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!