We stopped at a gas station, always in search of food that "isn't normal" to us we found this sushi looking thing. It was chicken on a chunk of rice and super yummy. I'll take that gas station food any
http://www.sundriedspecialties.com/) ran this awesome shop with fresh catches from the ocean every day. It was really amazing seafood. He and Jeremy hit it off really well and had a sit down chat about the area and life stories. It was really cool. In the end, he let us try a new recipe he was trying out and gave us a couple of T-shirts.
I had the salmon and it was quite possibly the best thing I ate. SO YUM!
Jeremy had some conference meetings he had to attend so guess where I spent the day? When he woke up that morning he asked me where I was going to go. I just looked at him and said "nowhere." But I actually did go into town to check out some shops and spent the rest of the afternoon in this cabana. I Face-Timed the kids and Coy wanted me walk around the island showing him everything. I had to explain "internet" once again to the bewilderment of my kids who don't understand that wireless doesn't mean magic. I was missing my kids especially that day.
That night we headed out to a restaurant called The Canoe House. We watched a beautiful sunset and had yummy food. We had Hawaiian Lava Flow drinks but I secretly like Noelle's and Kristi's Lava Flows better.
While driving on the coast, we came across a little village. It was Lapakahi State Historical Park. It was a mile long trail that showed you different things throughout this ancient village. How these people ate, lived, cooked, fished etc. It was super cool and we spent quite a bit of time there.
http://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/) and still have a great time in Hawaii. It was HUGE!! From the main entrance you can take a train to the tower you are staying at or you can walk it. Without stopping, on a brisk pace we could make it from our car to our room in 15 minutes. HOLY COW!! There were many many restaurants, places to swim with animals, snorkel a million pools, shopping and much more. We even went to a mini zoo.
Finally time to go home. I missed my kids so much and the flight coming home couldn't go any slower. We had such a fun and busy week and Hawaii is a great place to visit. Next time we have got to hop to different islands!