Thursday, September 13, 2007

Aloha oe! I'm off to Hawaii

I'll be on my way to the airport tomorrow morning about this time. I should be on Waikiki Beach by 5 pm PDT, hopefully soaking in some rays, eating some shaved ice, or perhaps sipping on a Lava Flow. So in the spirit of my trip, here are some pictures from previous trips back.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Waikiki. I took it from the top of Diamond Head National Monument. Right in the center is the Royal Hawaiian, the Pink Palace of the Pacific! I think this was the trip where we actually stayed at the RH. The Mister has stayed there a few times in the past and it's still his favorite hotel.

I took this picture on the Arizona Memorial on that trip too. Did you know the flags that have been previously flown on the Memorial is available in the gift shop?

And of course, there's the food. Thinking about this now, it's kind of funny how the only food picture I've ever taken was of my first loco moco breakfast at Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch, Crab & Big Aloha Brewery. I love this place. People are friendly, food is ono (delicious!), and portions are ginormous! That spoon is a big spoon, not one of those tiny teaspoons. I was only able to eat about a quarter of it. Maybe we'll swing by if we have time.

I might give a quick update if I have time but I'm planning on shopping a lot, laying around a lot, and definitely eating a lot. Just a few places I want to hit are Mark's Drive Inn for some awesome plate lunch (finger smackin' good!), Little Village Noodle House for some dried fried beef and steam basa fish (oh yeah!), Giovanni's Shrimp Truck (drool!). Reid of 'Ono Kine Grindz has a great review on it here. I heard Romy's was pretty good too but have never tried it. If we see it, I might have to go shrimp overload. Or maybe we'll just settle for some haupia cream cake from Ted's Bakery. The Mister loves coconut so that would be something good to try.

While we're up in north shore, I'm hoping we'll have time to watch some surfing. Oh yeah, I also want to swing by Bubbies in Hawaii Kai on our way back for some mochi ice cream.

Mmm, I'm hungry already! Oh silly me. And of course I can't forget Leonard's malasadas. Got to have some of that. Easy enough since we'll be staying in Waikiki. Whew, I think I'm going to have to not eat for a whole week after this trip. Sha, who am I kidding?

Have a terrific weekend. I certainly will. I'll be eating well, hope you will too! See you mid next week!


KirkK said...

Hey, everybody's going on vacation! Have a great time.

Barefoot Plumies said...

Thanks, Kirk! Hope you and your Missus have a fabulous trip!