Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kite surfing was cancelled, but the North Shore was incredible!

In order to keep up with posts while we are away, I will be doing photo posts with an explanation of what we saw/did!  Enjoy!

Our first view towards the East Shore, from a look point!

It looked grey all day, but I assure you, it was HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!

On our road trip around the island, we made any stop we wanted to!  I was excited to see a Macadamia nut farm and this place was loaded with samples...just like a favourite of mine at home: Picard's!  My favourite flavours were: the Kona coffee, onion & garlic and the butternut.  I could have eaten samples there ALL DAY!

Along the way, we found one of the food trucks, that is was on The Food Network!  We ordered the coconut shrimp with guava sauce, and boy, were they delicious!!!!

After stopping at a Mormon Temple, which we thought was a tourist attraction, because it was so beautiful, we got some advice on where to stop along the North Shore.  We found the Hukilau Cafe, which most people think was featured on "50 First Dates", but they paid $$$$ for the name, and built the cafe elsewhere.  Too bad.  We were too full to eat, but heard that they have amazing food and for really cheap!  A rarity in Hawaii!

Next, it was off for some Shave Ice and the FAMOUS Giovanni's Shrimp Truck for some Shrimp scampi.  Both of these have been on NUMEROUS food network shows, and EVERYONE around the North Shore, is obsessed with their food!

I can't even describe how garlicky and buttery these were!!!!!!  They were delicious, but we left there, glad that we both ate them, and didn't have to suffer through only one of us having garlic breath! :)

Our first view of the North Shore!  It was so beautiful!

Surfer dudes!!!

Next, was the Dole Plantation!  We heard that the train tour was gorgeous and their "Dole Whips"- pineapple flavoured soft ice cream, were to die for.  They were right!!!

Beyond delicious!!!

Did you know that pineapples grow on bushes on the ground?  I always thought that they grew on trees!

The train ride around the grounds was so much fun!

The last of our road trip around the island!


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