Oli & Eve do Oahu (Take 2)

On our first morning in Kailua, Oli & I awoke at the starting hour of 4:15 a.m! Since we didn't have time beforehand to make a target list of fun filled activities and sights, we decided there was no time like the present to make a rough draft. As we poked around on Senor Mac, we remembered that Hawaii is well known for their tasty macadamia nuts and decided to visit the Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm. Located off the beaten path on the windward side of Oahu, we arrived ready to try these tasty treats. We were not disappointed with the farm, complete with it's own visitor nut cracking station that allows you to eat what you crack, as well as trays of samples. The macadamia connoisseur would be impressed for here they serve and sell all different varieties including salted, honey, cinnamon & caramel glazed.

The highlight of the entire visit, however, was the hour long Alii Tour that takes you through the beautiful plantation and beyond. Our "tour guide" (seen below) also handpicked guavas and star fruits right off the tree so we could sample our own little slivers of heaven. He proceeded to school us in how to properly open and shave a coconut with a machete, make a fire a la homage to Lost, & gave a tour of the fishpond that taught us even more about the beauty of island culture.

Alas, the tour came to a close and as we descended the trail back to the car with our little macadamia filled bellies, our tour guide called us over for one last Hawaiian lesson. With a wave of the hand to come closer he leaned over and exclaimed "Is that the new Iphone 4?!"
I guess technology does speak all languages ~ mahalo.