After spending some time on Maui island, my mom and I took a short flight over to Oahu and spent the remainder of our Hawaii trip in the capital, Honolulu. While in Honolulu, we made sure to see all the touristy downtown sites like the old palace, the state capital building, and all the famous statues of former Hawaiian royalty. Then we made sure to take a quick soak at the most famous (and crowded) Waikiki Beach.

Read about our other Hawaii adventures here:
MAUI • southern shore beachingroad to hana, part 1road to hana, part 2ohe’o gulch’s papaw trailparadise in a florohe’o gulch’s lower poolsother road to hanavolcano sunrisevolcano crater hikingpaia’s market for fishbig beachsurfing goatsali’i kula lavender • tropical eats

A Oahu-style photo adventure:

This past weekend was Bay to Breakers! Interestingly enough, this race is “an annual footrace operated by Wasserman Events and has run continuously for over 100 years as a staple to the City by the Bay. With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. A quintessential San Francisco experience since 1912, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay.”

It’s so unqiue that this crazy race has been going on for more than 100 years! I have no idea if the runners and celebrators back then were as crazy back then but if you joined in this past Sunday, you sure get a sense of San Francisco at its very finest when it comes to creativity and openness. I mean, who doesn’t like wearing crazy costumes and prancing around all of San Francisco for an entire day. Besides, the cops appeared to be way more lenient this year, which led to more fun!

A bay-to-breakers photo adventure: