Waipio Valley and Lunch at Tex's, Honokaa

Fabulous day today.  We went to beautiful Waipio Valley lookout - valley of the kings!

Isn't this gorgeous?  One mile of black sand beach!  Of course, the valley is sacred, private and remote.  So we didn't hike down or around or anything.  But the lookout itself is enough to take your breath away!

After, we went to a little nearby artist co-op, got some ice cream, saw some local crafts, and did other things that Stranskys like to do. 

Mr A picked some guava growing on the side of the road and we juiced it after the Vikings game.  He also somehow got Ikaika to get near this beast!  It makes me think we should have made more of an effort to get to the horse show at Waikoloa Stables this weekend...

Then we ate lunch at Tex's in Honokaa.  We go there periodically for malasadas or manapua, but the burgers were just as fantastic!

There is this cute little botanical garden directly behind the drive-in.  It had all the plants labeled, which was great and grew a huge variety including sugar cane, puakenikeni, lemons, bananas, and Queen Emma lily.

We also hit a great rummage sale in Honokaa town (got Ikaika a helmet and protective gear for under $2!), but anyone who knows my mom would have probably already guessed that we went to at least one today.


  1. LOVE Ikaika's hair!!

  2. All this in one day! My goodness momma go take a nap!!