Monday, October 29, 2012

Always Sunny On The North Shore

Fresh Dole Whip Cone!

Whenever I need to get away from city life in Honolulu, a nice day trip on the North Shore cures the blues and rejuvenates. It is literally and metaphorically always "sunny" on the North Shore. The living is easy and simple, and the people have a more laid-back vibe. There's little to worry about. Plus, the beautifully-pure seashore is just a car ride and sandy footsteps away. You won't find the typical overcrowded Waikiki beach out here.

Although the drive from town is extremely long (for us, locals), I never mind it. The scenery is just gorgeous. Miles and miles of land, crops, and the sea and sky as a blue backdrop. What more could you ask for?

Brian and I went out to get Giovanni's garlic shrimp that I was craving and eventually moseyed on home around sunset. Let me tell you, if you have the chance to watch the sunset out on the North Shore, do it. It is the most eye-catching thing you will see.

Going to the North Shore is a staycation in itself. And I always come back with a clearer mind and calm soul. Very refreshing!

Check out my adventure: Dole Plantation, Laniakea Beach, Giovanni's Shrimp and finally Aoki's Shave Ice before our drive back home.


Fresh cut Pineapple!

Long line for DOLE WHIP!

Onto Laniakea (Turtle) Beach for some Turtle watching

100 lb Turtle

Giovanni's!!! Two plates of Garlic Shrimp please!

One last time at Aoki's Shave Ice before they close for good :(

Cream Soda and Strawberry with Condensed Milk (Cream Splash) plus Vanilla Ice Cream underneath!

A week later, we're back on the North Shore for MORE shrimp and Polynesian Cultural Center's Haunted Lagoon in Laie!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh goodness.. i'm so hungry now... but I just need to hop into bed and stay away from my fridge. I'm surely going to have a food dream of two tonight!! ha!

    xx Love & Aloha