Monday, December 16, 2013

Hawaii (Days 2 & 3)

Hawaii Day 2
We left the hotel early to get over to the swap meet at the Aloha Stadium.  The swap meet is a must for those wanting to get good deals on Hawaiian trinkets.  Rick purchased a long sleeve T.  I got some handmade Hawaiian soaps and some locally made jams.  Brach and Kendra got some hats and shirts for the Boman family.  And Skylar bartered himself a nice ukelele and case for 100 bucks!!  ( He has been serenading us in the car ever since:)  It was a fun time! 
About 20 minutes into our shopping spree Rick decided to leave to find a Wal-Mart because he realized with horror at 4 o'clock that morning that he didn't bring any Sunday clothes!  Since there were no Sunday pants to be found at the swap meet he took off to find some, leaving me with no money and no camera.  (I didn't have any pockets and he was carrying them for me.) 
It turned out ok though.  I hung with B & K and they took care of me:)
So no pics of the swap meet!
Next we drove through the inner part of the island to get up to the Laie Temple.  Skylar, Sarah, Brach, Kendra, and I went in and did some sealings...... 
...while Grandpa took care of Rafe.  Actually, there wasn't much taking care of to do because Rafe just slept in the back seat while Rick drove around to see some sights.
Here's a pic of our 7 passenger mini van. 
It's a tight squeeze for B & K in the backseat with Rafe's carseat but they don't complain:)
Another temple picture at the street level.
After the temple we grabbed some lunch at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck.
This was a must for the shrimp lovers in the family.
Sarah and I opted for a taco:)
There is the truck in the background.
I love this face!!
Rafe barely has two teeth so he gums everything he eats!!
Pictures at the corn cutout.....
Our plans were to next go to the PCC but changed because the lateness of the hour.  We knew we would not be able to get our money's worth if we went that late so we opted for Waimea Bay.  Rick, Brach and Sarah enjoyed getting pounded in the HUGE WAVES!
Seriously the surf is super strong there on the North Shore.
Kenni and Rafe having fun!
Someone snuck a picture with my camera as Rick and I were enjoying the view.
Ever since we arrived on Oahu we have been wanting to climb one of the amazing trees.
We took the opportunity before we left Waimea bay.
Skylar and Sarah
Brach and Kenni
Rick and I

Our second day was full!!

The next day was Sunday and I don't have any pictures uploaded yet.  We all packed up our bags and loaded the car.  We found a meetinghouse and attended the block of a very nice ward there in Waikiki.  Afterwards, we had a quick lunch and then headed to the airport.  We caught a short flight over to Kauai and then got settled into our condos at the Lawai Beach Resort on the south end of the island.   We are looking forward to seeing this beautiful island for the next couple of days.

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