We’re so sad that our time in paradise is like sands through the hourglass…
(Days of Our Lives shout-out!)
As a result, we packed a lot of fun activities into our second-to-last full day of vacation.
I’m not crushing on Cindy as much as my husband. He likes that she’s a quick and breezy affair, but I think she’s just a bee with an itch. I might, in fact, sort of hate her.
When we came back to our place, we gobbled up the yummy breakfast that D & T had saved for us (fried eggs, sausages, and shredded chicken and bacon)…
…before heading out with the family to try our hand at paddling in an outrigger canoe.
Then, we hung out at the beach and took turns snorkeling and making sure our kids didn’t get washed away to the open sea.
Did I mention all this took place before noon?
We headed back to our place and washed the sand off everyone…
…before I threw together the ingredients for a make-your-own nori wraps lunch buffet.
This time, I bought regular roasted nori and cut the sheets in half…
…mashed a bowl of guacamole…
…sliced some local cucumbers…
…tossed a quick crab salad with canned crab, garlic salt, volcano grind, lime juice, and extra virgin olive oil…
…and fried Keoki’s Kalua pork.
For the veggie side dish, I stir-fried some spinach with onions and garlic salt.
Here’s my lunch:
After lunch, we all relaxed until dinnertime. We were resting up so everyone would be alert and perky for our date at the Old Lahaina Luau.
The girls had never been to a luau before – despite being members of a halau for a number of years in the Bay Area – so even though it was a touristy thing to do, we jumped at the chance to attend.
Did I mention that there’s an open bar, too? I nursed a tall glass of water all night. I’m wild and kerazy like that.
We even bumped into S & K, two badass members from Lahaina CrossFit who work/dance at the luau!
The nosh is traditional luau fare and includes Kalua pig slow roasted in an imu, the Hawaiian underground oven.
Since the food is served buffet-style, you can eat relatively Paleo – or at least grain-free – because you choose your own dining adventure.
Here’s my dinner plate:
I even ate a couple squares of haupia for dessert. Note to self: I need to develop a Paleo version of this treat.
The dancing and music were awesome and it was so much fun watching the kids mesmerized by the entertainment.
I’m so tired I’m nodding off at the keyboard. Good night!