So that's exactly what I did.
My party went well. Tons of friends from work came as well as my good friends from school/life. The next morning I flew to San Diego to visit some other friends, and a few days later it was time for Hawaii!
I had a few, well-needed days to myself in Oahu, but I didn't spend them alone for too long. I met a cool guy at the hostel, and we hung out and hiked up the Koko Crater together. The next day, I met up with a friend and we went on a random road trip around the island. I was able to see the entire island of Oahu, which I wasn't expecting! I figured I'd stay in Waikiki the entire time. I'm definitely thankful for my time in Oahu. However, the next time I travel, I'm definitely going abroad.. my passport hasn't been used for anything other than work since October!!
this is my very good friend Phill. This is what he does.
I made most of this food! Oh, did I mention that throwing parties is a great way to get rid of food?
A crowd of people in my kitchen.
That's my little brother in the corner!
Me consoling Ralph (my little brother)
Ahhhh beach life!!!!!!!!!!!
On the way up to the Koko Crater. We only stopped a few times. I definitely recommend this hike!
We finally made it to the top!
A fantastic Chinese dinner. However, I am pretty sure I fell asleep at the table.
Finally, this is one amazing shrimp food truck. Definitely recommended!