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Old 01-23-2013, 05:41 PM   #16
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This is where they do weddings. Can you imagine getting married here? It is a cute little building.






















TBR has a lot of their own beach for guests to walk along. It is a secluded resort. We walked along this beach a lot during the trip and rarely saw anyone else.















These are the beach villas. THOSE would be nice to stay in!!






After our walk we went back up to the room and made our yummy drinks! I had a Sobe pina colada with malibu and DH had cranberry juice with vodka. We opened the door again and watched the waves crash up against the shore. Another awesome night!
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How fun to rent the mopeds! Love it! Isn't that shrimp wonderful? Nice beach walk - thanks for sharing the pics! You two make a cute couple.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:05 PM   #18
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How fun to rent the mopeds! Love it! Isn't that shrimp wonderful? Nice beach walk - thanks for sharing the pics! You two make a cute couple.
Thank you! The shrimp was awesome. I am craving it right now actually! Renting the mopeds is something I would totally do again. I noticed a LOT of people riding mopeds all around Oahu. It beats having a car payment and goes a lot further for gas milage!
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #19
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I found the Scenic Hawaii 1000 videos and just wanted to share the Oahu video with you all! It is so awesome!

Oahu Aerial Tour
--Minute 4:15 is the Turtle Bay Resort.

I also got all the video together of our moped ride in to one. Just in case you want to watch it.

Moped videos


Now I am going to start Day 3 of our TR!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:08 PM   #20
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September 18, 2012 I woke up at 5am again Hawaii time. I poured myself some pineapple juice and watched the waves crash on the shore as the sun rose. I wrote on my phone updates of the last two days and DH of course, slept! I thought a lot about my dog and how much I missed her. She would love laying on the patio watching the waves with me!

When DH woke up we went to the little cafe by the lobby for some EXPENSIVE muffins and OJ. I think our total for breakfast was like $18 or something like that. Haha gotta love Hawaii! After we finished eating we decided to check out one of the trails that TBR offers. The trail we chose was called the West/Green Trail and it's a mix of beach and forest and takes you to a real WWII bunker. I think it's the trail they take you when you do the horseback riding tour. Here are some pics of our hike.



It was funny to us to see forest type foliage right on the beach.


The stables of Turtle Bay.








Took a look back at the Resort.


Love it!











Now this just plain does not look like it belongs in Hawaii.




Another look back at TBR. We found later that the trail we took went a LOT further and we could have had the chance to see turtles! Next time I guess!


DH loves pictures of foot prints in the sand so he snapped this one.






Another crap, I am ok with the big ones, but the baby ones look like spiders and CREEEP me outt!!!


The horseback riding tour.


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Old 01-31-2013, 12:54 PM   #21
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And finally, we made it to the WWII bunker! Unfortunately some dude set up a tent to fish right there so we didn't really get to hang out that much around it or take good pics of it. Again, next time!


Saw this on the way back, a heart made out of drift wood. I wonder if it was used for a proposal or something?






Soon we were back at the stables.






Once we got back to the hotel, it was around 11am and we were feeling adventurous. We decided we wanted to go see this famous town we heard so much about, Haleiwa (Holly-Way), to check out what a small town in Hawaii looks like. We had heard that the bus system in Oahu was great so we found out what time the bus would be at TBR by and went to the bus stop.

Just waiting in the parking lot.






Soon the bus came and it was about a 20 minute ride I believe. Once we got there we got off at the first stop we saw because we didn't know if it would pass Haleiwa, so we had to walk a little ways before we actually got to Haleiwa.







We weren't really sure of where to go while we were there so we were kinda lost. We just walked down the street and stopped in a swimsuit store, then went into a grocery store. After that we decided we were hungry for some lunch so we walked down the street and tried to decide what to have. Only after we went to Hawaii did I see a show about Haleiwa and it's famous restaurants! We opted for Mexican food at a place called Luibueno's, which is not famous but we both still thought it was very good.


Once we sat down I was in the mood for an alcoholic beverage. I decided to go with a Mango Margarita, and DH had a pineapple something... I don't remember. Mine was delicious, but DH didn't like his as much.


For food I got the pollo asada tacos (chicken) and they were very good! Since they were so good, I found a picture of them on the Luibueno's website since I failed to snap a picture. Is this cheating?


DH ordered the Baja style carne asada burrito. He really enjoyed his food as well.


Once we paid the bill we went back onto the street and headed over to a souvenir stand. I bought a package of sea shells and I'll show you what I did with them and a few other souvenirs at the end of this TR.






I'll stop there for now. I hope you are all enjoying my TR! It is so fun for me to relive the memory.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #22
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We were pretty much done walking around so we headed over to the bus stop to go back to TBR. On the ride back two boys with long blond hair and without shoes got on the bus, reminding us we were definitely in Hawaii and they probably did a lot of surfing. Once back to the resort we got off at the early stop on purpose so we could just walk back and enjoy the scenery of Turtle Bay!









Snail!


The adventure center! I still have their number in my contacts. I'll never get rid of it!




I need to grow this plant. Badly. It's so pretty!




The lobby.






Before going back to our room we decided to go up to the top floor and see out of the windows next to the elevator. What a view!




