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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2006 from 'Ewa Beach, Hawaii

It’s beautiful, sunny, green, blue skies, clear ocean water, and gorgeous all around. I was greeted by my host Craig with a lei. It was night time so I didn’t get to see much last night, but I did get to have a loco moco for my first meal. It consists of a couple hamburger patties, gravy, eggs, and rice. As Craig was telling me it can clog your arteries pretty fast.

This morning Craig’s friend Jennifer met up with me to give me a introductory driving tour of Oahu. We saw the North Shore, Dole Plantation, Waikiki, some other places and tons of amazing scenery. We spent most of the day in the car but made a few stops. I had some fresh coconut milk, which was a great treat and tasted pretty good. Walking along the North Shore beach was amazing to watch the surfers, big waves, warm water, and these guys to shred. Is shred just a snowboarding term or can it be used for surfing as well? And wow, Waikiki is quite the place. I’ve never been anywhere tropical like this and never to a resort town like that. The only resorts I’ve ever been to are ski resorts for the most part, which I’ll sure be missing this winter.

It was a beautiful day. It’s definitely a different culture here than on the “mainland.” And there are no snakes, lots of local foods and traditions, white people are a minority, and for anyone who doesn’t know …pineapples grow in the ground, not on trees. I also learned that this is a busy place, it seems like the traffic here is worse than what I experienced in LA, Seattle, San Francisco, or Chicago. There’s a reason why they call the H1 highway a parking lot. As for me, I can’t wait to get back to the beach and maybe just not move for the entire day.

Blog Date Posted: Dec 6, 2006 | 320 words | comments 6 Comments
Comment by Emily
From Oneonta, NY

Diamond Head is very touristy but a great hike. It has an excellent view when you get up to the top. Just idea of something to do while you are on Oahu.

Comment by Jen
From Home of the NFC Division North Champs, IL

Pineapples don't grow on trees? Wow, you just turned my world upside down there, I don't know what to believe in any more. Huh, fancy that! See if you can get an authentic 'plate lunch', from what the Travel channel has shown me it's like 6 meals on a giant plate. (No giant burger though)

Comment by Kristi Sauer
From Hugo, MN

I am soooo jealous! I want to get married in Hawaii!

Comment by Barb and Lowell
From L'Anse across the Bay, MI

Well, Bugsy, you made the FRONT page of The L'Anse Sentinel today. Great article and nicely done. We are learning so much as you travel this great land of ours. Such a great lesson in USA history, geography, etc. the whole ball of wax as they say. Have fun. B and L

Comment by dad
From baraga, MI

Bugsy, according to your days by area or population, you should only stay in Hawaii 2 days max!! : )

Comment by tia
From Honolulu, HI

Hey Justin.. next time youre in hono... you should go up on a hike on Makapu'u trail.. very nice,.. especially the months during thanksgiving and after christmas, if youre lucky you can see whales up on top the cliff, and the nice view of the sunset if you go later in the afternoon. Aloha.. well glad you enjoyed it here. pS Haha Yes thank you for mentioning that PINEAPPLES dont GROW on TREES>.. lol thats funny!! TIA