15 Sep


We hadn’t been to the beach in a few weekends, so we went to Pupukea Beach this morning to explore the tidepools.

The tide pools were OK, the rock clambering was great, and I just like saying “poo-poo-kay-ah.” Zavi impressed us with his knowledge of the various volcanic rocks. A’a is the really rough stuff (you can remember that because you’d probably say “ah, ah” or worse if you walked on it barefoot). The smoother rock is pahoehoe (pah-ho-ay-ho-ay?) which he likes much better.

Then, because we were on the North Shore, we went to Matsumoto’s (home of the original Shave Ice).

I went for Green Tea flavor this time (very refreshing).

And because commenter Sally M said I should, I went for the adzuki beans this time. I have to admit, the beans didn’t do much for me. They are nice and sweet, but still beany — which is weird with ice and ice cream. I am now on a mission to become a Shave Ice connoisseur. Our next quest will be to find the Dave’s closest to us and try the Shave Ice with Mochi balls. Zavi says he wants to try a bubble drink (so much so that he’s willing to go to the laundromat with me).

Next to Matsumoto’s is a cute little gift and housewares shop. I went in looking for plastic tumblers with 40s-style travel poster images or old C&H Sugar ads on them for a bit of retro Hawai’i kitsch on my lanai. They didn’t have any, but they did have a gorgeous book, Lei Aloha, that we came away with.

Which, of course, led to trying one of leis since we had the right plant in our yard.

Not bad for a first try!

I hope you had a nice Sunday too.

8 thoughts on “Sunday

  1. Totally cool picture of the whole foot-in-greenery work in progress. You crack me up. Can’t wait to see what’s up next.
    We spent a lot of time on Kauai when we were there. It was a shave-ice festival every afternoon. Surprised we didn’t have sugar shock -but very YUM.

  2. Your kids are having the most wonderful experiences! And if their memory fails them – this blog will be a great reminder…..

  3. Matsumotos is the best…I like the rainbow (without the beans). There is a Dave’s here in Waipio Gentry, right next to Foodland. Come up the Kam Hwy from Waipahu. Waipio Uka is the next light after Lumiaina. Turn right (at the Jack in the Box ((everyone uses Jack in the Box as a landmark wherever you are going on the island…LOL))) and Foodland is just past it on the left. I don’t know if you have one closer. The neat thing about Dave’s is you get the holder free AND you get to pick what flavor ice cream you want! Enjoy!

  4. love the lei! I´ll bring Isa for the next craft day and we´ll make more.. lol
    and yummm on he green tea shave ice.. slurp once more

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