Hawaii Day 3, part 2 – Dole Plantation

After a morning in the surf at Waimea Bay, we headed to the Dole Plantation. It was conveniently located on our way home.*

Getting ready for a train ride around the plantation.

David was my fresh pineapple partner in crime. Here, we share a pineapple smoothie. Sooooo yummy! Matthew prefers dried pineapple. He was disappointed by my beverage choice.

Train rides are fun and informative!

Pineapples grow on bushes! Who knew?

I think they probably should have switched sides.

Couldn’t resist.

Look! A pineapple on a bush!

No, David. You can’t take it home to show Daddy.

Feeding the koi.

Matthew tried very hard to get the hang of the Hawaiin “hang ten” wave. Note – you do NOT put it up to your ear.

He’s happier than he looks. It was a very long day.

After our train tour, we decided to try our hand at the world’s largest (and possibly only) pineapple maze. We got through about 1/3 of it before we were too hot and tired to do any more. We hopped into the car and headed home, straight into rush hour traffic. The boys were real champs in the car, though. And we made it eventually. And then we celebrated with some pineapple. Yum.

* You know what’s great about driving around on an island? You can only get so lost. Hit the ocean, and you know you’ve gone too far! And yes, I got lost. Every. Single. Day.


August 21, 2012. family, trips.

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