Paradise . . . Part 2

We were only going to be in Hawaii for 4 days so we had to make the most of our stay.  Our 2nd day on Oahu was busy and went by so fast.  We drove to the North Shore and took my oldest nephew with us. We were heading to a beach where sea turtles come up to beach themselves but the waves were bigger and more turbulent than usual so once we got to that beach there were no turtles to be seen.  =(   But at least we did get to see and experience the beautiful North Shore!

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We then drove to the Dole Pineapple Plantation and Farm and there is actually a lot to do there. They have a pineapple maze and a guided tour and huge store with everything you can imagine. We opted for the train ride through the fields of all different fruits and flowers they have planted there. Oh yes and they have the most amazing Pineapple Ice Cream!! YUM!!

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{the Pineapple Express}

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{I never realized how many different kinds and sizes of pineapples there are! Some were so cute and tiny!}

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{Tons of banana trees)

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{we stopped to have lunch at a little road side stand- Hula dogs and Fresh Pineapple Juice}

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{crazy Koi waiting to be fed}

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{AHH which way to go????}

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That night we went to a Luau down the street from Aulani.  It was a lot of fun and the Mai-Tai’s were strong! =)

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{Beautiful ceremony at the Luau}

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{This was the beautiful sunset the night of my husband’s birthday dinner at a fantastic restaurant at Aulani}

AHHH I miss Hawaii!!

Come back for the final post!

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2 thoughts on “Paradise . . . Part 2

  1. Omg, how fun!!! I love the pineapples and seeing how they grow them! =) It’s interesting that they grow on top of the leaves, hehe. What a beautiful trip for a beautiful family! ❤

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