This is week 2 of my Hawaii adventure! If you haven’t read week 1 yet, then click here!
Okay, so I left off on Sunday, the last day of week 1. Here I go with week 2, day 8!
As I mentioned in my previous post, this was the day my family and I were going to a Luau. A Luau is basically this big Hawaiian feast where hundreds of people eat delicious authentic food while getting entertained by a number traditional hawaiian dances.
So that evening, my family drove to the Grand Wailea, which is this beautiful resort where the Luau was being held.
Once we arrived, we followed the signs and pretty pathways to the Luau (as we stood in the line to enter the Luau, I realized, in my excitement, I had left the tickets inside our car that was parked sooo far away. As expected, I had to tredge back to get them. Luckily, we didn’t miss anything.)
Finally, we entered the Luau. There were dozens of tables set up, and there was also a bar where we got yummy drinks. I got a delicious non-alcoholic piña colada :).
We also got pretty lais and seashell necklaces.
The most exciting part was probably the food and there was a lot of it. It was a buffet style dinner with too many different kinds of dishes to choose from. We ate ’till we were full.
While we were eating there were some hula dancers on stage demonstrating the traditional hula dances.
After the delicious dinner was over, we were served different kinds of deserts. I obviously had to try all five of them being the dessert lover I am. They were SO good. Among the desserts, there were guava, pineapple, coconut, chocolate,and macadamia nut flavored treats.
Look at the beautiful sunset!
After watching some more amazing performances that included fire dances, we called it a night, and headed back to our apartment.
The next day, we drove to the beautiful city of Wailuku (don’t ask me how to pronounce it, I have no idea how).
This was less like a city and more like a green paradise. There were beautiful trees, mountains, and even this adorable river hidden behind the bushes. We roamed around and I took a lot of pictures.
Here’s my brother attempting to climb this rock ;).
We went to this cute little restaurant where we had some yummy food for dinner.
My mom had some office work so my dad took my brother and I to the beach.
But before that, can you guess what we stopped for? More fresh coconut water.
Aren’t these coconuts adorable?!
We didn’t stop at just the coconut water, we also ate the very refreshing coconut meat on the inside of the coconut!
In the afternoon, we picked our mom from the apartment and went to the town next to Kihei, called Wailea. There was this little shopping complex with a bunch of fancy shops.
There was even a famous cookie shop called the Honolulu Cookie Company. This shop was sooo pretty and my brother and I had one too many cookie samples :). These cookies were so good, so we decided to take a bunch of them for our friends back home.
After that we roamed around the other shops. There were also a few stands set up outside with free samples!
I can’t even tell you how good this bread pudding was.
We stopped at the Honolulu Coffee cafe for a Kona coffee frappuccino.
Coincidently, there was a performance there by a Grammy nominated Hawaiian singer, Raiatea Helm. Which was AWESOME.
In the afternoon, we went to the town of Lahaina again to check out this really cool coffee plantation and also my dad wanted to buy locally grown coffee for one of his good friends.
After that, we ate dinner at the well known sea-side restaurant called, Bubba Gump, a character based on the movie, Forest Gump. The food was REALLY good and the restaurant itself was really cool.
Look at this amazing view that we while eating our lunch at Bubba Gump!
After lunch, we walked around and stopped at Ono Gelato, where we got the best pistachio gelato I’ve ever eaten :).
While eating the gelato, my mom and I stopped at this really cool shop where I spotted a bunch of adorable owls.
After window shopping some more we went back to the apartment.
This was our last day before we flew back home, so where did we spend it? At a lavender farm of course!
On our way there, we stopped at another cute little farm with gorgeous flowers, owls, and chickens.
After our quick stop, we arrived at the lavender farm.
We first went to the gift shop, which contained a variety of purple items including purple popcorn!
I got this delicious buttery lavender scone.
I almost stepped on this little guy!
and even more pictures of lavender,
we drove to the next farm.
It was called the Surfing Goat Dairy farm. And no, we didn’t see a single surfing goat. It was quite sad indeed.
There were goats, though.
After our lunch that included fresh goat cheese sandwich, we drove back to the apartment.
Later that evening, we went to this restaurant called Monkey Pod. Don’t know why it’s named that, but nevertheless it was absolutely delicious. A perfect ending meal to our Hawaiian adventure.
This chocolate cream pie wasn’t half bad either ;).
After buying a green juice for the way, we drove to the airport and waited for our plane to arrive while I played Sudoku (I’ve been a bit obsessed with this lately).
We walked into our plane where I actually ran into my English teacher. Nothing like running into a teacher over summer break ;).
Anyways, we saw our last beautiful Hawaii sunset which was pretty sad, but as soon as we saw the familiar city lights, I knew we were back home in California!
There you go, my crazy and spontaneous Hawaii adventure!
For more crazy family trips and spontaneous adventures, look out for more tastes of my life! 😉