Saturday, December 17, 2011
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Hitting the gym first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day. The mind and body is alert and ready to go!
Arick and Bryan are lounge lizards; they like to stay up and sleep in. The possibility of food may get them up and about. This is a vacation; everyone can do as they please-we’re keeping it stress free with no itinerary what so ever.
There are three sure things for today-that’s breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have more opportunity to try out different places.
We begin the day walking amid a light sprinkling of rain from the hotel to the beach front. It’s breezy, warm and sunny with a few scattered clouds. There’s even a gorgeous rainbow stretching from the beach to the swaying palm trees.
First stop for breakfast is at:
Eggs ‘n Things
2464 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
This is a cafeteria style breakfast place; you get in line, place your order and pay. There is then another line to wait for seating. The staff is very friendly and the turnover rate is pretty quick, people generally eat and leave. The location is fabulous; you get great ocean views!
I ordered a plain waffle with a side of bacon. Arick got the corned beef hash & eggs plate which included banana pancakes and Michael choice was turkey bacon & eggs with blueberry pancakes. The portion sizes are fairly decent and everything tasted good-nothing was too greasy. Their pancakes and waffles come with a huge mound of whipped cream-we all chose not to have it. Where’s Bryan? He’s still sleeping!
There are some scattered showers but that doesn’t deter Arick and I from lounging on the beach. From the distance, we hear the sound of a marching band and there’s a military parade going on; complete with soldiers and camouflage Humvees with machine guns on top!
Santa Claus is here too; he’s taking a breather and gearing up for the arrival of the BIG day on the 25th!
Not long after Bryan joins us; it’s time for lunch. We decide to try out one of the local food chains.
601 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, Hi 96815
This is a fast food place; order & pay at the counter and they will call your number when it’s ready-simple. The variety is endless; I can never decide when it comes to places like this. I end up with a mini order of Mahi Katsu with salad. The guys get a mini order of fried chicken and chili with rice and fries. If you like dessert, there is a Napoleon Bakery located inside the restaurant.
We head back to the hotel and take a walk around the International Marketplace and Food Court. This is your standard tourist stop with merchants selling tons of Hawaiian style jewelry and clothes. We check out the food court, Arick and I each get a coffee flavored ice cream at Hu-la-la’s. Yummy! There’s a lot of food choices here; Seafood & Shrimp, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Chinese, Korean, Burgers and more.
We return to Ohana’s and I head down to the pool area to catch the last rays of sun and to lounge in the Jacuzzi; it’s so relaxing. Later in the evening, we arrange to pick up Jericho (Michael’s son who lives in Hawaii) and have him spend the next few days with us.
The food of choice for dinner is Chinese; we’re going to Chinatown. We all need to eat more veggies.
Little Village Noodle House
1113 Smith St
Honolulu, HI 96817
Arick found this place via YELP so here we are! This place is bustling, there is a 15+ mins wait before we’re seated. We ordered 5 dishes plus a bowl of rice for everyone. There’s Orange Chicken, Volcano Pork Chop, Bean Curd Ong Choy, Dry Fried Beef Chow Fun and Minute Chicken Fried Noodle. Everything was delicious and I could taste the underlying flavor of the “woks’ breath”. It was a wonderful choice for dinner. I would definitely come here again.
Another day down and 4 more to go……..
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOVING EVERY MINUTE!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>