Pineapples, Waves, and Tropical Fish

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pineapple plantation

Chloe did not have work today so we she was able to go with us to the North Shore.  In the middle of the island, we stopped at the Dole Plantation and Visitor Center.  We went through the variety garden of pineapples from around the world even though they only commercially grow one kind of Pineapple here.  They also had the world's largest outdoor maze (with a big pineapple design in the middle) and the Pineapple Express train to see the fields.  We skipped both of those since they cost and are supposed to not be too amazing.  But we had some pineapple ice cream and then watched a demonstration on how to cut a pineapple and had some pineapple and cocoa samples. 

Next stop was a beach on the North side of the island.  We found a nice sandy beach with big waves.  I swam around and tried to look for cool things underwater while Arum relaxed on the beach.

Delicious pineapple...mmmmm!
  Then, we went to Shark's Cove, which was this inlet protected by rocks where a bunch of divers and snorkelers were.  We snorkeled there and saw a lot of tropical fish.  It was the type of snorkelling you would expect in Hawaii not the sad tourist-destroyed coral remains at Haunama Bay that we went to yesterday.  That was a lot of fun.  Since we were hungry, we looked for a burger place Chloe recommended and I had a pineapple burger.

We drove back home to Honolulu.  After showers we went to church and then to Borders to look at more Mandarin phrasebooks.  We spent some time playing around at the bookstore and then went to a local diner.

Tommorow we are going to climb Diamond Head, see a waterfall in a rain forest, see Pearl Harbor, and pickup our passports before flying out the next day.

 

Steve

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pineapple plantation
pineapple plantation
Delicious pineapple...mmmmm!
Delicious pineapple...mmmmm!
Chloe and Arum with pineapple icec…
Chloe and Arum with pineapple ice…
laying out on the beach at north s…
laying out on the beach at north …
Where we went snorkeling
Where we went snorkeling
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