the beach at Kualoa Park

Driving north from Kailua on our way to the Polynesian Cultural Center, we stopped at Kualoa Regional Park.  This view is along the beach looking eastward.


Ann's daughter Laurel, Alison, and John get a ukelele lesson at the Polynesian Cultural Center.  The PCC features exhibits from the various Pacific island cultures, and is run by the Mormon Church as a fundraiser for Brigham Young University on Oahu.

Laurel, Ann, and Alison playing in the ocean

Laurel, Ann, and Alison play in the warm, clear, and placid waters off the beach at Lanikai, just south of Kailua.  The Mokulua Islands - bird sanctuaries - are seen in the distance.

Laurel, Alison, and John on the beach

Laurel, Alison, and John mug on the beach at Lanikai.  Hawaii has a policy of preserving public access to its beaches ... even in posh neighborhoods such as Lanikai, where homes are priced in the millions.  Residents will try to snow the unwary with "Private" signs, however ... or even "borrowing" "No Parking - Construction Zone" signs from actual construction zones.