Day 14 – Frenzies

P1230140A frenzy of fruit? No, today was about crowds and the frenzy they create.

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.

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see the guy in the Waipa tee shirt? That is our favorite market in Kauai.  Didn't know he was in the picture till i started writing this.  hmmm a sign?

see the guy in the Waipa tee shirt? That is our favorite market in Kauai. Didn’t know he was in the picture till i started writing this. hmmm a sign?

IMG_2662Mike 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!!

dragon fruit

dragon fruit

red pitay
red pitay

we picked up one of these

we picked up one of these

thought it was interesting, but didn't get any

thought it was interesting, but didn’t get any

hmmm, not today

hmmm, not today

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.

for all my teaching friends, thought this was fun.

for all my teaching friends, thought this was fun.

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Being so close the beach we had to walk over and check out the Waikiki scene.

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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.

Diamond Head

Diamond Head

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.

opa fish

opa fish

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.

IMG_2685 IMG_2687 IMG_2688Time for us to head home.  Of course on the way home we had to stop at BKs Big Boys Poke for some fresh poke.

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.

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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.

About hikergal

enjoying hiking the woods of Connecticut and the corner of three states. On occasion hike outside of this area. I always hike with my best buddy, best hiking partner, my husband.
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