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Welcome to the Jungle

koolau mountains view 2The Ko’olau Mountains

Last day of the trip. We’ll be back home tomorrow. It’s been so relaxing and great seeing Connor have so much fun in the tropics.

old house kaneoheEl Hub’s parents used to live in this house right here. I’ll never forget how loud the birds are in the morning! It’s wonderful. haiku garden bench wide shotThis is called Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe behind where my in-laws used to live. We used to go there every morning to feed the fish and turtles.

haiku garden walking into jungle

haiku garden walking down

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haiku garden view lycheeThere’s a huge lychee tree in the garden, and it’s the height of the season right now, but all of the fruit was gone except for some hanging over the water.

haiku garden path into jungle

haiku garden view of restaurant

haiku garden gazebo

haiku garden bench palm trees

haiku garden mountain appleSo when El Hub was growing up there was this rare, special fruit called a mountain apple that isn’t actually an apple (I don’t think), but the trees are very rare nowadays. There’s one at Haiku Gardens, though!

red yellow jungle flower

orange red jungle flower

haiku garden elephant ears palm trees

haiku garden purple flowers

haiku garden jungle path

haiku garden leaves droplets

koolau mountainsThe Ko’olau Mountains in Kaneohe are so beautiful. chinatown building 1The Pig & The Lady restaurant is in Chinatown.

chinatown building 2

pig lady ahiThe seared ahi toast at Pig & The Lady, which is an Asian fusion restaurant in Chinatown. This dish was amazing! One of the best dishes I’ve ever had in my life. Eyes rolling back in ecstasy good. The ahi was really fatty, so it melted the minute it hit your tongue, and they put it on this really crispy toast with shaved garlic pieces on top… Mmm!!!

kaneohe sign

pig lady umi carbonaraI want to go back just to eat all the pasta dishes.

pig lady salad chicken

pig lady duck

pig lady with fernMe, the coywolf and my friend Fern in front of the sign at Pig & The Lady. We’re all stuffed and happy after the meal. We met through the blog years ago, and we finally got together on this trip. She and her husband live on Oahu. It was great to finally meet them.

matsumoto shave ice sign

matsumoto shave iceI ate every last drop. giovanni shrimp truck tablesGiovanni’s Shrimp Truck in Kahuku. Finally crossed off my list. It was OK… Glad I finally did it, but I don’t have to do it again.

giovanni shrimp scampi

karen cat lady tabby 2Of course I found the one beach cat hanging out on the North Shore to befriend.

karen cat lady tabby beach

karen turtle bay looking at waterThe lagoon at Turtle Bay on the North Shore turtle bay k chapelThis is where we got married. It’s at the Turtle Bay Resort. No weddings there today, though.

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