Hawaii Recap, Pt III: Sand, spam and spaghetti.

Nice hair!

Hah, just cannot beat a good windy hair pic, eh?

Anyway! Sunday was a beach day – Waimea Bay, to be exact. We all planned on a time to go and since mom and I were closest (staying at my grandma’s house in Mililani, as opposed to the rest of them staying in Waikiki) we arrived early, even though we stopped at a 7-11 in Wahiawa for lunch/snack items like spam musubi 🙂


The drive down to North Shore is gorgeous, but with TONS of different speed limits! We made sure that we were always following those silly signs…

North Shore – Hale’iwa

The parking lot at Waimea Bay is notoriously small and crowded, but after a quick wait, we snagged a spot and set up camp there on the beach with our big mats, ice chest, etc. Over the next hour, our other beach mates joined us – we stayed for several hours and I finished up the book that Liann had lent me (How Starbucks Saved My Life, which I would definitely recommend).

After beach time, mom and I took a side trip over to Matsumoto’s for some famous shave ice!

Green Tea Special – adzuki beans, green tea syrup, condensed milk and vanilla ice cream!

Seriously good! I am glad my mom talked me into it 😉

Worth the wait (the line wrapped around the building)!

After a little down time back at my Grandma’s, we then headed out to the next event of the day: Courtney’s (SURPRISE!) birthday celebration at Old Spaghetti Factory, one of her favorite restaurants.

Spaghetti Shenanigans (Whale pose)

I cannot remember the last time we went to an OSF either, so it was a nice, albeit random dinner (not very tropical, y’know?!) I had standard spaghetti with marinara – LOVED the sourdough bread that we got loaves of delivered, warm, to the table  AND the spumoni ice cream! YUM!


Courtney was really surprised! Haha 🙂 We all got her cards and cash so she could buy some K-pop CDs and gear (her latest interest). I’d say the dinner was pretty successful.

Next: Hawaii Recap, Pt IV: The one where I FACE MY FEARS!

Okay…one fear. But it was big….coming on Thursday!


  1. Krissy, you are such a talented blogger, I really enjoy all of the links and details that you add. Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks, Jenny! I really enjoyed reliving the experiences in blogging them, and hope you felt like you were transported, too 🙂

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