Day 2

I have the greatest kids in this whole wide world. We had the foodland supermarket poki the previous night. It is delicious and pricy. I thought Costco will be a one stop shop for fruits and poki and some indulgenous. However, after 45 minutes bus ride and 10 minutes walk under the sun. The price of poki is pricier, the mando were import from Mexico. They do have the Dale pineapples. We bought 3 pineapples, local mushroom, shrimp salad, some poki and papayas.

It is not a fruitful trip but my kids help me find the way here and carried the heavy pineapples. I am the luckiest mom in this world.

I made rice to go with poke, shrimp salad and microwaved mushroom. Papayas and pineapples after lunch.

We went to the beach after lunch. The sun is warm but not hot. They are ready to snorkeling and swimming in this beautiful ocean. Kimberly spotted a medium sized yellowish turtle, Kalvin saw the blue striped small fish. Alexander have fun just swim in the ocean. I was delighted to see them enjoy the ocean, the companies of brothers and sister. Hopefully, the short description will help my husband to see how we had the second day of the vacation.

After the ocean, they decided they wanted to go to the pool to relax. I dropped chips accidentally and attracted lots pigeons. They are not afraid of people here. They pick the chips from my hands. I know the rule of not feeding wild animals but it just happened.

our dinner stroll lead to the discovery of huge change since last time we visit Oahu. Tons of new shops, eatery, cafe and high end boutiques. The night life are even more vivid with the outdoor concert, street performer, fancy coffee shops and hips cafe. There is a farmer market in the kings street. We sampled Hawaiian topical, donuts. We end up go back to the udon place for dinner.

We strolled down the Kalakaua ave, turning into every interesting corner and avenues. Lots of new shops and crowded with tourist. The atmosphere is energizing. Continue later.

 

Departure

Getting ready for a family vacation is supposed to be a preview of a happy event. This time is different. I am packing without Philip. My heart was split into two. One side was filled with memories; the other side was a deep hole. The hole can only be filled with your presence.

Fun places to eat in Hawaii

The first thing after we check into the hotel, kids shouted hungryyyyyy. This famous udon place has the fresh made udon that go with different broth.you can also choose the varieties of fried fish, vegetables and meats. The place is clean, economic and authentic. We waited about 30 minutes to finally settle down and enjoy the meal.

Hello Hawaii

It has been three years since last time we were here. We planned this trip 9 months ago but somethings just went out of control. We had to come without my husband. He has to stay behind for the works. It was hard for me. I knew there is part of me stayed with him. I couldn’t possibly enjoy the trip. My kids were disappointed. It felt like a chaos. Hope we can try to make the best out of this situation.