Sunday, March 2

“It was his opinion that a man had to wait until he was dead to know the meaning of God, unless he happened to have known the sea in his youth.” ~ James A. Michener, Hawaii

Earlier this month, I went to Hawaii to visit my brother. It was just a long weekend, and I think most of my coworkers thought I was crazy to go to Hawaii for a weekend. However, since I went to school there as well and have spent a lot of time in Hawaii, I didn't really need to do any touristy things. Ray was most excited for my visit because he wanted to go to Costco. Haha.

As far as I can remember, when I was a BYUH student I never attended a single sporting event, but Ray and I decided to go to the basketball game.

The nice thing about the game is I won a free T-shirt, and they gave free ice cream to the whole stadium because the Seasiders hit 100 points! (Actually, they hit 99, but they decided to be nice).

Ray is working at the PCC as a tour guide right now, so our friend Iakaika and I decided to go to the PCC and spy on Ray's tour. 

Speaking of spying, I snuck into my old Hale (dorms), and even into my old room! Haha.

Our main goals for the weekend were places to eat. We mostly stayed around Laie and Kahuku, but on my last day in Hawaii we headed all the way up to Haleiwa. Our friend Liz just moved to Hawaii from China this semester, and we were shocked she had never been! 

Naturally, we had to stop at Matsumoto's for the best shave ice on the island. 

There wasn't a lot of time spent on the beach this trip. Frankly, I am not a huge fan of beaches, but Waimea is my favorite beach so we had to stop and let Lizzy get her feet in the water (she somehow moved to Hawaii without a swimsuit.... so hadn't been to the beach much and never to Waimea). 

Our last stop was Ted's Bakery for some chocolate haupia pie! The best pie in the world! I actually managed to have pie from Ted's 3 times in 4 days. 

It was a great trip, and a good start to the year! If Ray actually graduates (haha), I'll be back at the end of the year too!


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