January 27, 2008

Hawaii 2008 Day 4

Saturday was filled with funny blessings. We went in search of the farmer's market and instead hung out with the Aloha State Sporting Dog Association:

Then off to find the real location of the farmer's market, but first a peek at the Waikiki Bandshell (another Hawaii Five-O location). By the time we found the farmer's market, it was pretty much wrapped up, but the nice folks at Da Spot served us up some delicious Egyptian chicken curry that was only $7, including dessert. 

We found a lava rock to sit on and took in the sights around us. The view from Kapiolani Community College is wonderful. They also have a kickin' cactus garden there in the middle of paradise.

Then off to Kaimuki, whose Goodwill has never disappointed. I came out with a green and purple silk dress. Then off to Harry's Music, where the legendary steel player Jerry Byrd used to give lessons. We bought Kanoe Miller's hula dvd there.

Then to Baileys, home of aloha shirts. I bought one that doesn't flatter me simply because the fabric is so great. And the eagle eye of mrguy spotted a pile of Hawaii Five-O scripts. I didn't buy any, but did buy a buckslip letter pressed with "'Be there -- Aloha Len Weissman.'"" Len was the show's publicist.

The new dress was working its magic later at Yard House (home of 100 beers on tap). As we left, the host literally shouted after me, and over the deafening classic rock how much he liked the dress.

By now we've been joined by ms and mr scandiwaiian. It's so fun to have our home peeps here!

After Yard House we took in a little Kanoe Miller from the hallway at the Halekulani, learned that our shorts needed to reach the ground, people, if we were going to enter Lewers Lounge, and went back to Matsugen for more soba. Yum. One wall of the restaurant is lined in Heath tile.

Honolulu closes shop early, so we walked around a bit and went to where ms' family's house was once (smack dab downtown). Then we ventured to Top of Hawaii, the state's only rotating restaurant. It was closing time, but we walked around the restaurant and admired the spectacular view. Then back to the Moana Surfrider for a Mai Tai and a walk up the beach to our home away from home.

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