Friday was our trip to North Shore. We started off at the Dole Pineapple plantation for the train ride and dole whips. We were happy to see actual pineapples on the train ride this time. And the dole whips were of course delicious.
After leaving the plantation, we drove to the Waimea Valley. All I can say is that I think this is my favorite place on Oahu. The scenery is so beautiful. We walked up the valley to the waterfall at the end. Abby really enjoyed getting to swim in the lagoon. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as Abby. She had actual water shoes, but I had to go in barefoot. Walking on the rocky bottom was a bit uncomfortable. Regardless, we had a great time and definitely got our excercise in.
After the valley, we stopped at Kono’s barbecue. Soooo Good!!! They serve Hawaiian Kailua BBQ Pork, and probably the best Kailua Pork on the island. Michelle got a t-shirt since she liked it so much.
We got back to the resort just in time for Abby to head back to the kids club to make space goo with stitch. She, of course, loved every minute of it.
Michelle and I had dinner the Monkeypod kitchen. It’s a nice little restaurant across the street from the resort. They serve mostly locally sourced ingredients in their dishes. Kono’ for lunch had been the best meal so far, but that was quickly changed at Monkeypod.