No, this lovely tray of assorted Tropical Drinks was not all for us! HA! 😀
We went over to our favorite place to listen to live Hawaiian Music, the Kani Ka Pila Grille in the Outrigger Reef Hotel and there was a very large group of Japanese visitors having the best time. It turns out they were a Halau, or Hula Dance Troop from Kobe Japan who were on Oahu to preform. Anywhos, I say this large tray come over to their table and I thought, geez, that’s so beautiful, all of those colors and different aromas. Maybe the next time we order a cocktail, I’ll rethink my standard glass of wine 😉
This is the Hilton Hawaiian Village Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Lagoon, ONE of our favorite places for catching some rays, relaxing, swimming, visiting with family and just generally hang out.
This is a sad day. I was on Face Book last night and saw a post by Olde World Bagels, thanking folks and that they were on to new adventures, WHAT?! You’re closing? NOOOOOOO! DH felt that we’d be able to get one more visit in later in the week before they closed, rather than facing a Sunday Rush, but I thought differently. I got up early this morning and figured I call over there first and ask what their hours were going to be for Monday; I was told that today is their last day; they will no longer be open. WHAT?!!! I’ve NEVER gotten dressed and went out the door so fast before.
This is our last dozen Olde World Bagels, ever. (SSHHH! Don’t tell DH but I hide 6 of them in the deep freeze for later)
Thank you Gina for the best Bagels we’ve ever had and probably will again.
Aloha and all the best in the future to you and your family.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not have the quintessential meal from Hawaii,
… and Diamond Head in the background!
Spam®, Eggs and Rice
but kick it over the top with a glass of Guava Juice; then Aloha Shoyu and Furikake for your Rice
It’s Aloha Friday and you couldn’t do better than this!
Leonard’s Bakery Malasadas, Rainbow Drive-In Loco Moco and side Macaroni Salad,
Photo courtesy of The Honolulu Advertiser
58 years ago today, the Aloha State was admitted to the Union, becoming the 50th State.
I truly hope that someday, if you haven’t already, you’ll make your way to my place of birth and enjoy everything about it. It’s people and their hospitality, nature’s beauty at its finest, the unique, multi-ethnic, diverse cultural blend and of course THE FOOD!
Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono
The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
That’s right, in Hawaii, today has been designated a holiday, so no work til Tuesday brah!!
So live it up!
Have a terrific Bento Box lunch at Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant (we went to the one in Aikahi, but it’s closed now, dang it!). HEH! This is mine, go get your own!
A couple of weeks ago we had our very first house guests; we were so thrilled to have long time friends from Hawaii come to stay with us. It was for just one night, but we all had a great time. DH and I showed them around our new town and we even took them house-hunting. They are considering buying a home here and living in Arizona part time, that would be AWESOME!
A few days ago, this arrived
Oh my gravy all over my two scoop rice (that’s OMG in my world)!!
A goodie box from Hawaii, how’s that? That was so sweet and considerate of them to remember all of the local kine grindz that we like. And can you see on the box itself, “Aloha from Hawaii”, perfect!
Mahalo Aki & Leah, come back soon!
It’s Aloha Friday and I’m dreaming of the BEACH!!
Enjoy your weekend
It’s Friday, kick back and relax for the weekend!