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Hawaii Days 4 and 5

Day 4

We went back to Poipu Beach.  Ava was in a stage where instead of being nice to the birds she just yelled at them.  We had been talking about how one of the sparrows was dirty and I think she took it to heart and decided that all the birds on the beach were dirty.  So if a bird came to close, she would yell about how it was a dirty bird.


We spent some time at the house to help Ava get back to her happy self and we spent the afternoon shopping in Hanapepe.  My favorite store is the Aloha Spice Company.  Even better, my favorite bakery is Midnight Bear Breads.  This bakery is amazing and you have to get there early because they close when they run out of stuff, which was sometimes two hours before their closing time.  Not only is their coffee good and strong, but they make the most amazing lunches.  One is homemade bread with avocados and radishes on top.


Day 5

We drove to the other side of the island to experience Ke’e Beach.  It takes about 1.5 hours to reach the beach, but fortunately Ava is a great traveler.  We stopped for some smoothies and shopping along the way.  Unfortunately we missed the 11-3pm window that the Hanalei Taro & Juice Co. was open, both visiting too early and too late before I figured out their hours online.  We’ll have to go back next year because they make the best homemade ginger beer.


The rain poured down when we were about 30 minutes from the beach.  We got to the beach and re-enacted the scene where Ava holds the phone at the western-most payphone in the country.


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We wandered around the forest until the rain died down.  There was no swimming while it was raining because the waves were really intense.  We actually had an adventure because the forest had a trail that led us to someone else’s land and we had to walk on their land to get back to the car.  Ava loves drama and always wants Bowser to be chasing her so we had Bowser chase her out of the land.

This beach is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen.  It’s perfect for swimming because there’s few rocks and the waves are mild.  This was also a perfect time to go because the rain made most people stay away so it was practically empty.


It also has the most aggressive chickens.  They started running towards us when they saw my backpack, hoping for food.


After the beach we drove back and stumbled onto a farmer’s market.  I love homemade food so I bought everything.  I bought pie, lemonade, fudge, cookies, and springrolls.  The space where the farmer’s market is located is gorgeous.


We made it back for sunset and ate poke for dinner from the Koloa Fish Market.



One Response to “Hawaii Days 4 and 5”

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