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bestbotanicals
February 23rd, 2005, 10:12 AM
O.K., I'm not sure if I'll fit in here :) but I'm hoping to get some help from you all.

I was looking for a former Naval friend who is Hawaiian, and came accross this site!

I served in the Navy on Oahu form 1984 - 1986. I met and married my husband there!

We are coming back this year to celebrate our 20th anniversay - and I can't remember a whole lot about specific places on the Island.

I'm thinking we want to go to the north shore. We would like to be ON a beach that has mileage for my husband to run (former marine) and me to walk. (and away from the crowds, of course)

Any suggestions???

Thanking you in advance...and counting the days until we go back to paradise!

Danita

1stwahine
February 23rd, 2005, 11:55 AM
Aloha and Welcome to Hawai'i Threads.

pzarquon
February 23rd, 2005, 12:46 PM
I'm thinking we want to go to the north shore. We would like to be ON a beach that has mileage for my husband to run (former marine) and me to walk. (and away from the crowds, of course) Any suggestions??? Aloha e Danita! Welcome to HawaiiThreads.com. And good for you in returning to the place where your love first bloomed!

Oahu has no shortage of white sand beaches, so you can just pick one you like and find a nearby hotel. Obviously, to stay away from crowds, you'll want to stay away from much of the southeastern shores. I think the North Shore would work, and the Turtle Bay is a nice spot to get away. If you look a little harder, you could probably even find a more intimate B&B or cottage rental on the Windward Side, in which case Kailua Beach, Lanikai, and the beaches in that area are quite pleasant.

Will you have access to military facilities and accommodations? That might make a big difference. True, the Hale Koa is smack dab in the middle of Waikiki, but there'd be no shortage of activities and it's tough to beat the price.

U'ilani
February 23rd, 2005, 02:33 PM
Aloha Danita:

One of the most beautiful beaches on O'ahu would be Malaekahana Beach. You'll have all the mileage you need for walking/running. I remember going there as a kid and wading out to Goat Island--but the currents can be strong and I don't recommend it.

And of course Lanikai Beach is another gorgeous, white-sand beach. It's great for walking and swimming. When I was there last summer, Portuguese man-of-war had washed up on the beach; so you'll want to beware of that.

kimo55
February 23rd, 2005, 03:46 PM
It's great for walking and swimming. When I was there last summer, Portuguese man-of-war had washed up on the beach; so you'll want to beware of that.


yea. Poddagee mano war too many. erry time, errybody get stung. warning signs all ovah. errybody stay away. steh waikiki side.

k den.

bestbotanicals
February 24th, 2005, 03:23 AM
O.K. So if you had to pick one beach that has a cute little town nearby (walking distance) preferably...which one would it be?

Danita

kimo55
February 24th, 2005, 06:37 AM
O.K. So if you had to pick one beach that has a cute little town nearby (walking distance) preferably...which one would it be?

Danita


ala moana beach.

x da street cute lil ala moana town.

Miulang
February 24th, 2005, 06:50 AM
Hi Danita:
Since you haven't been back to Hawai'i in such a long time, please be prepared to be amazed (and probably a little upset) by all the changes that have taken place since you were stationed in Honolulu.

Honolulu has grown up lots in the last 20 years...it's getting more and more like LA, with the congestion on the freeways, all the new buildings, many more people. :(

Like Tom Wolfe wrote, "You can never go home again."

Miulang

U'ilani
February 24th, 2005, 08:10 AM
O.K. So if you had to pick one beach that has a cute little town nearby (walking distance) preferably...which one would it be? Lanikai Beach or Kailua Beach


ala moana beach.

x da street cute lil ala moana town. :D

1stwahine
February 24th, 2005, 08:11 AM
ala moana beach.

x da street cute lil ala moana town.

hehhehehehehehehe Sorry, people, I had to laugh at dis one!

Danita, he's only joking. Ala Moana is a shopping Center Complex across Ala Moana Beach. Ward, Ward II and a new movie complex also is near that beach so the area is per se' a lil town I guess. Apartments and Condo's in between. ;)

kimo55
February 24th, 2005, 08:12 AM
Lanikai Beach or Kailua Beach

:Dnonononono.
stay away too many stinging jellyfish overbuilt too many people too much traffic you won't like it.
You will be releived to be back in cute lil ala moana town...

Ala Moana..... Ward, Ward II and a new movie complex also is near that beach so the area is per se' a lil town I guess. Apartments and Condo's in between. ;)
hey. I have seen too much of the city of lost angels.
and how it is never ending. from pch to pomona.
from burbank to san pedro.

no. Ala Moana IS a cute lil town.

