Hawaiian Pineapple

Dole Plantation logo from their web site

Dole Plantation logo from their web site

The entry to the Dole Plantation, 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

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.

2016 07 29 07.54.00 Kuhio Beach panorama, July 29, 2016, 7:54 a.m.

We arrive to this view at Kuhio Beach, and he walks out on the path, July 29, 2016, 7:54 a.m.

2016 07 29 07.59.41 Kuhio Beach panorama, July 29, 2016, 7:59 a.m.

Kuhio Beach panorama, July 29, 2016, 7:59 a.m.

2016 07 29 08.08.50 Kuhio Beach, July 29, 2016, 8:08 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!

2016 07 29 08.52.17 Kuhio Beach, July 29, 2016, 8:52 a.m.

Mommy and boy out for a swim, July 29, 2016, 8:52 a.m.

2016 07 29 09.16.47 Kuhio Beach, July 29, 2016, 9:16 a.m.

By 9 a.m., Kuhio Beach was already very warm, July 29, 2016, 9:16 a.m.

2016 07 29 09.17.10 Kuhio Beach, July 29, 9:17 a.m.

Mommy and boy swam out to the retaining wall, July 29, 9:17 a.m.

2016 07 29 09.28.54 Kuhio Beach, July 29, 2016, 9:23 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

World’s Largest Maze declared in 2008, photo from Dole Plantation’s web site

Our first stop was the Pineapple Garden Maze!

Dole Pineapple Garden Maze

We entered the Pineapple Garden Maze happily on July 29, 2016, 11:58 a.m. Order this photo at http://doleplantation.photoreflect.com/store/Orderpage.aspx?pi=Y53I02CH030049&po=19&pc=30

We eventually found all eight markers inside the maze. This photo was taken July 29, 2016, 12:04 p.m.

We eventually found all eight markers inside the maze. This photo was taken July 29, 2016, 12:04 p.m.

2016 07 29 12.49.58 Dole Pineapple Garden Maze, July 29, 2016, 12:49 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

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.)

2016 07 29 Dole Train, July 29, 2016

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

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

I declined the plantation tour afterward, photo from their web site

2016 07 29 14.13.38 Climbing, July 29, 2016, 2:13 p.m.

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

2016 07 29 14.40.56 Dole dessert, July 29, 2016, 2:40 p.m.

Yum! Pineapple Dole Whip for dessert, July 29, 2016, 2:40 p.m.

2016 07 29 14.41.00 Dole dessert, July 29, 2016, 2:41 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.

2016 07 29 14.59.08 Cousins, July 29, 2016, 2:59 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

Nico’s logo, from their web site

Great family photo, July 29, 2016, 6:14 p.m.

Great family photo, July 29, 2016, 6:14 p.m.

The kid's table, July 29, 2016, 6:06 p.m.

The kid’s table, July 29, 2016, 6:06 p.m.

2016 07 29 18.57.08 Rainbow, July 28, 6:57 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.

Fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, July 29, 2016, 8:04 p.m.

What a great day!

Yesterday

2016 08 05 18.26.58-2 Elephant Bar, August 5, 2016, 6:26 p.m.

Mommy left to Borrego Springs. Per his request, dinner at Elephant Bar, August 5, 2016, 6:26 p.m.

2016 08 05 19.05.55 Serramonte Turtles, August 5, 7:05 p.m.

After dinner, per my request, we visited the Serramonte Turtles at the Koi pond, August 5, 7:05 p.m.

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