HAWAII — Day 2
As I mentioned in my Day 1 entry, we’re staying in a condo for the next few days. Here’s the view from the back terrace, looking to the right . . .
. . . and here’s the view to the left:
Martha (my half-sister) and I walked down to the beach and photographed each other:
Two observations about the double-photo above:
1) We didn’t plan to stand with identical poses.
2) I’m white.
We wandered the grounds and checked out the swimming pool:
Then Martha snorkeled in Keone Nui Bay (which is connected to the Pacific Ocean):
Here’s a photo of me going in the water:
Martha and my mom decided it would be a good idea to sit around and read . . .
. . . so I walked to the end of the beach. Here’s a photo that shows where I walked from:
This was the view at the very end:
In the mid-afternoon, we drove to a town called Lahaina . . .
. . . and got shave ice:
Note: it’s not called “shaved ice.” There’s no dee on the end of “shave,” for some reason, and let me tell you, it really bothers me. I had three flavors on mine: pineapple, watermelon, and lime (with a “snow cap” [sweetened condensed milk] and a scoop of macadamia ice cream on the bottom).
Then we wandered into a zillion stores and browsed/shopped for crap that we didn’t need:
Here’s what the street looked like in the late afternoon:
Here’s a photo that just . . . makes me happy:
Have you heard of banyan trees? Neither had I until Martha took us to see a HUGE one near the harbor. The following photo (which shows me *in* the tree) doesn’t even begin to capture the enormity:
We walked all over the place . . .
. . . and saw lots of beautiful sights. In one particular spot, this was the view to my right . . .
. . . and to my left:
For dinner, we ended up at a place called Aloha Mixed Plate. Here are the ladies . . .
. . . and here’s what I ate:
On the left: garlic fries with “a sprinkling of fukikake.”
In the center: coconut prawns.
On the right: fish and beef (with some teriyaki chicken hiding underneath).
Here’s one final photo of me and my mom: