Monday, June 3, 2013

the big pineapple


We spent a little over 2.5 days in Honolulu. I went to Hawaii when I was in high school so it was a dream come true to be able to go there with Vincent. 

The first day we went to the Dole Planation and of course had the pineapple ice cream. To. Die. For. After that, we headed to North Shore and had photos taken by Ashley Goodwin Photography for our 5 year anniversary. We had a great time and I can't wait to see what she managed to pull off ;)

The next day, we headed to Pearl Harbor. We opted to go to the USS Missouri which ended up being awesome. We got to see where the Japanese surrendered to the Allies and tour a pretty cool piece of history.

We hit up the swap meet for about an hour. We got some cute gifts for family and Vincent bought a ukulele! 

Next we hustled over to Diamond Head to go for a hike. We rushed to the top because we got there at 4 and the park closes at 6 (as in you don't get out, your car is trapped. yikes). We made it to the top in under 25 minutes and we were pooped. It's not a bad or long hike but like I said - 4PM. It's a great view and I'm glad I got to share it with Vincent. 

Lastly, we went to Waikiki. We walked up and down the main strip, dipped our toes in the Pacific, then heading to dinner at this great seafood restaurant right on  the beach. It was lovely.

The next morning, we hit up Jamba Juice and Vincent got his Loco Moco. We spent the morning driving around just seeing the area. :)

Can't wait to go back! 

pineapple ice cream at the Dole Plantation 

North Shore
lunch in front of the USS Missouri
surrender deck
before the hike
walking around and dinner at Waikiki
Jamba Juice and Loco Moco!!


  1. Oh man, sooooo jealous! I would love to go to HI! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. My pleasure. It's an awesome place to visit. My cousin lived there for 3 years (hubs is in the Navy) and she liked it. Thanks for checking out my post!!