Destination: Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki
Focus: Walking tour, Tourist area, Beach
Soundtrack for the walk: Whatever suits your fancy
Quote of the Day: We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures ~ Thornton Wilder
It’s business as usual in Waikiki today. You’d never know it was Thanksgiving from the looks of things.
Working a ten hour shift at a hotel full of international tourists who do not celebrate Thanksgiving is not what I’m thankful for today. This is the first time I’ve ever worked on this holiday and it’s bumming me out. Honestly just being in Hawaii feels wrong today.
In the spirit of not wallowing in self pity I shall take you on a walking tour of Kalakaua Avenue and Waikiki to highlight some of the loveliness I get to experience on a daily basis. Starting at my hotel which is at the far end close to the zoo and walking west, first up is what’s right across the street.
On most days I get frozen yogurt from YogurtLand (they say it’s fat free!) and sit on a bench facing the ocean for my lunch hour. It’s relaxing to watch the waves come in and see everyone playing around. Every time I sit out here with the sun shining down on my face I remember to be thankful that I’m not on vacation like everyone else. I get to stay.
Outside the market there’s a steel drum player and this guy: