The Last Day

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We leave in the morning so its the last full day here. The consensus was easy – back to the favorite beach. On the way, we took our leis out to Duke to continue the tradition. Time for another boat ride, sis? Let’s finish the trip with Reagan in Hawaiian. Reagan had a “good” vacation. It was probably great actually … Read More

Cultural Diversion

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The family always enjoys a luau while in the islands so Kim picked a bit of a different one this time. Usually, these are just a dinner and show. But we learned of the Polynesian Cultural Center over on the other side of the island. It was more of an all day adventure. Kind of like Epcot meets luau — … Read More

Sandy Beaches

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We were headed back to Hanauma Bay but it was full from all the damn tourists. So we drove on and promised to return later. We drove around the bend to Sandy Beach. I had seen this beach mentioned a variety of times as a popular and dangerous beach. I saw it on Obama’s list of favorite Hawaiian places too. … Read More

North Shore

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We got some wheels today and headed out to explore more of the island. We stopped by the Dole Plantation today. We had to experience the world’s biggest maze and take the train ride. Pineapples are growing here. We went snorkeling at a spot on the North Shore called Shark’s Cove. It was alive with coral vs. the other bay … Read More

Freebies

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The famous ABC Stores are where we do most of our shipping while here it seems. We get a host of pool and sand toys to use for the duration at a decent price. But then have to find them a home as they can’t make the trek home with us. Other people have the same idea so we often … Read More