Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Dole Plantation and a Hula Show



Good grief, it's already Thursday. Our time here in Oahu has flown by. Yesterday, we headed out to the Dole Plantation on the northwest side of the island. A small train took us around the plantation where we viewed the various crops that are farmed there. Can you guess my favorite plant? It wasn't the pineapple, it was the plant that makes...



Chocolate!!!

After the train tour, we sat down to have pineapple icecream with fresh pineapple on it. That alone, was worth the trip. The next best part was the incredible gardens on the site. There were an abundance of beautiful hibiscus flowers in every shade imaginable. We were planning to go to the botanical gardens, but I think the Dole gardens took care of the botanical craving.



We grabbed dinner and then dropped off Dad at the hotel. His feet weren't holding up anymore and he decided he was going to call it a day. Mom, Linda and I walked over to see a hula show, thanks to Stephen Hopson's advice: Free places to go on Oahu. This show featured local talent and some older dancers:



After the show, I discovered that I sat on some bird droppings and decorated my very favorite capri pants. I spent the rest of the night washing out my clothes. So a word of advice for those who are going to see the hula show on the grass: bring a towel to sit on!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful! And I would love to try the pineapple ice cream! Yum

Stephen Hopson said...

Beautiful pictures! I love how blogging like this allows your fans to follow you around the world. Thanks to crystal clear photos, we all feel as if we were with you, licking pineapple ice cream (gosh, that sounds DELICIOUS).

Abbie said...

My goodness Karen, these pictures are beautiful! How does the chocolate taste? :)

You just gave me a great idea to make ice cream now...