Happy Survivor Finale day all! I cannot wait to see who wins and I think the finale tonight is going to be great. We had our first official Hawaiian breakfast thanks to The Husband’s friend for taking us to Zippy’s.
It’s probably a good thing we do not live here as it would be very hard to pass up having bacon fried rice with your breakfast. I ordered a 2 egg omelette with ham and veggies. It was delicious. I did taste a bite of loco Moco and Portuguese Sausage too and liked them.After breakfast, we set out to hike the Makapuu Lighthouse. It’s a fairly easy, paved hiked that is 1 mile uphill and of course all downhill on the way back. That’s what I kept reminding The Husband as we climbed.
The view along the way and at the top is absolutely amazing.We packed our lunch and picnicked at Kailua Beach. My 1/2 a Turkey pepperjack pickle Chipwich.For dinner, we decided to pick up fresh produce and BBQ skewers at the King’s Village Farmer’s Market. Everything was relatively inexpensive and fresh.
The Husband was excited to finally try a malasada aka Hawaiian Donut. He picked the coconut custard which was dense, creamy and perfectly sweet with a sugary crust.
We both got $3 salads, shared the fresh spring rolls and got grilled chicken & pork skewers.Our other finds…the nice farmer guy gave us star fruit and lychee to try for free since we never had. The star fruit is kinda like a cucumber and lychee like a canned pear.I couldn’t resist getting a bag of these chips when they told me they make them.The next day, we had our fresh fruit and Jimmy Dean Sausage egg white Delight.Our destination for the day was the Pearl Harbor Historical Sites. We had visited about 10 years ago but wanted to go back.
We picked the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri Battleship.
They give away over 1,300 free tickets a day to the USS Arizona. Since we had a little over an hour wait, we bought the $7.50 audio tour as well.You start here and walk around all the designated spots listening to the history, stories of survivors and more. It’s all read by Jamie Lee Curtis – her family was involved in the war.The white building is the USS Arizona Memorial which floats over the sunken ship. The grey ship is the USS Missouri Battleship.The USS Missouri tour costs $27 ($24 with a AAA discount) and includes a free 35 minute tour with one of the guides.It’s incredible how big this ship is and our guide (Gordon) was so informative. I love that our admission dollars go towards preserving the history and keeping the memory alive.We did not have time for the submarine or aviation centers as the above took most of the day. I didn’t plan it well as the only lunch options at Pearl Harbor were hot dogs and franken nachos. You could pack your own lunch and head to the car in between.
The Husband has been wanting to try Teddy’s Bigger Burgers ever since he read they have a 1 lb burger.Luckily I convinced him to split a burger and tator tots with me after seeing how big they are.
We ordered the Kileauea Specialty Burger – 1/3 lb ground chuck, bacon, cheddar cheese, beer battered onion rings, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, Teddy’s special sauce (think sweet Thai chili thousand island) and Kileauea Fire BBQ sauce).This burger is phenomenal – sweet, spicy, salty, juicy and you really can taste everything on it. I liked the seasoning on the tots too.I knocked out 14K and 12K steps both days and kept with my do something active each day goal.
Today we took another hike and trip to the North Shore. ?I’ll catch up with you all tomorrow with that update.