Touring the island with Cindy and Derek began with breakfast at Sweet E’s, a casual café with yummy and unique dishes. Then we drove along the east side of the island, stopping along the way at the typical tourist spots for a quick view and photo.
Next we stopped in Kailua for shave ice at The Local…all natural made from fruit gown locally in the Hawaiian Islands...awesome flavor!
Then we traveled the beautiful North Shore coastline and made our way to Laie for garlic shrimp at Giovanni’s, the original shrimp truck, and BBQ corn from Uncle Woody’s (so good!). We also had sliced ripe mango…the best I think I’ve ever had!
From there, we headed to “Turtle Beach”, but didn’t stop because it was pouring rain. About that same time traffic slowed to a crawl after a major accident. After spending over an hour in bumper-to-bumper traffic, we decided to spend some time in Haliewa until the traffic cleared.
We shopped at a little boutique, had dinner at Luibueno’s for the first time, and then headed home at sunset.
Although it was a longer day than we all original planned, we had a fun time with friends and enjoyed some fabulous eats! And we have a list of places to visit on several Saturdays to come…thanks to Cindy and Derek!