(and it has a cute lil beach. perfect for jogging.)

1stwahine
February 24th, 2005, 08:17 AM
nonononono.
stay away too many stinging jellyfish overbuilt too many people too much traffic you won't like it.
You will be releived to be back in cute lil ala moana town...

Danita, I'm the sane one here. Listen to Auntie Lynn. Don't mind Kimo. Truth is we're both a bit TONED DOWN, you should see when we're not! Ready Kimo? nah, we better not. I got to post, today I hit 400! Pretty soon.....then FIRE CRACKERS! :confused:

Miulang
February 24th, 2005, 08:35 AM
hey. I have seen too much of the city of lost angels.
and how it is never ending. from pch to pomona.
from burbank to san pedro.


no. Ala Moana IS a cute lil town.

(and it has a cute lil beach. perfect for jogging.)
Heehee. You must be related to Emmett Watson, a late, lamented columnist for the Seattle Times who used to thrill people who have lived in Seattle for a long time with his columns about Tiger, his dog, and how he wished those Californians would just visit but not move up here to Skidaddle.

He formed a little mythical group called KBO ("Keep the B------- Out") that would try to steer newcomers away from the places that the locals held sacred.

Sorry Kimo, now that the "Hawai'i Revealed" books are out, it's gonna be hard to keep those local spots a secret. :(

Miulang

BTW: There's nothing wrong with little Ala Moana. It's got everything you need...WM, Daiei, movie theaters, the beach across the street, Ward Centre, the beeeeg shopping mall...

1stwahine
February 24th, 2005, 08:41 AM
Danita, Tita Miulang is telling it like it is. Once again, PLEZ don't take KIMO seriously! (3 more to go)

bestbotanicals
February 24th, 2005, 11:00 AM
Ok....you guys are killing me -- bad advice, great accents - wish I were there!

I was thinking , "hmmmm, I remember Ala Moana...now where is that?". (won't be staying there!!!) (loved that shopping center!)

I'm not looking forward to seeing the changes. I found out that our favorite hotel "Waikiki Inn" is gone - can't believe it! It was a quant "villiage" type hotel, tucked away in downtown Waikiki.

I will check out Lanikai and Kailua beaches! Tks!

Danita

kimo55
February 24th, 2005, 11:30 AM
I found out that our favorite hotel "Waikiki Inn" is gone - can't believe it! It was a quant "villiage" type hotel, tucked away in downtown Waikiki.
Danita



believe it. Hawaii government does away with anything instilling a sense of place. leveling all older smaller lowlevel properties in order to erect a 35 story tower.

Still others almost as quaint exist:
Hawaiiana hotel, and others on beachwalk. also cruise saratoga, lewers... "old waikiki" soon to be ma-ke, die dead. enjoy what we got while ya can.


wait.. you don't mean the Waikikian, by any chance, eh?

bestbotanicals
February 24th, 2005, 11:49 AM
Yes, the Waikikian (sp?)! Do you remember it?

My husband and I "courted" there! :p I felt like it was paradise admist the chaos in Waikiki!

D.

1stwahine
February 24th, 2005, 11:52 AM
wait.. you don't mean the Waikikian, by any chance, eh?

Of course..wea the Tahitian Lanai served the best Egg Benedicts with Hollandaise Sauce! Ahhhh wuz so romantic....nothing like yester-years! :D

kimo55
February 24th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Yes, the Waikikian (sp?)! Do you remember it?

D.


sure do. was a fave place of da ohana. Ronny Miyashiro, a long time family friend played there alla time papeete bar. Tahitian lanai
scored a few "tiki" decor pieces before they closed down from da auction.
now, looking for pics and/or video shot at da place.

bestbotanicals
February 24th, 2005, 01:48 PM
I thought we were the only people in the WORLD who knew about the Waikikian! Sniffles.

We loved the prime rib.

OK - here's a question about a local entertainer. Don't laugh at me - I can't spell his name - don't even know if I have it right --

There was a guy (very cute!) who did a vantriliquist act with a dummy.....in one of the lounges downtown...

(missing the first part of his name)"..........and moku kahna" (no laughing at my Hawaiian spelling (or English for that matter).

I have a signed picture of him somewhere!!!!! We were hoping to see him perform when we come back (or did the government replace HIM???!!)

fond regards,

danita

Glen Miyashiro
February 24th, 2005, 01:53 PM
There was a guy (very cute!) who did a vantriliquist act with a dummy.....in one of the lounges downtown...

