I am finishing up a long series of posts about our fantastic trip to Hawaii. If you want to start from the beginning, click here…
On the morning of our next to last day, we drove over to the Dole Plantation to eat some pineapple and ride the train. I wasn’t that excited about going, but it turned out to be one of my favorite parts of Oahu! We arrived just in time for a train tour, which was super fun.
Jack was beside himself, and it was really interesting to see the pineapple fields and the other fruit they grow there, including bananas and mangoes.
They also had a huge pond with coy in it, and food that you could buy to feed them. They were literally swimming out of the water on top of each other to get the food, and the boys thought they were the greatest thing ever. They were giggling and having such a good time!
Then we spent some time in the gift and snack shop. We got a pineapple soft-serve ice cream with pineapple topping. It was soooooo tasty, and Jack L.O.V.E.D. it!
We ate lunch, let the kids run around outside until they were worn out, and did a little shopping at the touristy kiosks on the way out. It was very relaxing and I think the kids had a fantastic time.
Jack fell asleep about two blocks away from our hotel, so I was able to gently carry him upstairs and lay him down without waking him up. He must have been exhausted, because that never happens…and all of you parents out there know what a total WIN this was.
I slipped out while Jack was sleeping because Yuka and I had found a TravelZoo Voucher for a massage and body scrub at the Mandara Spa at the Hilton Resort. We got there a little early and did the steam room, then just got pampered. It was relaxing and just the perfect afternoon, a great way to spend my final afternoon in Hawaii. I was only sad to have to leave the next day.
We met up with the guys, the kids, and Allison and found a place for a sushi dinner. Jack loved it – he got to eat as much rice as he wanted! We sat in a U-shaped booth, and Jack and Ronin spent a lot of time during our dinner under the table, which was hilarious. We had a really nice dinner and just enjoyed hanging out with each other. Then we went home and packed and fell into bed.