Hawaii Route 61, the road everyone calls the Pali Highway, is one of the most scenic drives in America. It connects Honolulu with the windward side of Oahu and when you reach the utmost peak of the road, you'll see this awesome view. It was on this spot that King Kamehameha fought a now-legendary battle to unify Hawaii under his rule, making it not only one of the most beautiful places on Oahu but also one of the most historically significant.
I flew back into Hawaii tonight and I'd forgotten this photo I took... It was on my desktop waiting for me. I must have thought it wasn't good enough to share, but after having been gone a few weeks, it seemed more alive to me than before. I love going up the Pali ... Hawaii is a place you'll go for a drive, just to drive. I especially love it, when you're at the lookout and the sun shines between the mountain tops and lights up the valley.
Hope you all can join me for my Waikiki PhotoWalk this Sunday: http://bit.ly/ztj0YD