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Day 6, Saturday 13th June

Our last day in Honolulu. :( We actually loved it here. We'd worried (or I had) that it would be too touristy and the city too busy - but we hadn't found that at all - it had been a most relaxing time. This morning we had the 93rd Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade. It left central Honolulu at 9:30am, but didn't reach Ala Moana Boulevard until about 11:00am - but we were waiting for it - in the heat! They had promised several bands and several floats, but there were fewer of each than they'd promised. However, it was interesting and colourful, even if a little disappointing.

King Kamehameha ParadeKing Kamehameha ParadeKing Kamehameha Parade

       We finished off the last of our food in the fridge for our lunch and then we decided to do the Tantalus Road. This was a winding road, up around the back of the city in tropical rainforest. It had pull-outs all along it, with beautiful views across Honolulu, which culminated in the amazing view from Pu'u Ualaka'a State Wayside Park. It was so quiet up there!

Tantalus road, HonoluluHonolulu from Pu'u Ualaka'a Wayside Park Honolulu from Pu'u Ualaka'a Wayside Park
Honolulu from Pu'u Ualaka'a Wayside ParkHonolulu from Pu'u Ualaka'a Wayside Park

       Then we went to the mall! Firstly, we made a bee-line for the food court - for something sweet! I actually wanted a Dole whip, but the boys wanted Haagen Dasz. We ended up with Rocky Road Dazzlers, which none of us could half finish! A stroll around the shops and then we stopped to watch the Youth Choir of the First Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, Texas, who were excellent.

Rocky Road Dazzler!King Kamehameha Parade

       For supper, we decided to get pizza from the Harbor Pub below the Pink Plumeria and eat it on Waikiki beach. Apart from that the pizza took forever to make, this was delightful. We watched the changing sky as the sun set and sat on the beach by the tiki torches, listening to the music coming from the Hilton. We would miss Honolulu.

Sunset over the harborpizza on Waikiki BeachSunset Waikiki
Waikiki BeachWaikiki BeachWaikiki Beach

       We finished packing. Miss Honolulu I might - but I really needed to wash some clothes.

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