✨TO SPEND MORE TIME WANDERING IN NATURE✨
Wherever I roam, nature is the only stranger that feels like home — Angie Weiland-Crosby
This place opens at 9AM. Guess what time we went? Left Waikiki at 7:30AM, got here at 8AM —best decision ever! I’ve read a lot about this place but I’ve never really had the opportunity to explore it even if I have been to Oahu quite a few times so I told myself IT’S TIME.
The gate was closed so we parked in the neighborhood close by. Spent a good 5 mins inside the car waiting around, making sure that it was ok to park where we did. It was quiet and there was no one around except for the couple who were walking towards the gate in their hiking gears. Saw them sneak through the left side of the guard house, then my girl and I looked at each other and smiled. Got out of the car, walked towards the same path as the couple did, found a slight opening and went in. No guard, probably because it was too early, who knows. No cars, no people. We have less than an hour to take as many shots as we can before the gate opens. Took advantage of the time. I was in awe for the most part. I couldn’t believe my eyes that we had the place to ourselves more so of how beautiful the place is. It was an absolute divine! God is such an incredible artist, I tell you. Did we get lucky to have the place to ourselves? Omg YES!
I’m not sure if I’ll ever get that same luck again so I dove into the moment and took it all in. I ran, I twirled, I danced, I laughed, I lived. It was the best feeling, a moment of pure bliss. Then I was reminded of how beautiful life can be. Sometimes there are things that don’t go according to our plans but when they do, you just got to be grateful and thankful. When you travel you have to have an open mind. Some may work for others, and some may not work for you. But I think that’s life in general. People share their experiences but don’t expect it to be the same for you. Go out there and see it, experience it for yourself. Keep in mind that you may have to exert an extra effort to get what you want. Result depends on how you work towards it. But here’s my take.. make the most of it no matter what.