(missing the first part of his name)"..........and moku kahna" (no laughing at my Hawaiian spelling (or English for that matter).

I have a signed picture of him somewhere!!!!! We were hoping to see him perform when we come back (or did the government replace HIM???!!)Freddie Morris and his dummy, Moku Kahana. Last I heard, several years ago, he was ill and the entertainment community was doing a fundraiser for him.

Edit: Found more info. Sorry, he died in 1998. Here's an obituary:

Freddie J. Morris Jr., 38, of Kailua, a ventriloquist, comedian and singer, will be remembered in memorial services 4 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Friends are also welcome to the "Farewell to Freddie Gala" scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Banana Patch Lounge in the Miramar Hotel. No cover charge. Local entertainers include emcee Paul Ogata, Don Ho, Bo Irvine and Danny Couch. Morris died Monday Sep 7, 1998 in Castle Hospital. Born in Saragossa, Spain, he is survived by brothers Robert, Vincent and Barry; sisters Joy and Denise Dennis; grandmother Mona; and daughter Jennifer Dominguez.

kimo55
February 24th, 2005, 01:59 PM
There was a guy (very cute!) who did a vantriliquist act with a dummy.....in one of the lounges downtown...
danita


Nooo!
the cute guy was Lingle, the dummy was Harris.

1stwahine
February 24th, 2005, 02:25 PM
Nooo!
the cute guy was Lingle, the dummy was Harris.

Lingle is a Woman silly! Uhhhh....the dummy is H..neva mind!

bestbotanicals
February 24th, 2005, 02:26 PM
Thanks sooo much for finding out and posting that info on Freddie. How terribly sad! He was such a young man.

Danita

1stwahine
February 24th, 2005, 02:41 PM
Danita, do you live near Ft. Carson? My son was stationed there.

bestbotanicals
February 24th, 2005, 08:25 PM
We live about an hour and a half away from Ft. Carson. Have you been to Colorado?

D.

1stwahine
February 24th, 2005, 08:44 PM
We live about an hour and a half away from Ft. Carson. Have you been to Colorado?

D.

No, unfortunately...the WAR started an he had to go to Iraq for his tour of duty with his regement. When he got back, he came home returned to Colorado then returned here to Hawai'i and deployed again to Afganistan. WHeeew! I wish I had visited. I made friends with the Family Readiness Group of Ft. Carson, we went through alot together!

bestbotanicals
February 25th, 2005, 09:58 AM
Oh, I'm so sorry that your son is in Afganastan! God bless our troops!

What about Punaluu...is that a decent beach? We found a cottage there. I am so afraid to committ - afraid I will do it then find something better. Ha.

I wish there was a central website to book all these rentals - that I could put my wish list in -- and everything on the island available whould show up. Ha.

Thanks for all your help! Counting the days.....

danita

Kingtut
April 30th, 2005, 07:15 PM
My wife and I stayed in the Waikiki Inn (tucked in between the Illikai and Hilton Hawaiian Village) when I was on R&R (from Vietnam) in 1968. It was there that I met my 3 month old daughter for the first time.

It was a quaint two-story hotel, very Hawaiin in character and an excellent place to savor the true nature of the island. I am sorry to hear that it has given way to another high rise. But . . . money rules, eh? Too bad.

We'll come back some day . . . to a quieter setting on the quiet side of the island.

Kingtut

1stwahine
April 30th, 2005, 07:48 PM
My wife and I stayed in the Waikiki Inn (tucked in between the Illikai and Hilton Hawaiian Village) when I was on R&R (from Vietnam) in 1968. It was there that I met my 3 month old daughter for the first time.

It was a quaint two-story hotel, very Hawaiin in character and an excellent place to savor the true nature of the island. I am sorry to hear that it has given way to another high rise. But . . . money rules, eh? Too bad.

We'll come back some day . . . to a quieter setting on the quiet side of the island.

Kingtut

Thank you for sharing. As I read your post, I had chicken skin. Thank you for serving our country. Your daughter is about my children's age. Their all soldiers. I hope you and your wife return someday soon and enjoy that special moment you had years ago, upon your return from Vietnam. Unfortunately, you are correct...it'll probably be not in Waikiki. It's a jungle there. (eh, sound like one song)


Aloha,
1stwahine,auntie pupule

kimo55
May 1st, 2005, 10:24 AM
My wife and I stayed in the Waikiki Inn (tucked in between the Illikai and Hilton Hawaiian Village)



that would be
"the Waikikian"