My favorite things to do in Hawaii include hiking and go to the beach. When I’m not doing that, I’m finding fun places to go eat! I just love sharing the pineapple drinks with the kiddos! It’s a special treat!
The local food trucks on the infamous North Shore are my new favorite place to stop.
A few weeks ago, I had a “staycation” to the North Shore where the kids and I spent the entire day up on the North Shore with a great friend. We did a small hike and then decided we wanted to eat before we went to the beach.
We decided on stopping at the food trucks. There were so many different food trucks to choose from. If you know me, then it’s no surprise to see I chose this one:
We grabbed our pineapple drinks and quesadillas and headed to the picnic tables and enjoyed our lunch with some wild chickens running around us. Who knew we were going to get dinner AND a show! ha
Let me tell you, it was AMAZING! The grass umbrellas we sat under gave it such a fun feeling. I didn’t want to leave. But….the beach was calling our name. So, we popped across the street to Sharks Cove.
Sharks Cove is one of the best snorkeling spots on Oahu. We set up our blanket, lathered on the SPF and hit the water. Even in the shallow water, we saw some great fish! Going out deeper we saw TONS of them! I’ve promised myself I will buy an underwater camera/go pro before I snorkel again so I can take pictures of these incredible fish! But, for the time being, just imagine 39239 of Nemo’s best friends! Sorry for the “Finding Nemo” reference. But, I’m a mom…of course there’s going to be some Disney from time to time!
Then, the rain came to spoil the fun! We decided to call it a day.
But then, the kids asked if we could find some geocaches on the way home. If I haven’t mentioned it before, Oahu is like a geocaching heaven! There are so many incredible places to geocache and the kids and I just love it! My friend Barb taught me about it about 2 years ago when she came to visit and since then, we’ve found 66 caches!
I love how geocaching helps you explore and find new places.
This time, it brought us to Turtle Beach where we saw this big guy:
It also lead us to this area of Haleiwa:
It was at this point, my car literally told me I needed to stop for some coffee…
So, we headed over to my favorite coffee spot on the island, Green World Coffee Farm:
We found a great geocache (hidden INSIDE this snail-shell!) not far from the Coffee Farm and then, headed home.
It was such a great day! The kids are still talking about it. My family is coming to visit soon and we rented a beach house on the North Shore. We can not wait to spend some quality time up there with them and explore some more!
People ask if I ever feel stuck on the island or bored…how could I!?!?! There is SO MUCH TO DO!
Every day truly IS an adventure if you make it one! Get out. Explore!
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