Dole pineapple plantation. It was touristy, but we still enjoyed it and learned a few things about pineapple while we were there. We took a ride on a train that showed us the fields and gave us the history of pineapple production at the plantation.
We walked around the gardens, which were interestingly landscaped.
I took a picture of Steve in front of this same type of tree when we were in Australia. Harriet loved the crazy roots. We learned that the thing below, when dried, is peeled apart and each of those nubs have little brushes on the end. They used by indigenous people as toothbrushes.
Anyone who asks Harriet what her favorite part of the trip, her answer is this -- finding an enormous snail.
Next up, the famous north shore shrimp trucks. Very popular and quite good.
We had talked to someone who recommended going to Laniakea beach to see turtles. There were a lot people there who also wanted to get a glimpse of the turtles, but there weren't many to see. It was overcast and they didn't feel like sunning themselves. We did see a few out in the water, but no good pics of them.
We kept moving and went to my favorite site of the trip– Waimea Valley and Falls. It was absolutely beautiful and Steve and I hiked up to the falls, while my mom and Harriet could a little trolley up there.
Along the way there are little gardens to walk through and people who are demonstrating different cultural things. Harriet and I made this lei bracelet at one of them as well as learning about instruments made from nature.
After that we went to another beach and hung out for a while and made sandcastles.
A fruit stand along the side of the road.