Hawaii 2011Trip - Page 2
Teresa and Thomas riding the Waikiki trolly....

The next day we took a Segway Tour, from the Hilton Hawaiian Village back parking lot next to the Hale Koa Hotel, to the Diamon Head Lookout and back. Here Teresa tries the Segway for the first time.

http://www.segwayofhawaii.com

Thomas's first time on the Segway. I had done this before about two years earlier, and they were both eager to try the trip.

VIDEO OF THOMAS ON SEGWAY FOR FIRST TIME (.mov format)

Thomas and Myself with the "Hang Loose" spirit.
First we did practice in the sandy beach area of the Hawaiian Village Lagoon....
Then onto the streets of Waikiki. Fortunately it was early morning, and the pedestrian traffic was light.
It was a good way to quickly go a few miles of city streets. Both Teresa and Thomas picked up the driving skills quickly, and really enjoyed it....

Duke Beach, with the famous surfer, Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) was a Hawaiian swimmer, actor, lawman, beach volleyball early player and businessman credited with spreading the sport of surfing. He was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming.

Duke's Beach behind me....
On to the Queens Beach and the break waters...

View from an over look, almost to the Diamon Head lookout...

Thomas and Teresa pose in their really cool helmets....
There were alot of surfers in the water, several hundred feet below me.
There is still an active light house nearby too...
Heading back we stopped at a few parks near Roy Disney's and Carol Burnett's houses. Lots of locals jogging and reading in the shade.
Posing in a park under Diamond Head...
A shot from our beach at the Hawaiian Village, looking at Diamond Head before we head out on a submarine tour.

Leaving the docks, looking back at surfers being trained.

Waikiki from a mile out.

Diamond head from the Submarine Tour spot...we took a tour on the Atlantis Submarine companies submarine in Oahu. I've been on their subs in Guam, Saipan and here in Oahu.

http://atlantisadventures.com/oahu

The submarine can take up to 48 passengers down over 100 feet. It's rated to 500 feet, but 100ish is as far as the Coast Guard wants them to go down.
Thomas and Teresa have their first time in a Submarine.
First we looked at artificial reefs....the actual view is not quite as good as what you see here, because I ran these photos thru a photoshop filter...
Down 108 feet....
Aircraft wreckage...
Two ship wrecks. Here is a sea turtle on the left side, taking a nap.
A ship's bridge....
Stern and propeller visible...
Leaving the submarine. We had alot of fun in Oahu, but it was time to get on a plane and head to the big island of Hawaii!