Hawaii (Part I)

ahhhhhhhhhhh I can’t believe Hawaii was 3 weeks ago.  Feels like just yesterday we were lying on the beach and eating spam masubi’s ❤  I have about 6 posts about it~~ so bare with me people.  I need to relive such an awesome trip during the most stressful time at work.  LOL

Markel and I flew to Hawaii on a night flight out of LAX.  We were both tired and just ready to get to the white sand beaches of Hawaii!

Upon arrival, the weather was noticeably more humid than LA.  But were exciiiited!

When my mom picked us up, we went home for a delicious home cooked meal~~ something I had been craving for MONTHS.  My mom’s such a great cook and it was HEAVENLY to eat all her little treats.

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Next to my mom’s cooking~ the second thing I can’t WAIIIT to eat is PAPAYA!  There’s a rainbow papaya (red) and a yellow papaya.  The rainbow one is candy sweet and the yellow one is just fruit sweet.  haha I don’t know if that makes sense…LOL

My mom buys a case at a time from the distribution factory and they are SO incredibly fresh. *DROOL*

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View From My Parents’ Place ❤  right next to Ala Moana Beach and a short walk from waikiki ❤

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The first morning, Mike and I were there~ we went on a walk with my mom near her place along the beach.  She does this walk along ala moana beach and it leads to Magic Island.  SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TREK!  Here are some pics we took on our walk~

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Don’t some of these look like fake desktop photos??

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After our morning walk, we went to the Stadium Flea Market.  I hadn’t been here since 2005, so it was nice to go back there.  This place was literally EVERYTHING touristy.  Anything with Hawaiian print, Hawaiian souvenirs, etc.  The three of us bought some nice things and also got a few items for my mom’s big birthday cruise at the end of the week (she wanted a Hawaiian theme).

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Isn’t this so cool??  If Mike and I had a bigger place, we totally would have taken one of these bad boys home.  These are all hand carved from a specific kind of tree in Hawaii.

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Next Up?  Dole Plantation!  YUMMM

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We also went to Turtle Beach next to North Shore, but the turtles weren’t out to play =(

For dinner, my bro and his wife came over for dinner to eat my mama’s amazing cooking.   Since I don’t get to eat my mama’s food often, I always pig out whenever I can get it.  She makes the best side dishes, kimchi, meat, noodles…EVERYTHING!!  *droooooooooool *

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