Posted by: Dad...Guess What?! | March 15, 2012

Taking the day off

Life outside of family has been interesting to say the least, so I decided to take the day off and spend it with my family.  This was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in 2012 so far.  It is Spring Break for my oldest, which gave us the opportunity to maximize the day.  I gottah say, it was wonderful.

First, I slept in.  Then we headed out west to the lagoons in Ko’olina.

This was lagoon 2.  The downside of the lagoons was the parking.  There was very limited spaces so it paid to go early.  It seems you’ll be waiting for a spot if you arrive after 9am, probably longer on the weekends.  The lagoons are wonderful (even though it is partially man made).  The beaches are not crowded (I guess because of the parking issue), it is also clean, and the bathrooms are close.

The kids had so much fun.  After the beach, we headed into Kapolei and picked up Jamba Juice (because we had a gift card), manapua from Chun Wah Kam (because we forgot our credit card and the manapuas are cheap), and headed to the Kapolei Regional Park.  Lucky for us, one of the most popular lunch trucks was next to the park – Fairy Cakes.

So of course we had to buy stuff from them too.  They rarely come into town (Honolulu) so this was a treat.  Later in the day we had dinner at The Alley at the Aiea Bowl and took home their pumpkin crunch cake for dessert (because we always have their famous lemon crunch cake and wanted something different).

Needless to say it was a great day.  I need to do this more often.


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