As I was trying to get the least expensive flights, I booked us on Allegiant Air into Honolulu (and yes a week later Alaska Air dropped their fares). I've always avoided the Waikiki area but decided it was time to check it out. I found a good rate on a hotel at the southern end of the beach area.
This is the view from our room, great balcony except it was closed because of the construction going on at the hotel. But we could look out the window and see Diamond Head and the ocean.
The biggest adventure of our trip was a zip line tour at Princeville Ranch Adventures. We signed up for the Zip and Dip trip, but got the Zip and Drip instead, it started pouring rain as we waited to do our first zip line. The rain occasionally lightened up to a steady drip and with occasional breaks, but for the whole tour of 9 zip lines it rained. It was a bit distracting, but I didn't start to get cold until near the end. I had my camera in my backpack and didn't think of it getting wet as the water soaked through, but when we tried to take a picture it wouldn't work, so there is no documentation of this part of the adventure.