Oahu Day Trip

My work flew me to Honolulu for my annual physical needed as part of the requirements for my job.  Since I got done early, I tried to make most of the day before flying back to Kona.

Honolulu, HI
Honolulu, HI

After I got done with my physical and was given the clear to leave the doctor’s office, I drove over to hike up Koko Head.  Koko Head is the name of a volcanic tuff cone on the windward side of Oahu.  It’s a relatively short hike but it is quite challenging.  It is a steep hike that only gets steeper the higher you climb.  It’s a fun hike and a great work-out.  I make it a point to climb Koko Head whenever I am on Oahu.  I have never not made it to the top but I hadn’t climbed up in a while and I felt the rustiness in my legs.  I definitely felt less fit than the last time I did that hike.

H-1 Freeway Eastbound

On the way up
On the way up
View from about two thirds of the way up
View from about two thirds of the way up
View from the top
View from the top

On the way down
On the way down

For lunch, I met up with Ken, a friend and unofficial co-worker on Oahu.  We met up at a Japanese noodle house on Oahu called Goma Tei.  It was good to see him and catch up.  The food was good as always.

Hawaii Kai

Chicken Tan Tan Ramen

Though I was in no real hurry, time was limited because I had make my way to the airport after lunch to catch my flight back to Kona.  I go to Oahu relatively frequently so I’ll be back again soon enough.

Honolulu International
Honolulu International

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