A Hawaiian Vacation to Remember…..

After a long flight we finally made it back from Hawaii on Monday afternoon….. Well, we physically made it back.  I’m pretty sure mentally I’m still in Hawaii.  Right now I’m not sure what’s worse the jet lag or the mountain of laundry.

Needless to say we had great trip full of adventure, golf, and some much needed relaxation before we hit the ground running at work in less than a month….

Plus we got to celebrate national Mai Tai day in Hawaii 🙂


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One Day we went to an awesome Farmers Market…. and I ate Pie 🙂  It was a Macadamia Nut Pie.

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Then we celebrated the 4th of July Island style at a local festival…. The food was yummy to, Kalua Pork, Sautéed Cabbage and Rice.


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And we did a little hiking in Waimea Canyon… Dubbed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.  Then of course after a long day of hiking you have to stop for a Hawaiian Shaved Ice… Mmm Coconut, Banana and Strawberry!

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Then more Golf and a cute little Baby Albatross with 90’s looking hair….

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And more tasty food… This was fresh Poke (Ahi Tuna) and Rice along with a Pork Lau Lau From the Koloa Fish Market


And Dinner one night at Eating House 1849 was this amazing “Hot Pot” with rice, veggies and Hawaiian Butter Fish


We tried to go hiking again up on the north shore but due to a ton of rain we hit a road block….

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So we found the beach instead….

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Then it was out to dinner for our 11 Year wedding Anniversary

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On the last day we did a little more sightseeing, played some mini-golf, and crammed  in one more Hawaiian shaved ice… This time it was Banana, Coconut, Strawberry, and Vanilla with a snow cap (sweetened condensed milk) on top.

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All topped off with a beautiful Hawaiian Sunset….


It was a great time and but I’m glad to be home. Now it’s time to get back to work in the kitchen and I’ve got a great recipe coming y’all’s way on Tuesday for a Tex-Mex Tortilla Mac & Cheese.

Speak Soon!




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My name is Melody and I am the cook and blogger behind Meals With Mel. I have a love for traveling, I share a joy for gardening, and I have a passion for cooking. Although I do some baking, I don't consider myself a baker as I can't stand having to measure. When it comes to cooking my philosophy is add a bit of this, a dash of that, a splash of something doesn't hurt, never forget some type of pepper and always add at least one clove of garlic. Thanks for stopping by my Spicy Texas Kitchen and I hope to see you again!!! Melody

16 thoughts on “A Hawaiian Vacation to Remember…..

    1. Thanks Tonya! It was nice to get away. Yep that’s the Dino shirt. 😀I though it was appropriate to wear in Kauai since most of Jurassic Park was filmed there. Parts of the Island were so wild and dense you expected a dinosaur to jump out every time the leaves moved… But it was usually a wild chicken.

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  1. Hawaii archipelago rules and rocks! 🙂 splendid memories… like ours! 🙂 we’ve been to Oahu and Big island for our 20th wedding anniversary and to Maui & Kauai for our 35th – last February… 🙂 and we do plan to return asap, via San Francisco where we’ll visit very close relatives… ❤ 😉

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