So Martha had this habit of setting her alarm clock in her room but somehow always woke up before the alarm clock went off and went outside to read. So I heard her alarm clock going off and went to find her.... Busted! Ha!
We had drove by this place many times and figured we would give them a try for breakfast!
This place was fun! You picked what kind of batter you wanted including what sides and they brought it to your table so you could make your own pancakes! (Yes that is chicken fried bacon)
I signed us up to take a pineapple tour with Maui Gold Pineapples...
We arrived here to wait for our tour bus to pick us up!
These are the boxes/crates that they use to take the pineapples from the field
Our tour guide stopped by the newest pineapples. Once they plant a new pineapple it takes 2 years for it to grow. After that it takes a year for it to grow a new pineapple.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about pineapples!
We ended up eating 3 or 4 pineapples!
As long as he was peeling them we were eating them!
Best part of this trip is that everyone got a free pineapple to take home!
You can learn a little more about this company by clicking the link below:
Want some of the freshest and best pineapple then order it here:
Chickens and roosters everywhere!
After our pineapple tour they gave us vouchers for free rootbeer floats from this place....
We haven't had lunch yet so it seemed like a perfect spot to grab a bite to eat!
Our seats overlooked the Banyan Tree on Front Street.
(Easier to see this unique tree without all the vendors under it)
This little guy still seems lost.... Isn't he cute!?!?
It went away almost as fast as we spotted it.
November 27, 2014
(Have no worries.... I did not run into any glass doors trying to get a picture of this one!)
Male brown Seahorse that is preggers....
He is due any day and was moving around a lot as he couldn't get comfortable.
If you want to watch a video of this diver in the shark tank talking click on the video or link below:
It was nice to sit in the shade with the breeze blowing.... (Yes it was very windy today)
(Kahana is the town we stayed in)
You can watch a video of these guys in action by clicking the video or link below:
November 28, 2014
(I got up extra early this morning to try and reserve some of the limited tickets to see Pearl Harbor as we wouldn't be there until after 10:00 AM and most likely the free tickets would be gone. Thankfully I scored 3 tickets to see the USS Arizona and the surrounding memorials!)
How do I get tickets to visit the USS Arizona Memorial? Arrive Early! The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center has an average of 2,000 first-come/ first-serve tickets available each day. Tickets are free and the Visitor Center opens at 7:00 a.m. If you arrive early enough to secure your own tickets, you may have a few hours to wait before your tour. The tour is 75-minutes long consisting of a 25-minute documentary film and a boat trip out to the Memorial.
You can also try to secure tickets (for a fee) by visiting this website:
The USS Bowfin Submarine was launched on December 7, 1942, which was exactly one year after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Its nickname was the "Pearl Harbor Avenger". The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is located right next door to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitors Center. There are three different attractions in Bowfin Park. There is a free outdoor museum on both sides of the indoor museum with missiles, memorials, and gunnery exhibits. The 10,000 square foot indoor museum is filled with interesting submarine-related exhibits. Visitors can also walk through the actual USS Bowfin Submarine, which is docked in the water just outside the museum.
by Seward Johnson
In August, 2011, a life-size version of the statue was unveiled in Waikiki and later taken to Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor where it will stay to commemorate the 66th anniversary of WWII’s end.
This 108-foot United States battleship is most famous for being the site where Japan signed the formal instrument of surrender, effectively ending World War II in 1945. The ceremony was conducted by General Douglas MacArthur. The ship was retired in 1992 and public tours have been offered since 1999.
A view of the USS Arizona as we were boarding the USS Missouri
"OVER THIS SPOT ON 2 SEPTEMBER 1945 THE INSTRUMENT OF FORMAL SURRENDER OF JAPAN TO THE ALLIED POWERS WAS SIGNED THUS BRINGING TO A CLOSE THE SECOND WORLD WAR - THE SHIP AT THAT TIME WAS AT ANCHOR IN TOKYO BAY"
This is as close as we will get to the USS Arizona.
Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz
We didn't have time to tour the other memorials as we had to head to the airport to get ready for the 8 hour flight to Dallas, TX but I am glad we got to spend several hours here. I brought back an American Flag that was flown over the USS Arizona on December 7th (forgot the year as it's at the frame shop now) at 9:13 AM (Brandon and I were married on 9-13) and can't wait to have it framed.
So what did you think of Hawaii???
I have had a lot of people ask me about our trip to Hawaii and here's the short and sweet version....
Hawaii is somewhere that I have wanted to visit and didn't think we would ever get a chance to go see. It was on my bucket list of seeing every state in the United States and I am so excited that I got to see it with Brandon and my mom. It was beautiful and amazing and I loved every moment while we were there. The sunsets, rainbows and beaches were beautiful! We were constantly on the move and felt like we saw most of the things that Maui had to offer and I feel like everyone needs to see this place at least once in their lifetime.
This trip is one that I can say with confidence that it was a once-in-a-lifetime trip. I can also say with complete confidence that it is not somewhere I would visit again. (Please know that while I say this it's not because of anything wrong with Maui) Honestly, it was very expensive (which we knew it would be expensive before we went) and frankly the flight is what killed it for me. I can't sit still for that long of a time and while the airline staff was good it wasn't worth the $2,500 to upgrade to first class with the recliner style seating which I am not sure would have "sold" me on going again. I can see similar stuff (meaning beach and weather) in Mexico for a fraction of the price and all inclusive.
So to sum it up if you have wanted to go then do it... you only live once.
If you want something similar (on a cheaper scale) then go to Mexico
for something all inclusive and enjoy!