Saturday, December 21, 2013
About five minutes up the road from us is the little town of Hanalei. It's the place to go if you're looking for some good looking board shorts or other trendy surf attire, fresh fruit smoothies, anything made with acai, beach inspired housewares and gifts, souvenirs, and, of course, shave ice. Yes, shave ice, not shaved ice. An ice cold concoction of ice shavings covered in sweet syrups - yep, plural, nobody gets just one flavor - and, if your really feeling like a splurge, a scoop of ice cream on the bottom is the bomb! There are some good restaurants and some touristy places too. There is also one of the prettiest churches on the island. Hanalei is a sweet place with a fun, carefree vibe where you are just as likely to rub shoulders with someone famous as you are with a scruffy dude whose been camping on the beach a bit too long. Doesn't matter - everyone seems to be having a good time. Everyone seems to be happy in Hanalei.