When you've got a full day of activities ahead, it's best to power up with some donuts. Komoda Store and Bakery helped us start the day off with a spoon full of sugar. Or 80 spoons of sugar. Whatever.
|Clockwise from top left: guava filled something? Plain something? Bean paste donut, plain bean paste donut, chocolate pudding filled donut, macadamia crusted long john (awesome), coconut croissant thing (center).|
|Another long john and two donut sticks. Kind of like donut holes on a stick. Good.|
|These cream puffs were giant. I'm not a huge fan of custard but these were popular with the group.|
Yes. This was twelve donuts and twelve cream puffs for six people for one breakfast.
|Donuts - yum.|
We ate in the breakfast nook and enjoyed the beautiful Hawaiian sunshine. It was just a hair short of being perfect. Thankfully, Doug was able to identify what was missing from the meal: tater tots. (Gena Love, you'd be proud!)
|Everybody happy and relieved with the addition of a giant plate of tater tots to the 24 pastries.|
After powering up we were off to a morning of snorkeling at Honoapilani beach in Kaanapali.
By the way, thank you to Christa K for the awesome snorkel gear. She gave it to us as a wedding gift almost 5 years ago. Since then we've brought it to Oahu, Hawaii for our honeymoon, to Kauai, Hawaii for a trip with my Grandma Sonnie and Noliy, and now it makes an appearance on multiple beaches in Maui, Hawaii. We love the gear (and Christa too!).
|Thanks Christa for the awesome snorkel gear.|
|First coffee tasting. Pinkies up!|
|Doug, not normally a coffee drinker, tasting coffee.|
|Susan and Liz, inspecting the products.|
Much like two dozen donuts/cream puffs was not enough for breakfast (thus the emergency tot job), drinking five samples of coffee was equally inadequate.
|Doug, happy camper with his mocha coffee.|
Completely wired, we made our way to the coffee farm.
|View of a few rows of coffee trees (vines?), the ocean, the other side of the island, overall awesomeness and beauty, etc.|
|More coffee rows, plus our clown car.|
|Another shot of the farm.|
Susan is a former coffee tour guide from a different island, so she was able to give us a self-guided tour with some fun facts. She showed us some coffee shells and explained how they "bloom" and the two coffee seeds that come out in this particular varietal.
|The two beans in one of the pods (you can see pods scattered on the ground below).|
There was a really neat viewing terrace in the middle of the farm, where you could see some stunning views of the ocean, mountain, and the coffee farms. This view was ruined quickly by two drunk idiots on a motorcycle, who decided to ride up right.next.to.us in their obnoxious vehicle, where they promptly parked (illegally), and cracked open two Budweisers and lit some cigarettes.
|Drunk Idiot Smoker, with Betty's camera, praying to the heavens to help him push a fucking button to take a photo.|
|Sampled to Coconut Porter, Mana Wheat, Lorenzini Double IPA, and the Double Overhead IPA.|
|If you can't beat 'em, join 'em for a beer.|
Tanya, Doug, and myself headed back to the same beach afterwards, while Betty, Liz, and Susan went out to track down a Loco Moco (reportedly, it was awesome).
We had, not surprisingly, another amazing sunset under the trees on the beach.
|Our evening sunset.|
|Tanya at sunset. Cute!|
|Doug at sunset. Sexi!|
Met back up with the rest of the gang at Duke's Beach House (they got a great view of the sunset from the bar).
|Me and Betty, eavesdropping on some tourists.|
|My fish tacos (mahi-mahi). Bomb.|
|Chicken quesadilla for the non-seafood eaters (Tanya and Doug).|
|Blackened Mahi-Mahi, excellent. Came with cajun rice (which I thought was mediocre) and home fries/potatoes, which were excellent.|
|Ono Burger - didn't get to try it but heard it was good.|
|Fish and chips.|
In addition to great food it was also a great place to meet new people :)
Last stop was for gelato at Ono Gelato.
We shared a small Sandy Beach. Small size because we definitely know how to limit ourselves when it comes to food!
Our hunger finally satisfied, we come home for some rest, relaxation, and digestion.
So what about you? Drink any good beer lately? Or, watch anyone drink crappy beer like Budweiser lately while smoking? Still using any of your wedding gifts? Any ideas on cures for cream puff overdoses?