We stopped in at Tropical Farms, located on Kamehameha Highway with the Pacific Ocean on the backside of the building. This is a touristy shop but it was worth the time to stop. We sampled great coffee and macadamia nut tastings to help us decide which product to buy. There were also free macadamia nuts that you crack yourself with a rock on a tree stump. We sat outdoors for awhile enjoying the scenery.

This woman was working on something but can’t remember what it was. . . should have made notes!

Turtle Beach, also known as Laniakea Beach, is a well-known surfing spot on Oahu’s North Shore. The best thing about the beach is the green sea turtles, also know as Honu. The turtles are protested by the Endangered Species Act and have experienced a significant increase in their numbers since being protected.

Information sheets are posted for the turtle located on the beach that day.

Honu Guardian volunteers are on the beach every day to offer educational outreach about the turtles. This helps avoid inadvertent harassment and assures the Honu’s peaceful coexistence on the beaches.

After visiting with the turtles, we headed to lunch at Haleiwa Joe’s Seafood Grill. It was a very nice little grill with a great patio. The weather was perfect for eating outside.

They had a nice menu and really good drinks. We liked the glasses so we bought some to bring home. In the bottom of the glass there was sand, a star fish and other cute sea things.

Mokoli’l Islet, one of Windward O’ahu’s most famous landmarks, lies off the Kualoa Regional Park shore. The islet has long been nicknamed Chinaman’s Hat for its shape, which resembles an old-style Chinese laborer’s hat.

We stopped in at the Dole Plantation and saw a lot of pineapples!

This wonderful rainbow showed up just before we arrived at the Plantation The picture does not show the beauty.

Steve and Jamie decorated the front of the house for Halloween, while Fred and I looked on.

For dinner we went to La Mariana Tiki Bar and Restaurant. Founded in 1957, it continues to serve as a historic reminder of the old days of Hawaii. It has become a museum of Hawaiian collectibles from many of the beautiful and most famous Tiki themed restaurants of the past. The trees and sailing boats were interesting.

Steve, Conner, Ian dancing to Ron, who was blind, playing on his keyboard.

We were watching Hawaii 5-0 one night and we recognized the glass balls and the fountain in a scene. Looking closer it was the same tables and chairs. Warm memories of our evening came rushing back.