Last weekend, Josh and I went on a sporadic date night and decided to try something new. We used to go to a restaurant when we lived here the first time called Du Vin. It closed a couple years ago and Bethel Union opened in its place. The food was unique and the restaurant had a great atmosphere!
MEATBALLS savory, bite sized meatballs in a marinara sauce
GRILLED CORN, RICOTTA PECORINO AND HEIRLOOM TOMATOES tossed in lemon mint vinaigrette served on a bed of mixed local greens
PHOENICIAN FRIES sumac, parsley, and parmigiano reggiano
A couple weeks ago, my aunt Jan and uncle Bob came to visit. We did all sorts of fun things including hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and eating all sorts of food. So happy they were able to come spend some time with us. We had an amazing time!
A few weeks ago we finally celebrated Josh’s birthday by having an amazing dinner at Fête. Everything we had was amazing but I think my favorite was the homemade Rocky Road ice cream (the marshmallows were homemade as well). So delicious!
Rock Road to Hana Ice Cream
Linguine Carbonara – Slab Bacon, Portuguese Sausage, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano
Twice-Fried Ludovico Chicken: Spicy Tomato Jam, Charleston Grits
Josh and I tried a new restaurant this past weekend after a hike. We wanted to order one of everything on the menu at Café Kaila. However, we settled for each ordering one sandwich. Both were delicious!
Just like we started last year, we began 2017 with a hike. We forced my mom to do Koko Head (and she lived!). It was an incredibly clear day so we were able to see Molokai and whales. The perfect way to set the tone for the year!
A few weeks ago we went with our friends Marie and Adrian to Breakout Waikiki. This was the first time I had done an escape room and it was so fun. We barely made it in time! I guess it helped that we had two intelligence Officers on our side…
This past week Paige came to visit! She was our first visitor since we moved back and we had a great time doing a ton of fun things on the island.
We spent her first whole day on the North Shore. Started with sky diving, enjoyed some shrimp and corn from the food trucks, saw some turtles, and had shave ice. After all of that, we were even able to muster enough energy to head into Waikiki for dinner.
There she is!
She made it!
This guy was huge.
So pretty..and delicious
Sunday, we went on one of our favorite hikes — Kuli’ou’ou Ridge. We’ve hiked this multiple times and this was the first time we ended up covered in mud.
Josh the monkey.
Found this guy on the trail.
Loved how the clouds were hanging over the mountain.
Paige and the stairs.
Made it to the top!
After our hike, we went to spitting caves to see what the waves were doing. They didn’t disappoint!
And now we’ll do a little jig.
During the week, Paige entertained herself with Pearl Harbor, visiting Kauai and some yoga. The next weekend we went on an ATV tour at Kualoa Ranch, which was a BLAST. This was our first time doing this and we can’t wait to do it again! The weather was beautiful and we had a great tour guide.