The Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki - Hawaii. You may recall this hotel from the Elvis's movie Blue Hawaii in 1961. Hawaii was just a state 2 years ands this was one of the only places on the beach.
The open air lobby allows ocean breezes to flow through
I remember one young lady using a beach lounge by the pool under the Banyan tree - when the life guard came and routed her from her squat. She replied to him in perfect German - got up and hopped into the pool.
Lulu used to teach a course for the University of Hawaii every summer. We would have a lot of guests come over to spend some time in our condo.
From January 5th to the 9th - no one will be chased from the pool - unless Lulu points them out to the life guard. She reserved a room in the historic section of this Hawaiian landmark. Now she will have the right color of towel to prove she is legit.
One time I surprised Lulu with an anniversary dinner on the veranda. Drew - Keith - and Robin were along for the party. They witnessed a pigeon bomb Lulu's pretty white dress. To my joy - the hotel paid the bill for the meal and the dress cleaning.
It was off the coast of this hotel where Lulu and Harry learned to surf - see video here -
Harry Surfing Video
At one time it was the only hotel on the beach
Just like Seek is the Capital of Coaldale - Waikiki is the Capital of Honolulu. On the map you can see how close the beach is to the airport. You can also see Pearl Harbor - Tora! Tora! Tora!
To the east of the Moana Hotel is Diamond Head - an extinct volcano.
In the day time I sit on those porch rockers and watch the people and cars go by.
This Banyan tree has a pool - restaurant - and bar - under its boughs.
This photo shows the Moana Hotel before there were cars.