We caught up on some rest and watched some more Scenic Hawaii 1000. The aerial view of the Big Island of Hawaii was another one of my favorites! At some point that day I made reservations for 6pm that night at Ola, one of the nicer restaraunts at TBR. DH wasn't with me so I told them it was our honeymoon so maybe we'd get a free piece of cake or something. After such a long day of hiking and walking we were ready to get our grub on! Soon it was time to head down for our reservations. Our hostess was pretty odd. He sat us at a table inside (well not "inside" but under a roof, the walls are open) even though I put a request for an outdoor table by the beach. It was wednesday and the place was pretty empty. We told him we would rather sit outside and he said "Oh I can't do that..." and walked away. Our server eventually came and I guess he saw the request written down somewhere because he moved us to an outdoor table and apologized. It was confusing. Our server kept saying it was our anniversary dinner, and we decided not to correct him and just laughed at the fact that our requests and stuff were messed up!

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:15 PM   #23
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This was our view.


For drinks, DH got a pineapple juice and I got a banana smoothie.


Soon they lit the tiki lights that I loved sooo much.


For dinner, DH got the New York steak which came with a side of potatoes and veggies. He loved the steak and potatoes but I ate his veggies for him. DH snapped both pictures of the food.


I got the Kalua Pork & goat cheese nachos. I imagined them to be like any other serving of nachos, but they were six big chips with the pork and cheese on top. It was an appetizer. I didn't like them as much as DH did.


After dinner our server came out with a piece of kona coffee cheese cake for us to share for our "anniversary." DH didn't know what Kona meant at the time and I decided not to tell him, because if he knew it was coffee he would immediately not like it. He LOVED this cheese cake though. After the fact I told him it was coffee and he was pretty surprised. He is like a child sometimes. No picture. It was devoured before I could even think of it.

We would definitely eat here again. I will just make sure I get an entree instead of an appetizer next time!

After dinner we went for a little walk around to catch the sunset once again. The sunset is a must see in Hawaii. It is kinda funny because all over the resort (and when we were in Waikiki as well) that is the time when everyone's camera comes out to take all the pictures.







It was such a nice ending to another awesome day in Hawaii!
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Thank you so much for sharing your pictures. I loved reading your posts and viewing those beautiful pictures. You are such a cute couple. Hubby and I have been to Waikiki 7 times, but now will consider staying at Turtle Bay. We are taking family trip to Aulani 4 days/3 nights for Christmas. It will be 4 yr old granddaughter's 2nd trip to Hawaii. We will stay in condo after Aulani. You and your husband have such a wonderful attitude. Glad everything worked out for you since you couldn't rent a car.
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The next day was our last full day at the Turtle Bay Resort, so we didn't have much of anything planned so we could just enjoy the resort for the day. Then we'd be headed off to Waikiki for our last two days of our honeymoon. This morning we woke up and went to the pool area to watch the surfers again before grabbing some muffins and pineapple juice from the breakfast cafe in the lobby.







Then we went back up to our hotel to eat our breakfast and sat at our nice little table and looked out at this million dollar view!



Today we decided to go for another hike, but to go on the east trail instead of the west. Lots of trees!









Golf course!


Cute little hut.


We got to the end of the gold course and turned around to look at the beach again, where we made an exciting discovery..



Seals!! A mommy and her baby





So pretty!!




We were getting hungry so we started heading back to the resort to get some lunch.



It was starting to rain.




We went to Lei Lei's for lunch. DH ordered a burger and I ordered a chicken dish with rice and salad. It was great! We both enjoyed our meals. This is the pond outside of the restaurant.

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After lunch we went back up to our room and I fell asleep for a little while. After a while we went back outside to the pool area for drinks and watch the surfers again. We kinda wished we had more money to do more "exciting" things but looking back I know we still had a good time. It's fun to just relax every once in a while! We are just so used to running around 12-16 hours a day on our Disney trips.

First we went to the Hang 10 bar to get the BEST drinks we had on this trip. The Lava Flows!! I guess it is a good thing I didn't discover these until the last day at TBR. But I have been craving one ever since!


The lovely beach cottages!






Kitty!


Looking up from in a hammock.




Look at all those surfers!




Hawaii is quite picturesque. I don't think it can take a bad picture.






Plumerias! My favorite flowers.







This is the gift shop.


Other side of the resort.


Ola!



That is all for today. Tomorrow we were headed off to Waikiki for some more beach time and an all day circle tour of Oahu!
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Thank you so much for sharing your pictures. I loved reading your posts and viewing those beautiful pictures. You are such a cute couple. Hubby and I have been to Waikiki 7 times, but now will consider staying at Turtle Bay. We are taking family trip to Aulani 4 days/3 nights for Christmas. It will be 4 yr old granddaughter's 2nd trip to Hawaii. We will stay in condo after Aulani. You and your husband have such a wonderful attitude. Glad everything worked out for you since you couldn't rent a car.
Thank you! I am glad you like the pictures. Turtle Bay is amazing and we were happy we decided to step out of our comfort zone and do something different! How exciting that you are going to Aulani!! I am sure you will love Hawaii. Aulani looks like a great hotel and we definitely plan to stay there one day!
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