We actually planned our move to Hawaii so that we could attend the wedding reception for the son of our very good friends. Having this deadline was a good thing because if we didn't have a goal, we may have dithered for months and who know? Years longer?
We had to travel to Kaneohe on the Windward side of the island for this which meant driving on H3 through a long tunnel that is drilled through the Koolau mountain range. That was quite a feat of engineering but cut the commute between the two sides of the island dramatically. When I was a child we almost NEVER went to the windward side because it was too far away. In the islands "too far away" means more than 30 minutes. H3 is the Interstate highway which is hilarious since.... uh... we are on an island.
The windward side is the wetter side of the island and is more lush and green.
Unfortunately, it was extremely HOT and MUGGY! I don't remember how many glasses of water and ice tea we drank but it was considerable. We saw this poor dove outside in the parking lot and it just seemed too hot and bothered to fly. It just lay there and wouldn't fly away even when I approached it. As I snapped my photos, it finally just got up, fluffed its feathers and walked away.