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Monday, January 05, 2015

Sunday - We Rented Car and Circled the Island

This is how you spell the Hawaii state fish.

Sunday right after breakfast - we got online - and rented a car. We found a car that could be picked up locally and dropped off nearby late at night. Hertz had an office a couple blocks away and we could drop the car off at 9 PM.

We hopped in and away we went - we could circle the island clockwise. First stop was the Aloha Bowl Flea Market. It wraps around the stadium and they have greta deals on Hawaii shirts - 7 for $20. 

Then we went to the North Shore town of Haleiwa for lunch. Along the North Shore the waves were high but red flags were out for surfers. 

Finally we visited President Obama in Kailua. Then we took the tunnel thru the mountain back to Waikiki.

The Apple Store has a line every morning just like NYC.

Roy's - a favorite of son Keith - now is housed in the hotel of our first Hawaii visit in 1989.

This Nissan Leaf has a special plate here in Hawaii. We noticed a lot of Leafs here with gas prices still near $4.00 and short distances.

In 1962 - they designed the Aloha Bowl. It is the only stadium I know that the stands can be moved from a football shape to a baseball shape - they float on air. We saw Notre Dame play Hawaii there in 1989.

Dole Plantation has become a big tourist attraction. There is no admission - we go there for the Dole Whip - it is pineapple soft serve ice cream. You can only get it here and Disneyworld.

This machine was custom made right here to pick pineapples. you have seen it in many movies.

Dole Gardens have lots of reds - yellows - and greens. Also lots of Asians. Most of the tourists here are either Asian or old white people - like us.

Oh Papaya tree - you are so straight and tall.

Chunks of pineapple in your tea is delightful.

This place was crowded - I do not know how this guy got a picture of only us.

In Haleiwa is Kua Aina Sandwich Shop. We love it there - there is one in London now - we ate there last month. Hollow is the capital of the North Shore. Big waves and rich people. 

We got this parking spot right in front of the crowded Kua Aina Sandwich Shop.

One of Lulu's favorite libraries is Kailua Elementary. On her Vision Tour in 2010 - we visited one of the greater library festivals we ever saw. Darren Tanaka is still the librarian. School starts today so the sign was not changed yet. On our first visit they had Lulu's name on there.

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