Day 14 – Frenzies
We began our day heading off to the KCC Farmers Market. We were looking for fruits. On Kauai, the farmers markets provide lots of fresh fruits. Here on Oahu, we haven’t found just the right market for that. Our Saturday Waialua one has lots of fresh produce, but little in the way of exotic fruits.
We decided to hit up the KCC Market. What a mad house. There were lots of food vendors for prepared foods, all kinds, they outnumbered the local produce/fruit farmer.
Mike and I had to make a plan, if we got separated, where we would meet up. We both were getting trampled in the crowds. Mike is tall and that is not easy to trample him. Finally we found a fruit seller. Jackpot!!
We escaped the frenzy of people and headed out to the Waikiki Artfest. All items are handmade in Hawaii. I was a little nervous the crowds would be thick and we wouldn’t be able to move again, without being jostled. No fear, the booths were spread apart and the crowds weren’t there.
Being so close the beach we had to walk over and check out the Waikiki scene.
After the excitement of the morning, we were ready to head home to the north shore. As we were walking to our car through Kapiolani Park, Diamond Head was just beaming in the sun.
I had to post it to facebook and when I did, I noticed He’eia Kea Pier General Store and Deli posted their lunch special. Off we go to Kaneohe for lunch. Mike had their shrimp sandwich and I had their fresh caught opa.
We finished up and noticed a local boat was unloading their catch to a truck. The fisherman had a bounty of aku. I am sure in the boat it was a frenzy of fish.
Once home, we read, swam and had dinner. Our neighbors had a little party, which upset the neighborhood peeps. Again another frenzy of people in our day.
So let’s cap off the night with a throng of people. We ended the night going to our first Bon Dance. We had never been to one before. We stayed for 45 minutes, the crowd was intense and even though they were doing the lantern float, there was no way we could make it down to the water to see it, the crowd was so thick.
It wasn’t a busy day, but a day full of people in large amounts, all being swept away by something, whether food or music. Hopefully tomorrow will a day of less frenzy for us.