Thursday, June 04, 2015

Hawaii 2015: Day 5

The second half of our week is pretty packed full of things to do.  Today we got up early to hit Leonard's Bakery for their famous hot malasadas, but first made a stop at the McDonald's next door for something quick to eat.  We didn't have time today for a sit down breakfast.  Tomorrow we plan to hit Ray's Cafe again so that my Dad and brother can experience it too.  Since Leonard's is primarily a bakery, they didn't really have much breakfast food that would carry us through the day.  Not that McDonald's is anything great, but it works in a pinch. 
I got a blueberry and pomegranate smoothie that was pretty darn tasty.  

Leonard's was not far from our hotel and actually on the way to the freeway.  It was a quick 20 minute stop that fulfilled one of our checklist places to visit.

Made fresh to order, these puppies were hot!

Our main event of the day was to go to Kualoa Ranch where many movies including Jurassic Park and Windtalkers were filmed.  Nick, Christopher and my Dad planned to do a two hour ATV tour around the ranch while my Mom and I waited.  After not being able to maneuver the ATV well, my Dad decided to stay back with us.  To make up for the cost of the ATV tour, we all were able to go on a bus tour, which I quite enjoyed.  

My Dad is the second from last driver veering off to the sides.  Luckily he knows when enough is enough and told the tour guide to go on without him. He's a pretty good sport because my Mom and I got a pretty good giggle. 

We stopped at one of the best kept bunkers from WWII.  From the entrance of the bunker was a great view. 

While we were waiting for everyone to take their pictures at the Jurassic Park log, Christopher and Nick's tour pulled up along side. 

This is the actual log from the first Jurassic Park movie that the kids hid under when the T-rex was trying to get them. 

Oh brother. 


After the ATV adventure and bus tour, we headed back and did a quick drive through the National Memorial Cemetery at Punchbowl before hitting a sports bar near our hotel to watch the Warrior's game.  

I was surprised to see how many Warrior's fans there are in Hawaii.  Nick said that a lot of times since Hawaii doesn't have any sports teams of its own the locals will adopt teams from California.  Unfortunately for me, even with all the enthusiastic sports goers at the bar I still couldn't get into the game until the last few minutes.  Basketball just isn't my sport.  

At least I got mozzarella sticks!

Giant pizza pan sized Kalua nachos

Kalua pork and bacon BBQ pizza.

With only one full day left to go I can't believe how quickly this week has gone.  Doesn't that always happen?  When you're at your desk the week couldn't go by any slower, but when on vacation everything just zips on by.   Here's to one more full day of rest and relaxation.


1 comment:

Christopher Chin said...

Wow, that video had the lowest quality I've ever seen!