Yep, another hike, a popular hike too. Filled with tourists chugging up the path. It’s not a difficult hike, but it can be a hot one. There’s really not too much shade and if there’s no breeze, make sure you have that bottle of water handy. However, when you get to the top it’ll be worth it. You’ll be surrounded by blue water, a view of Wakiki, and of course, the view of the crater. It’s impressive that this was one of many volcanic craters that formed Hawaii. Neat. The hike itself though was monumental enough to make us hungry. Yes. Off to lunch!
We went to Tokatsu Ginza Bairin. Yeah, same as last year. I can’t pass up going to this place again you know. So how about this, I tried something different this time. And the rest of the group pitched in and ordered something other than the prized kurabuto katsu. Okay, maybe it was the $36 price tag and the fact that no one wanted food coma. Great. Besides the food that you can read on later, the place was the same. The menu was all that has changed. A few more special items. I’d like to think their experimenting given all the competition out there on tonkatsu. But don’t worry Ginza, you got a faithful customer. Just keep up that quality.
255 Beach Walk
Honolulu, HI 96815
Verdict: Yep, I’ll be back.
For the rest of the day, it was more sight-seeing around the eastern coast of Oahu. Something I never did before and something I’d recommend driving through at least once. Great scenery over on the windward side. Kinda reminds me of California’s PCH, but with the bluest blue waters. And if it’s a windy day, there are para-gliders swarming overhead, close to the mountain wall. Don’t worry, they’re experts!