Thursday, March 25, 2010

honolulu - day three

When we first arrived at the hotel, there were notices all over the building alerting guests that there would be a low flying helicopter on Tuesday between 7:00am to noon. We headed out this morning for our iced coffees and when we were walking past the lagoon towards the hotel, the PA told us that the walk ways were closed for the next 20 minutes as they are waiting for the helicopter to fly past. Turns out that our hotel is where they filmed the original Hawaii Five-0 (the part where they show Jack Lord) opening sequence and they are filming it today for the remake. Cool!

Hawaiian high school

Of course, I didn't have my camera with me, so you will just have to settle with these images...

The view up at Tantalus lookout in Puu Ualakaa State Wayside Park with Punchbowl Crater off in the distance.

A brief visit to Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific ...

We ended up in Ala Moana Shopping Center for lunch. Usually, I cringe at food courts, but everything here looked so delicious! From shaved ice to noodle bowls to fresh dim sum... Yum!

(My udon soup and katsu don with a side of pickled veggies)

We decided on a Japanese lunch at Donburiya DonDon. Each picture was just over $7.00!

(Rob's tempura cold soba noodles, oyako don, miso, pickled veggies and a side of macaroni salad)

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