Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday: A visit from Hilo

Monday, my friend Sonia, came to meet us in Honolulu.

However, before she arrived, I needed to find the missing piece to Simon's nebulizer so, we took a leisurely walk on the beach on the way to the doctor's office.

We picked Sonia up at the airport and headed to Chinatown. Up until last Monday, Sonia and I had never met in person. We have been part of a cooking group online for 5 years. Once we met, it was like we had been friends forever!
There were many small shops in Chinatown that sold food....
and flowers.....
and beautiful lei's.
Sonia & the kids checking out produce.
There were also butcher shops that sold roasted ducks and squid. The thing to the right that is kind of orange is a roasted squid.

We had lunch at an amazing Dim Sum place. It is nothing to look at but the place was standing room only.
You just picked what you wanted and they marked your card....
A basket of goodies.
If you are ever in Honolulu, eat here. Cheap ($21 for the 4 of us and the kids had an $8 fried rice) and really tasty!
We had to go to the beach.
And then had drinks afterward...can you find Simon in the lobby foliage??
HUGE Shirley Temple's.
Sonia & I!
The hotel also had activities that included making your own lei.
A great day and I thank Sonia for showing us the sites of Chinatown and making the trek to Honolulu especially to meet us!

1 comment:

Kate said...

What a holiday, it is so fun to see photos. Looks like you are having a wonderful time.