Hawaiian Spirit of Hospitality!

Stop! And let me tell you about our Hawaiian vacation!

Aloha friends! Have you wondered where I’ve been? My daughter and I joined my friend Pam and her daughters and their friend, for a week’s vacation in Honolulu. Oh my, does her family have a true Hawaiian, hospitable spirit!! We were blessed!

Since I have a “foodie” blog – it would only be fitting to talk about our favorite foods and then, of course, our favorite beaches, and then our favorite foods. Oh, I think I already said foods. Yes, we ate our way through Honolulu, enjoying every bite.

Join me as I journey through our week.


Malasadas, Malasadas, and more hot Malasadas – from Leonard’s Bakery

Day at Kailua

Papayas & Fresh Fruit


Girl’s Night Out to Pam’s Class Reunion



North Shore Sand – The Best

Scrabble on the Beach

Dole Plantation and Pineapple Sorbet

Swimming at Waikiki

Rusty Bike Riding to Starbucks

Fresh Salmon

Beautiful Bougainvilleas

Coconut Lovers

French Toast on a Cool Morning

Nighttime Walk on Waikiki

Pam’s Beautifully Hand-Stitched Hawaiian Quilt (Click on the picture to see an upclose view of her beautiful stitching! I’m so proud of my friend!)

More Beach Fun

A Friend Who’s Like a Sister

Belly Fun – Lots of Sunscreen

Mommy Daughter Time

Bye-Bye Salt-Water, Sand and SUN!

Manapua, Pork Hash, Plate Lunch, Spam Musubi, Fresh Seafood, Chocolate and Shaved Ice – Laughter, Shopping, Water Park, Arizona Memorial, Swap Meet, Jumping at Waimea Bay, Snorkeling, Naps …

Cheers to the best hosts on the island of Oahu – Grandpa Nick and Uncle Doug! And to my dear friend Pam, who was born and raised on the island, and who shared with us her beautiful heritage. I now see where she learned the gift of hospitality – and how she daily uses that gift in her own life!

Yes, we experienced the true Hawaiian spirit of hospitality in a way that our memories we will never lose.

41 comments on “Hawaiian Spirit of Hospitality!”

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  2. Sandy – You are right, that is a beautiful quilt. I am so glad that you shared this with me as I love and admire the traditional Hawaiian quilts. I have the book documenting the Wilcox Hawaiian quilt collection and hope to see this for myself one day. Thank you for stopping by my blog. ~Kelly

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  3. Leonard’s rocks! So does Matsumoto Shave Ice, although some may think it’s over rated it was my favorite! Now I want a Kalua pork/Chicken Katsu plate lunch!

  4. A lovely post, Sandy. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us!


  5. How absolutely wonderful!! All the unusual foods and sights…you and your daughter will never forget it I’m sure!

  6. It looks like you ‘girls’ had a fabulous time together. My mouth watered when I saw those mangos! It’s nice to spend time with good friends.

  7. I loved the pictures that you shared of Hawaii. I grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii where watching the volcano erupt was one of our favorite forms of entertaiment! LOL! Those pareos are great for wrapping around your swimsuits or even wearing around the house…I have many that I still wear during the hot summer months here in Washington State where I now live.

    Mahalo for sharing and taking me “back home” once again.


  8. What a great time to build memories with your daughter! I’m so happy for you two – what a blessing to have that opportunity!


  9. Sandy,
    Thanks for stopping by. I love it when I have visitors come by.

    By the way I finished the book, “Married But Not Engaged”…..I might email you about it….It was good…and I am processing some things….


  10. WOW!!! Aloha and what a surprise to hear of this wonderful trip with your daughter and your friends!!!

    I’ve been to Hawaii twice…the first time on our 10th anniversary and the second time a year and half later, with our girls. The second time wasn’t so great (long story!) but the first time was heavenly!
    My mom finally got to go when she went with her sister last year at almost age 80 and she had the same photo op taken with the pineapple! :D
    All of these photos are so wonderful…and I think you and your friend look so young in that picture together!
    So nice to hear of your wonderful time and their aloha hospitality!

  11. How fun! I’m glad you all had such a good time. Looks like memories to last forever!

  12. Wow Sandy, how fun!

    I would love to visit Hawaii some day but it is a good 12 hour plane ride from here. :(

    Loved seeing all of your pics!


  13. Oh, MY WORD that looks like a wonderful vacation … a little jaunt to Hawaii would be wonderful!

    I saw the Malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery featured on the Food netwoork one evening!!! The look so good!


    I’m jealous.

  14. Looks like you had a fabulous time with your daughter and friends. Hawaii is on my list of places to visit someday. For now, I’ll enjoy it through your eyes.

  15. Hi Sandy, I loved your pictures of your trip Hawaii. What great memoires you have to share with your daughter. – Cheers, amy

  16. Hi, Sandy, thanks for stopping by. I just seem to run out of time to visit everyone these days, but you’re still on my list. What a fun time in Hawaii you must have had! Sounds great…


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