This will be my last Hawaii post - promise.
We had such a great time and there was so much to do in Honolulu! I felt guilty just plopping myself on the beach and reading a magazine when there were craters to hike, sunken ships to explore, and shave ice (lots of it) to be eaten.
Here are few last highlights of our trip:
The view from Diamond Head - worth the trek up the hill.
Our guide at the Dole plantation - is he not so adorable?
And a loverly hibiscus. D tried to convince me they had a lovely fragrance. Right. Don't mess with a girl who has taken Environmental Horticulture 101 - we know EVERYTHING there is to know about plants and will take every opportunity to share that knowledge.
The awesomeness of this is self-explanatory...
And our first little dip in the Hawaiian waters:
And f you go to Honolulu, may we recommend two fabulous restaurants? One fancy and one less fancy. Alan Wong's was incredible!!! Start to finish, everything was ridiculously delicious. And we recommend sitting next to some friends of the owner (like we happened to be) who get plates and plates of desserts on the house and offer them to you. That was the best part!
The other more casual restaurant, Town, served local, seasonal food. So tasty!! We went the multiple appetizer route, which I recommend. And they used old menus for their coasters, which I loved.
So, there you have it! Our little Hawaiian vacation in a nutshell. Aloooooooo-ha!