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Oahu: North shore (Day 2) – Haleiwa farmers market

At first glance you might want to keep on driving.  I know I did the first time I saw the Haleiwa farmer’s market from the car off the side of the highway.  Sorry but I’m not a fan of traipsing through the mud after a light rain shower.  Boy am I glad The Husband didn’t listen to me – this time – and parked the car.  Because the farmers market in Haleiwa is a great place to spend the afternoon.  There’s a nice variety of vendors for  this small farmers market.  I’m not sure which I loved the most, the fried avocado egg rolls (oh my God, more please!), the beautiful handcrafted jewelry designed by Marlene Snow, AKA the Knotty Lady, (I’m wearing one of her pieces now) or musician Paul Izac, the Reggae version of Jack Johnson.  Better believe we’re listening to his CD in the rental car.  Oh and the pineapple there is THE BEST I’ve ever tasted! Good thing we bought three.  If you’re on the north shore of Oahu on a Sunday, make sure to check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.  It’s located off of Highway 83 and Joseph Leong highway and is open from 9 AM to 1 PM.  AFTERWARDS visit Matsumoto shave ice!   

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Oahu: North Shore (Day 1) – The drive…

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Video: Romy’s shrimp truck/stand on the North Shore of Oahu

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Video: Take a ride on the North Shore of Oahu

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Hawaii – a few random shots

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LAX-HNL first class

 
 
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Waikiki

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What not to wear. On the streets. Outside.

 

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Ko Olina Beach Resort

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Another beautiful sunset

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OAHU, HAWAII – Ko Olina Beach club timeshare vacation deal

HawaiiCos-mo 102We were in Hawaii at the Ko Olina Beach Club in Oahu when the woman standing in front of the black board asked, “Do you honestly think you travel differently than everyone else? That what you’re looking for in a vacation is not what everyone else here wants.”

As I glanced at the others staying at the resort, most of whom were either families vacationing with children under the age of five, like myself, or senior citizens enjoying the fruits of their labor, I nodded my head. I do truly believe I travel differently than most people. I’m a flight attendant! And that’s what I told her.

Like most flight attendants, when I go on vacation I don’t want to stay anywhere that even remotely feels like a layover, which means I’m not a big fan of resort like properties with hundreds of rooms and thousands of guests milling about the pool. Regardless of how pretty that pool may be.

For the record, the pool at the the Ko Olina Beach Club is wonderful. My three year-old couldn’t stay out of it. The beach, a man made lagoon, is beautiful, so very relaxing at night under the stars. And the rooms, particularly the villas, are more than comfortable with their sunken tubs, full size kitchens, and a washer and dryer to boot. But that’s another story. This story is about how I’m a flight attendant and how flight attendants, not unlike most frequent fliers, do not want to spend their vacations in the same hotel-type room year after year. Even though this was our third year in a row at the resort. It was also the first time we’d agreed to partake in one those vacation club package deals.

Don’t ask.

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