Saturday was the first day of this vacation for which we didn't have big plans. But of course even though I didn't set the alarm, I woke up at 7 AM... Well, I took the opportunity to sort out my things and do some laundry - when you pack light and only bring 3 pairs of pants to a hot climate, that's what you must do!
When Olivier finally got up as well I took a look at my list of "things I want to do in Hawai'i" and it told me that we still hadn't gone hiking in Honolulu. It's a big city but the mountains are practically in the backyard.
I put on a pair of freshly washed pants and off we went!
Walking up Punahou street with its big trees.
Of course there's a special counter just for poke in all kinds of variations. Oli loves the raw tuna fish and he took two bowls.
It's better to concentrate on the local goods like fruits and Kona coffee of which Oli got some packages.
We took our purchases home and feasted on poke and cherry pie.
In the evening we accompagnied Willow to a singing gig she had with her band, the Hotclub of Hulaville.
And this wasn't just any gig, it took place at the Sheraton for a gala dinner of the Make A Wish foundation. The dress code was "white" and we did our best to look good although we weren't half as fancy as the wealthy guests of the event. I saw some spectacular dresses!
Lovely table decoration
There were also other children present who had been granted a special wish.
Since Willow's gig was for the entire evening and it was a little awkward for us to just stand there when everybody else was sitting and eating, we went outside for a stroll on Kalakaua Avenue. Waikiki is always busy with many people in the evening.
We took the opportunity to do a little shopping as well.
Close to 10 PM we went back to the Sheraton and we immediately knew that the event was coming to an end when a lot of people in white clothes came our way. Many of them were wearing plastic light sabres and in front of the big hall some guys dressed up as Darth Vader and Storm Troopers were posing for pictures. Clearly, no expense had been spared!
When the band had finished playing, Willow and I went through the tables and took some of the roses that were part of the decoration since they would just get thrown away anyway.
Outside we took this lively picture together. I posted it on Facebook with the caption "the officlial wedding picture" and people got very confused, ha ha ha!