Hawaii, Mommy & I60 pounds lost out of 250 pounds, feeling fatigued and face color darkened by radiation therapy is what my beautiful sweet mom dealt with in an attempt to treat evil cancer. After radiation therapy was over mommy said she wanted to visit Hawaii so I made it happen. Dad was afraid to fly so we left his butt home.

We flew from New York to Atlanta to Honolulu (14 long hours in the air). We checked into the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa and immediately freshened up and took a 3-hour much-needed nap. After we awoke from our mini coma we only had enough to energy to make dinner reservations for Hyatt’s Ciao Mein which was an Italian Chinese fusion restaurant located on the property. I ordered a creamy alfredo fettuccini, honey-laden walnuts with plump succulent shrimp that made me want to slap my momma but I opted to live another day.

Our days were filled with relaxing on the beach tours galore such as Pearl Harbor, which was the only place an attack had taken place on American soil prior to 9/11. Polynesian Cultural Center is where you’ll learn about the history of the people that live in Hawaii and other Pacific islands. Dole Plantation started as a simple fruit stand back in the 50s but has grown to be one of the largest pineapple producers in the country. Oahu Catamaran Cruise and a Sunset Dinner Cruise. Our absolute favorite activity was the sensational Paradise Cove which is a seaside luau at Ko Olina Resort with Hawaiian fare & drinks, plus a show with hula & fire dancers.

Mommy and I fell in love with the heavenly beauty of Hawaii and said we would return to do a 7-day Hawaiian cruise.  If you love good weather, glorious views, stunning blue waters, traditional hula-dancing and superb cuisine, come to Hawaii to experience the true Polynesian culture. Hawaii is a destination dreamt by most of the people and I am truly grateful I shared this experience with my mommy.

What do you like about Hawaii?

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