Day 3

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Monday, September 18, 2006 ((Day 3))

 

Breakfast cooks include: Alma and Darwin.  Great job guys.. we were in for long day.  After the scrumptious breakfast everyone got dressed to go out.  Go out already.. well day outing.. we would be jet-skiing today.  We drove to Haleiwa Town to find our jet-skiing spot.  Did our thing, paid and we were set.  Strapped on our life jackets and waited patiently for our turn.  =)  Last time I went jet-skiing and raved and raved about getting goggles the next time I would jet-ski.. but did I care.

jet-skiiers ready
  Nope, and of course regretted it.  I wish I had goggles, because the water was splish and splashing all around me and I wished I had listened to my own advice.  But o well.. life goes on.. I guess I went with the flow and just jet-skiied my heart on and of course still had a blast.  Maybe I’ll take that extra great advice to myself next time I go jet-ski I will definitely wear goggles =)  we’ll see if I listen.

 

After our jet-ski fun we decided to feed our hunger.. and ate at the little place in Haleiwa, The Best Kua ‘aina.. I dunno what that means but it was delicious.  We walked around… and shopped around.. then found ourselves at Aoki’s Shave Ice.  Oh gosh I can never say no to Shaved Ice.  On a super hot day I think shave ice definitely hits the spot. =)  After our little dessert we drove over and made a quick stop at the Dole Plantation.

... and we're off ...
  Talk about sweetness.. Pineapples are just divine I tell you.  I didn’t get to have any pineapples, or a type of dessert this time since we had just had the shaved ice but that’s okay.  Just being there amidst the pineapple aroma was good for me.  We circled the Dole Plantation and bought souvenirs for ourselves and others back home.  Once we were all done and more done with shopping we started our drive back to Honolulu.  Sister was having contact problems so I drove with the cousins and Darwin. 

 

Honolulu was where we had dinner, at the International Market Place, where we would be doing a lot and a lot of shopping or bargaining.. or both. =).. then no place like home in Kailua.. but before that we made a quick (I guess you can call it quick) stop at Wal-mart to buy some stuff.. Aloe vera because many of us were starting to kinda sorta burn up and get darker.  And more stuff and presents for ourselves and loved ones who were not with us enjoying the island.

 

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jet-skiiers ready
jet-skiiers ready
... and were off ...
... and we're off ...
yumminess
yumminess
Dole Plantation on the Kamehameha …
Dole Plantation on the Kamehameha…
in Waikiki
in Waikiki
Haleiwa
photo by: crystalware