Beauty everywhere we went this weekend!
For our 2nd anniversary, we decided to spoil ourselves a little :) We started off the weekend by dropping the dog off in Hawaii Kai at the overnight pet “spa”. Yes, a spa for dogs. I still get a kick out of that. We then drove to the north shore, to our majestic destination, Turtle Bay Resort. We started off the fun with an amazing horseback riding tour of the resort grounds. We saw the world’s second oldest banyan tree, a bunker on the beach, went through parts of the jungle and along the coastline, all thanks to our awesome horses Feather and Cody.
We explored the resort and sunned ourselves on the beach before we decided to head over to Ola for dinner. Ola is a beach front restaurant on the resort, and we highly recommend you try it if you ever go to the North Shore. Our waiter, Dave from Ohio, (who looked exactly like Nick Lachey!), was sooo cool. We told him it was our anniversary, so he carried a table out to the beachfront so we could have a perfect view of the sunset, sand, and water. The food was equally as lovely. I had the absolute BEST grilled island fish with Okinawa sweet potato (which is purple!), and Brent had a melt-in-your-mouth steak and veggies. For dessert, … honestly the best creme brulee I’ve ever had, and mango cheesecake, …oh, and also some champagne :)
We ended the perfect day by sitting on a secluded park bench by the water and admired the starry night together. It is amazing how bright the stars are and how much the night sky comes alive when you are so far out here in the middle of the ocean.
On Sunday, we had a nice breakfast at Lei Lei’s by the golf courses, and then made our way to the driving range to whack a few balls.. (I think I whacked more grass/dirt than actual golf balls, but Brent is really good!)
On our way home we stopped at Turtle Beach where it is rumored that turtles are always seen on the beach and in shallow water, but we didn’t have much luck seeing any up close….we’ll try again another day!
The weekend came to a close with a yummy lunch at Kona Brewing Co., and we picked up the dog to head back to our cozy apartment in Waikiki.
And at present, my husband of two years is busy cooking a lovely Bolognese sauce for us to enjoy later. He is just the best.