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Final Day in Hawaii

07.29.2010

During our final day in Hawaii, we decided to hunt down a couple of eating dives and chase the sunset at the beach.

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For lunch we enjoyed Kalua pork and Lomi salmon among other Hawaiian specialties at Young’s Fish Market.

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Talk about going local! This place was packed. (I took this photo after the lunch crowd left.)

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Hubs discerned what we would eat as I could not identify half the items on the menu.

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Sianna and Hubs could not wait to eat.

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Poi is a type of paste made from Taro. A local said that she didn’t mind eating it with some sugar on top. Having tried it earlier in the week, we passed on the poi.

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After lunch, Schäfer was entertained by the fish tank. They actually had Nemo inside!

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After lunch, we decided to take a bus over to Bubbies for some famous Mochi’s. Of course, we realized we were at the wrong bus stop so we had to walk a block up to get to another line. Then, thanks to Google Map’s “within 2 mile radius” we got off the bus too early. Of course, by this time, Schäfer had to use the bathroom and it was impossible to find a place. Thank goodness for Burger King. Eventually, we found Bubbies.

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It was worth the wait. Bubbies has plenty of ice cream and ice cream cakes along with other desserts, but their specialty is the ice cream Mochi ball.

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I had no idea what to expect from these famous Mochi’s so we ordered 12 just to be sure.

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The anticipation…

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Mochi’s are glutinous rice covered ice cream. YUM.

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For Schäfer, this turned out to be a good lesson in tasting each flavor, savoring a gourmet treat, and sharing.

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Sianna kept wanting to eat a Mochi, but then she was annoyed because they were cold. She’d forget that they were cold, so she’ d take another bite – only to be annoyed at the cold ice cream. Vicious cycle.

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Mochi’s made the O list. Our favorites were the chocolate peanut butter and root beer.

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Bliss.

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After Mochi’s, we decided to go back to the Guest House and let the kids take a much needed nap. Once they were refreshed, we headed down to the beach.

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Sianna moved rocks in and out of her bucket. She’s one busy organizer.

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Schäfer begged to be buried one final time.

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One last time to “wash off” in the ocean.

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One final toss in the air.

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The sun set before we were ready to stop playing.

Aloha O’ahu! We shall return!

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