I have been reading the Hawaii boards for the last 7 months or since we booked out flights. We are staying in a Bed and Breakfast in Captain Cook and are in our late 40's early 50's.
Now we are going to do the big stuff like Volcano National Park but where I am struggling is with the smaller things, like beaches to visit, small towns to look at. I think a lot of the confusion comes just looking at the names and spellings of all these places and then I get almost a "tourist dyslexia" and my mind goes blank as everything almost appears the same. Dont take that as an insult though.
Like the other 99% of the people that visit Hawaii it is our "dream trip" and we are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary.
But our needs are very simple. We love to drive, sight see and take photos. We arent foodies, we like history and historical sights, and we want to do a bit of easy to medium hiking and sit and relax on a beach or two.
Our hosts at our B and B are obviously very knowledgeable about the island and for that reason I havent done to much research about the smaller things. Of course I have now had time to sit down and think about this as our trip gets closer and closer and am now starting to panic a little!
We have never snorkelled before though equipment will be available to us so we are going to give it a try.
Not really sure what I am trying to say in this post. I realise that a lot of people that visit Hawaii are restricted to one week whereas we have 10 days on Hawaii and then the last 4 days on Oahu. Oahu for some reason isnt bothering me as much.
The one thing my wife would like to do is horseback riding and we figure that Parker ranch may be the place for that.
Any suggestions, ideas, comforting pats on the back and words of wisdom are welcome.