We are getting our dose of reality in Hawaii and spoiling the heck out of Noah. The flight here was uneventful and I wish I could travel as comfortably as Noah!
One of the first restaurants we hit was The Pig and the Lady were we ordered the somewhat famous "Works". This version included a flank streak covered with bone marrow and escargot, this was served with local green to make wraps and the biggest marrow bone you have ever seen! After dinner we caught a Christmas parade and enjoyed all the lights.
Noah's newest obsession is motorcycles (better now than when he's 18!). The cause of this new interest was the Toys for Tots parade of over 6,000 motorcycles.
On the 7th, a few days after the motorcycle parade, we caught another parade honoring Pearl Harbor. Noah was all about the jet plane. We also visited the Pearl Harbor base, it was a great and reverent experience to be here on the commemorative day.
The first hike we did was the very touristy Diamond Head, but it was cool to see the crater and get some exercise.
We have had plenty more excitement and I will follow up when we return next week. Until then Merry Christmas everyone!!
Twice a year, at night, seven days after the full moon in October and November the Palolo swarm. Palolo are reef worms that swim from the reef to spawn on the mentioned times each year. These little critters are a delicacy in Samoa and locals go out in the middle of the night with flash lights, buckets and makeshift nets. As the worms fill the waters they are scooped up and collected. If you're lucky enough to be out there for the catch you can eat them raw and many do. Unfortunately we were not out there to catch them ourselves this year, but we definitely will next year!
We were lucky enough to be given some Palolo the day after the catch, in the stores a small cup can go for $25!
The Jaskowiak Family
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