Today was pretty low key if that is even possible here since a simple glance around gets me so excited. We hung out at the beach and pool, swam and snorkeled close by at an area known as Black Rock, and ate Fried Rice and Spam Musubis for dinner at the condo.
Musubi is one of the foods that Blake looks forward to eating when he comes home or his mom comes to Maryland. Most people struggle to get the whole spam thing, but the Hawaiians love their spam. I must say I have developed a taste for it myself and Blake’s mom makes great Musubis. A Musubi is some type of meat-spam, chicken, beef, lup cheong (Chinese sausage which looks like a hot dog) with sticky rice, a drizzle of teriyaki or soy sauce then wrapped in seaweed. Having egg in it is another option. They can be found in a glass case to keep them warm at 7-11’s and it happens to be one of our most important stops when we get to Hawaii.
Today I also tried some new fruits, Rambutan and Longan (also known as Dragon’s eye). My mother-in-law says these fruits come from the Philippines and must be why they are more rare here than Papaya, Pineapple and Mangos.
Obviously Blake loves all the food options that can only be found here and I have grown to love them as well. However, I always really enjoy the fruits and have eaten fresh Papaya every morning for breakfast. We are introducing the kids to all the foods as well but they have been mostly sticking to what they are used to (other than Aloha juice of course). We hope there will be many more trips to get them excited about all the foods they can have here.
As we set the dinner table out on the lanai, we got to catch yet another beautiful sunset.