Last day in Hawaii.
This has been a great trip. Gramma is a great person to have as a travel companion. We relaxed as much as we could but still had plenty of tours and shopping (did I mention that we went shopping).
After packing and checking out of the condo, we drove down to the south part of the island for more, yes, shopping. Then we drove to the south coast and had lunch at Duke's, a very old and famous restaurant.
Duke Kahanamoku was the original "Big Kahuna" and was Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha. He was an olympic swimmer who won several medals, a championship surfer, and was in 19 movies. He started a restaurant at Kalapaki Beach The restaurant is open-air with views of the ocean and a 30 foot waterfall that drops into a koi pond surrounded by tables. We had a nice lunch before heading for the airport.
We arrived at the airport early and dropped off the rental car. We were so early that the American Airlines desk was not yet open. I guess we should have realized that the airport would not be very busy and did not have to arrive so early. We could have gotten in more shopping but instead we sat at the airport for a couple of hours.
In Hawaii the airports are open air. No kidding. They are wide open until you reach the gate areas even the TSA area is like this.
7,028 steps or 3.8 miles and 9 floors.
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