DOLE PLANTATION VISIT

Pineapple drinks on deck
So fresh and so sweet

Okay, I’ve been dragging this Hawaii trip out long enough. This is the last post about Hawaii, I swear. I couldn’t possibly skip out on sharing one of my favorite tours in Hawaii, our visit to the Dole Plantation. As many of you may have already figured out, Hawaii is one of the biggest exporters of the tastest fruit EVER, pineapples. It’s no secret this fruit taste delicious and is by far one of my favorite eats. It’s also one of the few fruits I’m not allergic to. If you haven’t already guessed it by now, you should know Charles and I literally toured Hawaii in less than 3 days so that’s why all of our post are jammed packed with activities because it was basically a non stop adventure from beginning to end with no rest in between. The Dole plantation was on of those adventures.

We had the most fun at on this visit. We tried pineapple ice cream for the first time, hoped a train ride with the Pineapple Express and toured the pineapple fields and snapped some random shots all over the landscape and inside the biggest, fake pineapple I’ve ever seen. And of course, we had to shop the pineapple gift shop because who doesn’t love buying trinkets for their family members.

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Dole
All aboard
Got my ticket
Pineapple shoes were only fitting
Yummy pineapple ice cream
Waiting to board the Pineapple Express
I’m ready
What do you mean no food or drinks?
Pretty greens
Pineapple fields forever
Banana’s too
Pretty flower
Sight seeing
Gorgeous landscape
More pineapples
Happy as a pineapple
Pineapple dreaming
Souvenirs
That’s all folks

All in all this was an amazing trip full of fun and non stop eating. We plan on visiting next year because clearly a few personal days in Hawaii is clearly not enough to grasp the full breath of this beautiful island.

Anyone ever been to Hawaii? Which island did you visit? What activities did you do? Would love to hear from you. Drop your comments below in the comment box

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

ANOTHER YEAR

Pink, pink and more pink. Celebrating another year of life today. 32 is awesome, that is, the few hours of 32 that I’ve experienced thus far. Hmmm, I suppose I’m required to share a few lessons learned or some enlightening paragraph of how I’ve changed, grown, developed, transformed or whatever, but this year, I’ll just bask in all that is 32, pray for a little sunshine and a free coffee at somebody’s coffee shop today. It’s the simple things in life, right?

Feel free to keep scrolling at all my open mouth confetti pics. If haven’t already received the memo, I get pretty freaking excited about confetti, something about it makes me want to smile. Washed my hair this weekend and found traces of the confetti in my hair, so this begs the question, does confetti love me? There are moments in my life where I wish confetti would fall out of the sky randomly, like after I’ve had an epiphany or witness something miraculous or even when I make out of bed on time. I feel like we should celebrate all the victories, big and small, LOL. But, this is not my world so I’ll just celebrate on the inside and imagine confetti and balloons falling from the sky in my head at random moments, LOL. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Till next time good people.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

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KUALOA RANCH PART III

Headed out to the open field
Double rainbow

I believe this is the last of my Kualoa Ranch photos. This tour was definitely, hands down, without a doubt, my favorite tour. We did a bus tour around the area where they filmed some of the major Jurassic Park scenes. For those Jurassic Park fans (I referring to part I that is) some of this landscape may look super familiar. It’s mostly from the scene where the kids and Alan Grant are running away from the stampede who is running away from the T-Rex and they hide behind this huge tree log so they’re not seen. It truly was an amazing scene and the landscape was the reason why, in my opinion. Anywho, there was a pretty cool movie exhibit on the ranch as well, which was also the place where they recorded most of the hit television show, Lost. We met two retired teachers from the Charlotte, NC area and also saw our first double rainbow. It was absolutely breathtaking. It was our first time seeing a double rainbow and also our first time seeing a rainbows beginning and end. If you ever needed a sign about what’s to come, a rainbow is a great sign! Of course the locals weren’t phased by any of this. They were talking about how they wanted to see snow because they’ve never seen it before. Snow? #imoverit. LOL. ๐Ÿ˜‚

ATV Tour
He hasn’t figured out theres no WiFi in the middle of nowhere, LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚
Tour guide
Movie set skulls
Just grazing
He’s all alone
Cool retiree we met on our tour, she’s from Charlotte
Funny tour guide
Views from the top, or is it the bottom
Chief house
More fake movie set skulls
Gorgeous views
Riding dirty
Help!
More movie set stuff
Jumanji
So many movies filmed here
Tour views
Godzilla
Mighty Joe Young
Lost
Fake dinos
Remember this movie with the Rock? They love the Rock here.
King Kong
Classic
Rolling with the homies
Forgot which movie this was from
In awe
Hawaii Five 0
All the Hollywood films
Wall stuff
All of the lights
Army stuff and such
Pearl Harbor history
My Carlito Bear
Capturing the views
Headed back
Chinaman’s Hat
Bye Bye

Hope you liked the last of my Kualoa Ranch photos. Last stop will be the Dole Plantation. I’m excited to share these photos.

Till next time good peoples.

Deidra Marie