Windward Side

Windward Side

Daddy and I drove around the windward side of the island. William opted to venture out on his own in Waikiki since he has no knee issues.

The first stop was the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of Temples. The Byodo-In Temple is located at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.

It was absolutely beautiful and calming!

Next, we stopped at the Macadamian Nut Farm and bought some souvenirs. Then, we turned back around and had lunch at Pakele’s Hawaiian Food….one of the cheapest eats we had on the island with generous portions. The restaurant is near the McDonald’s and where the locals (workmen) seem to go for lunch. After we ate, we ran next door to the grocery store and bought dinner and breakfast supplies.

My CoPilot GPS took us back to Waikiki before heading east along the coast. One stop was Blowhole….where the waves crash into a lava tube and spits it out up on the rocks. It always amazes me at the stupidity of people….signs were posted that it was dangerous to go over the rail and down on the rocks where the waves were crashing, yet there were about half a dozen younger people standing over the blowhole, waiting for it to “erupt”.

After our explorations, we headed back to the apartment for a dinner of poke (fish salad), pork laulau, rice and edmame.

Later, we went to the free hula show at 6:30 on Waikiki Beach (very close to where we stayed). After the show, I took daddy for a drink at a fairly new karaoke bar.

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