We made it to North Shore today, but not without a bump or two…ish.
Our caravan, of one car, left just as my cousin, who is a year and a half old, was supposed to start his first of two naps, we were going to be in the car for more than a hour so everyone figured he’d sleep on the way there. That happened, but only for 5 minutes. We stopped at the Dole Plantation where I learned, just by looking at plants, that pineapples grow out of the ground! Who knew?! Ate some pineapple ice cream and we were off again. Passed a lot of beaches in the car, saw some waves, turned around and stopped at Turtle Bay Resort for some lunch. Just as we sat down outside it started to rain. Not that typical Hawaiian sun shower that mists and cools you down, but the type of rain that’s cold and not really all that pleasant to sit in. SO, we left to try and find one of the other restaurants in the resort, but got lost. The whole time this rain mishap was going on my cousin was screaming so much his little nugget face was turning red. Remember, he didn’t take his nap. Well, we left, and got back in the car so that he could take a nap, and so that we could see a little more of the coast. I may have taken a short nap, but when I woke up we were back by the beaches and getting ready to stop at one. My uncle and I got out of the car and just sat on the beach for a bit and watched the waves, surfers, and kite boarders. After that we got some lunch and shaved ice, and headed back. The second half of the trip, post nap, was very nice. On my next trip, I would definitely love to spend a whole day just beach hopping and hangin’ out.
P.S. Here’s proof pineapples grow out of the ground.