Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Our #Hawaii Vacation: Part 3 Where We Ate

We spent ten amazing nights in Oahu, Hawaii over spring break. Read more about where we stayed here. Today I am going to share with ya'll some of the restaurants and food trucks we enjoyed. The condo we were staying at was located in Waikiki within walking distance of Ala Moana Center which is a huge outdoor mall with tons of great restaurants, a food court, Target, Barnes & Noble, Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and a Ross.

We walked from our condo at The Ilikai to Ala Moana Center several times for dinner. Our first night we dined at California Pizza Kitchen. This is located on the 4th floor of Ala Moana Center. We asked to be seated beside the window and we had a great view of the ocean y'all! My kids love pizza and we have dined at California Pizza Kitchen many times before. It was nice to hop off of a 9 hour flight and have some comfort food :) 

California Pizza Kitchen

Day 2 we spent at the beach and we had lunch from Gilligan's Beach Shack. The food truck is parked pretty much everyday in the same area near the Hilton Lagoon. Here is the website: http://gilliganswaikiki.com/ We enjoyed the food from the food truck. My husband had the taco plate and I had the teriyaki steak bites. I felt like it was a good amount of food for the price. The coleslaw is so delicious and I usually do not like coleslaw. The line does get a bit long but we arrived right when they opened at 11 am. My kids loved the shave ice.

Menu

                                                 Terryaki Steak Bites, fries and sweet coleslaw

Day 3 we ventured to Duke's Lane Market & Eatery for breakfast. It was about a 10 minute walk from our condo. This is a great spot to grab a quick breakfast, snack, lunch and even ice cream! https://www.dukeslanehawaii.com/ What is neat about Duke's Lane is that you can shop here and buy your groceries or you can dine here. They sell fine gourmet foods, spirits, craft beers and wine's. They have excellent coffee, POG juice and malasadas!

They are located at 2255 Kuhio Avenue Honolulu, HI They are open daily from 6 am until 11:30 pm There is also a great sit down restaurant located inside Duke's Lane Market & Eatery called Basalt. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer a great happy hour daily from 3 - 6 pm and you can score mai tai's for $6

Breakfast of champions! Malasada's and POG juice 

Look at all these amazing pastries and breakfast goodies to choose from!

Breakfast sandwiches and doughnuts 

                                                                     Delicious gelato

We rented a car for the last 5 days of our vacation. We ventured to the North Shore several days and we absolutely loved the Surf & Salsa food truck! I highly recommend this if you like mexican food. *They are closed on Sundays* Here is the website: https://www.surfnsalsa.com/ and their social media:
https://www.instagram.com/surfnsalsa/
They have a nice seating area with tables located behind the food truck.


They have parking available


Complimentary chips and salsa


The most delicious cheese quesadilla ever 

The burrito's are so delicious! 

My favorite lunch in the North Shore---Surf & Salsa

We made reservations for dinner at https://www.tanakaoftokyo.com/ to celebrate my husband's birthday. We really enjoyed the hibachi style restaurant. The food was excellent and we will definitely return. Tanaka of Tokyo has several locations in Oahu. We dined at the Ala Moana Center location which is the "west" location. Excellent service and super yummy food! 

Sadly I did not snap any photos of our meal but here is the chef cooking our dinner! I ordered the chicken teriyaki and my husband had the filet. They were both amazing.

Next up, my all time favorite lunch spot in Waikiki..... Duke's!! This is a must eat spot in Waikiki. Located on the sand at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. 2335 Kalakaua Avenue Validated self-parking is available at the Ohana East Hotel! The rate for validated self-parking is only $6 for 4 hours.

Hours: Breakfast buffet: 7:00 am - 10:30 am $18/person
Lunch from 11:00 am 
Lunch Buffet: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm $29/person
Dinner: 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Barefoot Bar: 11 am - Midnight



                        We asked to be seated outside and check out this gorgeous view from our table!!


My kids enjoyed the kids meal's

Delicious Duke's cheeseburger and fries

Chicken fingers and fries at Duke's 

Up next.... Leonard's Bakery! I'm sure you have heard of the world famous malasadas from Leaonard's Bakery! They have been featured on the Travel Channel and various other tv shows. Arrive early because the line can be long. We waited about 20 minutes but it is SO worth the wait!! 


           3 happy kids eating in our rental car on our way to the North Shore for a day of fun in the sun!

Malasada's are Portuguese donuts without a hole. They are so yummy!! 

Located at 933 Kapahula Avenue Open Sun-Thur 5:30 am - 10 pm & Fri & Sat 5:30 am - 11 pm

Up next....our favorite beaches in Oahu and our sea turtle sightings!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Disney + Coming to Hulu

Hulu recently announced that they will be offering Disney + as an add on for their subscribers!! I am SO happy about this announcement. Disney+ will include Disney and Pixar films, Marvel and Star Wars movies too! There will unlimited downloads! This means you can download your favorite Disney movies and tv shows to watch later. Perfect for road trips!!

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When will it launch?

November 12, 2019

How much will it cost?

Disney + will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year (best deal)

What devices will Disney + be available on?

Roku, laptops, computers, Ipads, Kindles, PS4, etc.

Will there be ads?

Disney+ will be ad free!! Woohoo!!

To learn more about Disney + visit this website
To learn more about cutting the cable cord be sure to read my blog post.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

All About Our Day At Luray Caverns, VA

Luray Caverns is located less than 3 hours from Richmond, VA. Luray Caverns are considered a US Landmark. Did you know that the caverns were discovered in the 1800's? 

My children enjoyed exploring the caverns

Luray Caverns is the largest caverns in the Eastern United States


The caverns are a constant 54 degrees

Pricing:
  • Adults: $28
  • Children: $15
  • Under 6: FREE
  • Seniors: $25
  • Group Discounts:
  • 540•743•6551
If you are visiting Luray Caverns be sure to check out the complimentary car museum and old timey toy museum too! These were quite interesting.

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