Dole Plantation logo from their web site
The entry to the Dole Plantation, from their web site
The Pineapple Garden Maze was certified as the world’s largest maze in 2008, photo from Dole Plantation’s web site
From Daddy: After another breakfast at McDonald’s before 8 a.m., the boy and I returned to Kuhio Beach.
We arrive to this view at Kuhio Beach, and he walks out on the path, July 29, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Kuhio Beach panorama, July 29, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
Playing on Kuhio Beach after breakfast and waiting for Mommy, July 29, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
He played while he waited for Mommy and I allowed him to go out to shallow parts of the water. (Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41I6kX4TGBg to watch him dig.)
When Mommy arrived, they got to swim!
Mommy and boy out for a swim, July 29, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
By 9 a.m., Kuhio Beach was already very warm, July 29, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
Mommy and boy swam out to the retaining wall, July 29, 9:17 a.m.
Mommy LOVED the blue waters of Oahu, July 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Later, we went out to the Dole Plantation.
World’s Largest Maze declared in 2008, photo from Dole Plantation’s web site
Our first stop was the Pineapple Garden Maze!
We eventually found all eight markers inside the maze. This photo was taken July 29, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
We were much hotter after the 51 minutes required to locate all eight markers and return to the entrance, July 29, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Next, lunch and dessert. (Warning: Despite what they say, I might not have reacted well to the Dole Whip.)
We had lunch at the Plantation Grille, photo from their web site
Afterward, we rode on the Pineapple Express Train Tour! (Click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq4Z-J045_s to see the train pull out of the station.)
All aboard the Pineapple Express, July 29, 2016
The Pineapple Express was a fun ride of twenty-ish minutes, viewing fruit and crops, photo from their web site
I declined the plantation tour afterward, photo from their web site
He still found the opportunity to climb, July 29, 2016, 2:13 p.m. Click below or <a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJUCQu8YfWQ to watch
Yum! Pineapple Dole Whip for dessert, July 29, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
Back to back with me, he preferred his Dole Whip without actual pineapple chucks, however sweet, July 29, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
A great afternoon with his cousins, July 29, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Much later, dinner at Nico’s Pier 38.
Nico’s logo, from their web site
Great family photo, July 29, 2016, 6:14 p.m.
The kid’s table, July 29, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
There was some rain and a slight rainbow as we exited, July 28, 6:57 p.m.
After dinner, we made our way to the Hilton Hawaiian Village and waited for Friday night fireworks (click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBK68iTpdps
Fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, July 29, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
What a great day!
Mommy left to Borrego Springs. Per his request, dinner at Elephant Bar, August 5, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
After dinner, per my request, we visited the Serramonte Turtles at the Koi pond, August 5, 7:05 p.m.