The Dole Plantation and a Hula Show

Good grief, it’s already Thursday. Our time here in Oahu has flown by. Yesterday, we headed out to the Dole Plantation on the northwest side of the island. A small train took us around the plantation where we viewed the various crops that are farmed there. Can you guess my favorite plant? It wasn’t the pineapple, it was the plant that makes…

Chocolate!!!

After the train tour, we sat down to have pineapple icecream with fresh pineapple on it. That alone, was worth the trip. The next best part was the incredible gardens on the site. There were an abundance of beautiful hibiscus flowers in every shade imaginable. We were planning to go to the botanical gardens, but I think the Dole gardens took care of the botanical craving.

We grabbed dinner and then dropped off Dad at the hotel. His feet weren’t holding up anymore and he decided he was going to call it a day. Mom, Linda and I walked over to see a hula show, thanks to Stephen Hopson’s advice: Free places to go on Oahu. This show featured local talent and some older dancers:

After the show, I discovered that I sat on some bird droppings and decorated my very favorite capri pants. I spent the rest of the night washing out my clothes. So a word of advice for those who are going to see the hula show on the grass: bring a towel to sit on!

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  1. Stephen Hopson
    Stephen Hopson says:

    Beautiful pictures! I love how blogging like this allows your fans to follow you around the world. Thanks to crystal clear photos, we all feel as if we were with you, licking pineapple ice cream (gosh, that sounds DELICIOUS).

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  2. Sheila
    Sheila says:

    I appreciate the mention of my post on free things to do on Oahu.

    I’ve enjoyed reading your Hawaii entries. It sounds like you had a very nice time. Any plans for going back? I ask this because when I first went to Maui some 5 years ago, I thought it was going to be a trip of a lifetime. Little did I know that I’d be falling in love with Hawaii and eventually writing a blog about it. 🙂

    Sheilas last blog post..Hapu’u I’i – A Furry Hawaiian Fern

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  3. Sheila
    Sheila says:

    It sounds like you’ve been bitten by the Hawaii bug just like I have. That’s the “danger” of going to Hawaii.. 😉

    I do hope you will get to explore the other islands too. I’ve been blessed to have been to them all now and gosh…I love them all. For first or second time visitors to Hawaii I usually recommend Maui, Kauai and Oahu. When you decide that you want to go back, feel free to shoot me an e-mail and let me know the kinds of things you like to do and I can try to point you in the right direction.
    – Aloha

    Sheilas last blog post..Hapu’u I’i – A Furry Hawaiian Fern

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  4. Meryl K. Evans
    Meryl K. Evans says:

    I went to the Dole Plantation, too. That was a neat experience. I didn’t get any of the pineapple ice cream — just not my cup of juice (tea didn’t seem right). Besides, we went there during an afternoon shower so it was a little too chilly for the cold stuff.

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