Aloha from Oahu!

Today marked the official “first day” of this family trip to Hawaii, and we decided to rent a car to go around the island of Oahu. We passed by the infamous Pearl Harbor and decided to take a train-guided tour of the Dole Plantation – really fun and informative. Did you know that there are over 160 varieties of pineapple? I didn’t even know there were 160 different kinds of fruit. 😀

Oh, and another thing about Hawaii. I’ve been here just under 24 hours, but it seems like every word I read is a random juxtaposition of vowels. Seriously, I don’t can’t read consonants anymore. Everything is “Kaluauioiua’a” this or “Kalioahua” that. (Yes, I made those words up, but I’m sure if I look hard enough on this island, I can find them on a building.) I walked downstairs earlier this morning and saw the word “Registration” over the concierge’s desk, and a weird smile came to my face – I guess it’s the type of satisfaction you experience when you can actually pronounce a word.

We’re booked for a tour of Hilo (on the “Big Island”) this Friday, so till then, aloha!

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  1. Oh my gosh…. i L.O.V.E. pineapple…

    My mouth is watering now…

    Volcano? seriously, you have to take pictures!

    I live vicariously through others..this is what happens when from 2001-2009 I have been to college station 3 times, dallas one, san antonio once, oklahoma once, and austin probably a dozen times…

    Oh how I miss


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