We started out our Valentine's Day at the farmer's market. Had some yummy freshly popped kettle corn on the left and fried green tomatoes on the right (thank you South Carolina).
After breakfast at Duke's, we headed to Waikiki Beach for some fun in the sun.
My Blossom imitation. One of my finer moments.
Love my new yellow sun hat!Went for a day time booze cruise. Turned out to be rough waters. We were soaked and had to hang on. If you've seen The Perfect Storm it was something like that.
First stop: Dole Plantation. We enjoyed some pineapple ice cream and took pictures of baby pineapples! Lunch time stop at a famous North Shore shrimp truck. I had spicy and Alyson had scampi. It was pretty spicy and I do spicy!
After lunch we made a stop to see if Winnie was ready to go home. See the previous post about Winnie being sick.
That's Steve-O on the left showing us what's still wrong with the wagon and what's going to break next. Boo :(
After we sent Lauren home with Winnie, we made a stop at Turtle Beach and were lucky enough to have a few turtles up on the beach. A first for me! This is a young male and he looks just like the turtles in Finding Nemo.
Afternoon treat at Matsumoto's Hawaiian Shaved Ice. I believe Alyson had melon and ??? The ice cream under the ice is amazing.
As we all know, Alyson has an eye for fashion. Here she is picking out her Hawaiian dress for a luau later that night at your local Honolulu Sears. Doesn't she look lovely!
Took a cruise on Tantalus. Diamond Head is in the background with Waikiki to the right.
Lauren and I took Alyson, Candice and Michelle to hike Diamond Head. Another beautiful day in Hawaii. Waikiki is in the background. You have to climb in and out of a bunker at the top, requires a squat and waddle maneuver. That's Lauren and I getting ready to head back down.
While Candice and Michelle were here visiting, we made a trip to Aloha Stadium for the Pro Bowl. I enjoyed a little tailgating before Alyson's arrival.
Classic picture of Lauren and I partaking in the food table. I choose to pull up a chair and stay awhile. Pulled my chair away from the table and enjoying the shade of Jeff. The whole group! Are we great at arranging ourselves for a group picture or what! Can you see Winnie in the picture? She's got her tail end open for the tailgate to the far left! The girls of Delaware taught my how to play flip cup! And then it was off to get sister.
Lauren's friends Candice and Michelle came out to visit. Here are a few pictures from their visit.
We got a nice group together for a day time booze cruise. From left to right: Shelly, Natalie, Lauren, Candice, Michelle, ME and front row Jackie and Val. We made Michelle take a picture with the life jacket because we were told only adults didn't have to wear them. FYI: Michelle is very short.
Winnie got sick on the North Shore today. Lauren and her friends took her for a day trip and she did not make it back to Waikiki. Lucky for Lauren, she broke down at a full service gas station. She has a faulty alternator that's draining our battery. So in the mean time we get to drive a luxury compact rental car, meaning power steering and functioning door handles. I'll be sure to let you know when Winnie is feeling better and back home. I'll be sure to post pictures later...yes that's right. Lauren was sure to document this adventure by photo essay, including the hour and forty-five minute bus ride home!
Laure and Candace with our mechanic, Steve-O.