So – these Mai Tais ….. Video

And Birthday on the Beach

Loco Moco - the island comfort food = ground beef, eggs topped with brown gravy. Wasn't as gross as it sounds but not the first thing I'd order when seeking masses of food to make me feel warm inside.

Loco Moco - the island comfort food = ground beef topped with eggs topped with brown gravy. Wasn't as gross as it sounds but not the first thing I'd order when seeking masses of food to make me feel warm inside.

At our official Luau - we were stuck indoors because of the rain. This guy taught us how to open a coconut. We kept the (actually tasty) mai tais coming during the whole three-hour event.

At our official Luau - we were stuck indoors because of the rain. This guy taught us how to open a coconut. We kept the (actually tasty) mai tais coming during the whole three-hour event.

One of the many dances the group of eight entertainers, plus the MC, put on for us. Each dance "represented" a different Polynesian island.

One of the many dances the group of eight entertainers, plus the MC, put on for us. Each dance "represented" a different Polynesian island.

More dancing

More dancing

End of Luau, with EVERYONE on stage ...

End of Luau, with EVERYONE on stage ...

Randy's Hawaiian "tattoo" - stung by a sea urchin while trying to take a picture of a sea urchin!

Randy's Hawaiian "tattoo" - stung by a sea urchin while trying to take a picture of a sea urchin!

Wisdom.

Wisdom.

Puako Bay - BEST dive of the trip - saw our first manta ray and green sea turtle here

Puako Bay - BEST dive of the trip - saw our first manta ray and green sea turtle here

Kekaha Kai State Park

Kekaha Kai State Park - First real Hawaiian beach we came across - day four into the trip! See video above.

gecko? lizard? salamander? hitchhiking on our kayaks

gecko? lizard? salamander? hitchhiking on our kayaks

Kayaking and Snorkeling at Cooks Monument - saw our one and only moray eel here.

Kayaking and Snorkeling at Captain Cook's Monument - saw our one and only moray eel here.

Ol' dog at Greenwell Coffee

Ol' dog at Greenwell Coffee, one of the many plantations that produces Kona Coffee - did a coffee tasting just like we do wine tasting. Except a little bit more informal.

Amusing Macadamia Nut "Chocolatier"...

Amusing Macadamia Nut "Chocolatier"... umm, I got cayenne pepper chocolate and espresso chocolates. Randy, of course, got the salty ...

yummy Kona brew

Yummy Kona brew and pizza - dinner at Kona Brewing Company - way better beer selection here than the measly two or three options they give us on the mainland!

post-snorkeling, pizza, beer and dessert

post-snorkeling, pizza, beer and dessert

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