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Hawaii was a fun trip, but in some ways it was weird.
If you go there and like nachos, you need to go to the local Foodland grocery store and pick up these chips. They are toasted just right and have next to no sodium. At my age, less sodium is a good thing; but I've always like tortillas chips with very little salt. We snacked on these every night.
Weird thing number 1: There are chickens EVERYWHERE! There is not one place we went that roosters, chickens, and little chicks weren't running around begging for food. It's a known issue. Instead of feral cats they have feral fowl. The good thing is they eat bugs. The bad thing is they might hop onto your outdoor table while you're enjoy lunch and try to snag your food.
Speaking of bugs, weird thing number 2: they have gold beetles. Snapped this photo while walking through Haleiwa in hunt of a good cup of coffee (for Dad, not me).
If you are on the North Shore, the Halewia Beach House is a great place to eat. I had some of the best fish and chips I've ever eaten there. It's a bit loud, but it was crazy busy when we went.
Perhaps the oddest thing is the sheer number of abandoned cars littering the roads--especially Kamehameha Highway, which we traveled every day.
They are working on the issue, but it is certainly a dreadful eyesore in an area that has some lovely scenery.
On a side note, we drove by the Anderson Estate, which became famous as the Robin Masters Estate in Magnum P.I. The property was sold to a close friend of the Obamas. It did not look as if the property was being well cared for when we went by.
On our way back home we had a four-hour layover in Dallas. In case you were wondering, they don't think you should mess with Texas.