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Conquishoedores

27 Jan

conquishoedores

Who would I be quoting if I said, “we came, we saw, we conquered?” While Face, Marshall, my bf and I hiked Koko Head in Honolulu, I wore my teal and pink Puma H streets; they informed me that the quote was the translation of Julius Caesar’s latin quote, “Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus.” We completed the Koko Head hike by climbing up (and going down) the old military railroad tracks consisting of 1048 “steps” (which I didn’t attempt to count), straight up the hillside to the top of the peak, which overlooks a spectacular view of Hanauma Bay. The hike; however, was not a walk in the park. From the parking lot, we heard shots firing (from the nearby gun range), but we pressed on in the mid-day Hawaiian sun and started up nature’s stairclimber to began our exploration. The first half of the hike to the top was a moderate incline; the second half, a steeper ascent. As I climbed the “stairs”, my shoes kept telling me, “one step at a time, we’ll get there.” When we finally reached the top, the view was unbelievable. It was a sight to savor, which we did while we caught our breathe (from the hike and view, both of which can take one’s breathe away). The descent, in my opinion, was even harder than the ascent. While my Pumas are super light and easy to pack, they don’t have very much traction on the sole and I slipped once doing down, so I had to take caution. My shoes; however, brought up the Conquistatores (Conquerors), who were soldiers, explorers, and adventurers for the Spanish and Portuguese Empires. While my H streets were brought on the trip for running on the hotel treadmill (done earlier that day) and light walking, they accomplished the task of conquering the regular Hawaiian tradition of Koko Head and were truly Conquishoedores.