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. 😂

ATV Tour

He hasn’t figured out theres no WiFi in the middle of nowhere, LOL 😂

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


KUALOA RANCH VISIT PART II

Can you believe it’s already been almost two months since our visit to Hawaii? Boy is 2019 really flying  by like a mighty rushing wind, LOL. I have a few more Hawaii post before I wrap this trip up and move on to other travel content. There’s no way I could go without sharing more of our Kualoa Ranch tour. Wrapping up our tour was sad, but our final tour was a guided food tour around the farms of Kualoa Ranch. We drove around sampling various fruits, dried fish and macadamia nuts as we learned more about traditional Hawaiian foods, rituals and of course rituals that involve traditional Hawaiian food. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and showed us a new way to eat papaya. Sprinkling a little lime not the papaya really brings out the different flavors and I must say, I’ll never eat papaya the same way ever again. I was up there cracking nuts, but I’m unfortunately allergic so I wasn’t able to eat any so I just cracked them for other people who were on the tour with us.

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Keep scrolling for more pics from the food tour.

Our amazing tour guide cutting some yummy bananas for us

Hawaiian papaya

My sample

The sweetest oranges EVER!

Isn’t he a cutie?

Charles going back for seconds

And thirds, 😆

Dried fish

Exhausted

Tasty lime

Cracking macadamia nuts

Pretty views

Gorgeous table decor, Hawaiian style

More samples

The nutcracker, lol 😂

Now he’s coming back for seconds

His, “Are you ready to go, Deidra? face, 😂

One more sample before leaving

For those making a trip to the beautiful Hawaii, I suggest a food tour visit. While we all know Hawaii for their beaches and amazing Luau’s, their food is equally as amazing. I hope you enjoyed my picks from this tour. Stay tuned because I’ll be wrapping up my Hawaii visit with a few more post to close it all out.

Before you go, since I’ve been chatting about travel on the blog lately, I would love you, my readers, to share some suggested visits in the comment box. Charles and I are currently planning my big graduation trip for the fall and would love your thoughts on where we should go next. Drop your suggestions below! We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Till next time.

Sincerely,

Deidra


CLIMB WORKS AND A VISIT TO KUALOA RANCH

After the conference, we only had 2 1/2 days to explore the North Shore of Oahu. Charles and I literally jam-packed as many activities as we could into these 2 days. Talk about exhausting. From sun up to sun down we organized activities to really get a full look at the island as much as we could. First stop was a visit to CLIMB Works to do a bit of ziplining. It was by far my favorite zipline experience to date, although zip lining over gators in Saint Augustine, Florida comes in at a strong second place. We met the sweetest newlywed couple who snapped a few shots of Charles and I doing what we do best, acting cray cray, LOL. We also met another couple who also snapped some super cool pics of us. They were zip lining to celebrate his 47th birthday. Allow me to add that this dude didn’t look a day over 35, just saying. Later in the day, we grabbed some grub at this amazing local Hawaiian spot. I had a grilled pineapple vegetable sandwich and some tasty fries. We then headed back to Makena beach again because clearly we can’t get enough of this darn place. The next day, we headed to Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve and did a full day of touring there. For those who don’t know, Kualoa Ranch is  famous for their beautiful landscape which is often used as the backdrop for many famous movies and television shows such as, Jurassic Park, Jumanji, Snatched, Lost, Hawaii 5.0 and 50 First Dates, just to  name a few.

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Keep scrolling for pics of the full Kualoa Ranch tour.

Best tour guide EVER

A sweet Aussie we met on our tour

Where they shot Jurassic World

Caught in the rain…forest

Looks so cool, huh?

Cute kids doing a walking tour of the ranch

Cute ponchos because it started to pour down.

Helicopter from a movie set

She was so enthusiastic talking about the movies

Chinaman’s hat

Pointing to another historic view

Charles hat, LOL 😂

My yummy veggie and pineapple grilled sandwich 😋

So, these aren’t all my pics, but this gives you an idea of what we were dealing with. It’s the most beautiful landscape, huh?  I have so many more pics I want to share from the tour as we did do a total of 3 tours while we were there so stay tuned for part II of our Kualoa Ranch adventures.

Till next time good people.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie