My recent January birthday visit from Boston to Reykjavík, Iceland was fantastically different from my usual tropic locales. The stunning landscapes of snow and ice also brought back memories of an equally superb but sunny trip to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii in 2009. My cousin was getting married at Turtle Bay resort and I managed to find a decent place to stay down the road as Turtle Bay prices were a bit much lol. The hotel was torn down a few years ago. I liked that it was right next door to MacDonald’s, the hotel had free Wi-Fi in the lobby, they served a continental breakfast, the city bus stop was right in front with a private path to the beach. Perfect in every way.
I actually had booked a return to Oahu birthday vacation package in 2015, however my Dad wasn’t doing well and I ended up cancelling and celebrating last year’s birthday in Maryland with my Dad, aunts, cousins and my oldest daughter.
I’m already saving and looking forward to my 2020, 65th birthday spending seven glorious days on a Hawaiian cruise with a layover in California to visit one of my brothers. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy watching Hawaii Five-0 and reviewing my 2009 photos. 🙂