished up lunch, we went back to the hotel, loaded up on sunscreen and headed out to the beach! We hung out (or rather, David slept and I people watched...) for a few hours and got some nice rays before we went to dinner that night. Dinner was at a place called Gordon's Biersch. It is a restaurant based on german dining and David was so excited about eating there because he works at BMW and speaks pretty good german! The time change was getting to us again at this point so we were pretty tired at dinner. We sat outside near a pier and there was a pretty little yacht floating right where we were eating. The sky was clear and the stars and moon were beautiful--just like everything else in Hawaii! We always tried to take a picture of ourselves before/after dinner each night and this happens to be the night we went to Gordon's Biersch.
I am having so much fun going back through my honeymoon pictures and posting about our days on my blog. :) It really helps me remember how much fun we had and David and I just can't wait to go back. We loved it so much we even said we would be willing to live there. (Although, we'd love to live on Maui...but we'll get to those posts eventually ;) ) We had a blast on our second day of honeymooning!