This past weekend, my husband and I were blessed to be able to fly back home to Hawaii to witness 2 beautiful weddings and to see our family and friends. The second we landed it was go time for us as we wanted to squeeze as much time in with our loved ones within a week.
While my husband was on the entourage for one wedding, I managed to make it to both weddings in one day, I was able to witness the ceremony of our good friends just in time to make it to the other side of the island for my little cousin’s reception. Both weddings were so beautiful and filled with so much love and we could not have been any more happier for the two couples.
Hawaii is known for good food and beautiful beaches. Other than bento’s, poke and spam musubi’s, North Shore was on the top of our list of places we needed to go to and where we spent most of our time during our stay.
Our favorite beach and first stop is usually 3 Tables better known as Pupukea. The water isn’t rough and it’s also perfect for snorkeling.
This is Waimea. There’s a giant rock on the far left where you can jump off into the water.
Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck in Haleiwa, this is a must when in Haleiwa or Kahuku
Giovanni’s Shrimp Scampi (garlicky goodness)
Shaved ice from Matsumoto’s
And Dole Whip from the Dole Plantation. The one on the right has Li Hing topping on it.
The drive back home is even breath taking.
While back home, I realized that I never really appreciated living in Hawaii as much as I do today. I already miss the scenic drives, the beaches and having our families all in one place. Hawaii and the people in it will ALWAYS hold a special place in our hearts.
A Hui Hou Kakou…until we meet again