The North Shore

Posted on October 28, 2012 by LISA KUNIZAKI | 0 Comments

I dragged my cousin out to the North Shore of Hawai'i one sunny afternoon. We took the bus since I am a huge fan of public transportation. I always meet interesting people and almost always make new friends. It's the best way to find out where the locals eat and play. If you can rent a car I would highly recommend it, but if you're not in a rush I say take The Bus. It's $2.50 a person and just keep asking for a transfer so you don't have to pay on your way back. It takes about 2 hours one way on a good day.

First stop was The Dole Plantation...

We picked up some sugar cane, Dole Whip and other souvenirs (like their pineapple lotion which I stock up on every time I come here).


One Dole Whip was enough for the two of us...

On the bus again to the town of Hale'iwa...

straight to Matsumoto's for Shave Ice...(a little secret: my fave Shave Ice place is Waiola Shave Ice in Moilili)

for Green Tea Shave Ice- Azuki beans, green tea syrup, condensed milk and vanilla ice cream

Across the street...Haleiwa Bowls for acai...


Perfect for a pre-swim snack...

Final stop, Ted's Bakery for chocolate haupia (creamy coconut pudding) pie...

We spent a lot of time on the bus getting to and from our destinations, but my cousin and I had a lot of time to play catch up. Wouldn't trade it for the world.

Lesson: Sometimes taking the long way home is better for living in the moment.








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