Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hawaii Day 2 & 3

My second day in Hawaii, which was Saturday, was a pretty laid back one. We got up, had some breakfast and then got ready for the day. Lou, her Mom and myself headed out to do some shopping and run some errands. Lou also drove us around a bit and showed us more of the island. And we also stopped and had shakes at this burger place called Teddy's. And holy freaking crap was that place good! 

We ended our day by going grocery shopping for the week and then going back to her place and making dinner and watching a movie. It was a pretty calm and uneventful day, but it was very much needed. 

On Sunday we all managed to sleep in for a little bit. Which was amazing! The four hour time difference along with the long day on Friday was really starting to catch up to me. Once everybody was up and around, we had planned on going to the beach for the day, but we wanted to stop at the PX first on base. By the time we got done at the PX it ended up being too late to go to the beach. 

So instead of the beach we headed to the Dole Plantation. I was really excited about this. I love pineapple, so I was really excited to get my hands on some fresh stuff. The first thing we did upon going into the Dole Plantation, we picked our own pearls. These little stands are all over the island and they aren't that expensive, which is nice, but the sales people are kind of pushy about you turning your pearl into a piece of jewelry. 

But I did pick a pearl and I got a pink one! I did end up having it turned into a necklace, but this was the only thing that I bought myself while I was over there, so I felt that it was justified, haha! They also gave me an extra oyster since I bought something and this one had twin pearls in it. The lady told me that is usually an indication that you will have twins at some point. I told her she was funny and then gave her the stink eye!

After our pearl picking adventure we finally made our way around the plantation. It really is just a big gift store, but they had some cool stuff. AND they had the most delicious pineapple ice cream. I could eat gallons of that stuff. It was so yummy! It was a very pretty place. I would love to go back again someday.

 After we were done at the Dole Plantation, we headed down towards Haleiba to get some dinner. Our restaurant of choice, Macky's Shrimp Truck. I wasn't too sure about this at first, because I have never eaten seafood from a truck before, but this place was delicious! The shrimp was soooooooo good! I would eat there over and over again if I could. Damn! I'm hungry now, haha!

After dinner we headed down to the North Shore to watch the sun set. It was absolutely beautiful and we decided to take the opportunity to take some pictures. I mean how often do you get to see such a beautiful sunset over the beach. Well for me, never. Lou on the other hand, she could see it every day. But still, it was beautiful. 

I couldn't get over how pretty all the colors were. I could have stared at this sunset forever. But unfortunately the sun did eventually go away and you couldn't see the pretty colors anymore, so we left and headed back to their place for the night. 

My first weekend in Hawaii was definitely a great one. Not only did I get to spend some much needed best friend time with Lou, but we got to see some beautiful sights and eat some great food. It was definitely a great start to my vacation. 



  1. The dole plantation is so cool! A trip filled with amazing food and beautiful sunsets... What could be better?!

    1. It really was gorgeous!! And I could seriously eat that ice cream every day of my life! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Twins you say?! Haha. That all sounds like so much fun (minus the twins)!


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