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Working Hard in Hawaii

Sexy Nerd's job requires him to travel almost every week. He flies so many places so frequently, half the time I'm not even sure where he is. I just asked him if he saw the zebra balloon in the air over Albuquerque yesterday morning and he said no. I asked if he'd seen any balloons and he said no. Incredulously, I asked how that could possibly be, as there are hot air balloons everywhere right now. He hasn't seen any balloons because he hasn't been here. Oh, right.

Is Sexy Nerd in Washington D.C. this week? Napa Valley? Instead of being home, the poor guy is always stuck sleeping at a resort or dining at a gourmet steakhouse. Poor, poor Sexy Nerd.

Recently, his work made him go to Hawaii. Don't you feel sooo bad for him?

 the zebra balloon
I hated for Sexy Nerd to feel homesick, all alone in a tropical paradise, so I tagged along. Yes, I am the best wife ever, obviously.

Ted's Bakery
Ted's Bakery, one of our favorite restaurants in the world. We even bought our wedding cake there, which was a great decision because now we get to have our wedding cake again every time we visit. Their meal options are great too. Try the loco moco!

Lotus in pond

Pineapple Express train
We took the Pineapple Express train tour at the Dole Plantation. It was fun enough to do once (I purchased Go Oahu cards for us, which I highly recommend and which included this activity. Otherwise, I'd have skipped the Pineapple Express train.) The highlight of our plantation tour? The woman in front of us was recording everything with her cell phone and her video camera simultaneously. Kind of silly when you consider that, for most of the tour, all we could see was dirt!

sunset view

Shave Ice
Shave Ice 

beach visits

The Waiahole Poi Factory
It tasted better than it looks!
We had an authentic Hawaiian lunch from The Waiahole Poi Factory. I enjoyed my tomato salad, full of tomatoey-goodness...until Sexy Nerd revealed it was actually raw salmon! I don't even like cooked salmon.

water everywhere

Byodo-In Temple on Oahu
I highly recommend a visit to the Byodo-In Temple on Oahu. After fighting the Hawaii traffic and crowds, it's nice to have a serene setting to decompress.

 Hawaii photos

All of our Hawaii photos were taken on Sexy Nerd's new phone, which only he is allowed to use (per Sexy Nerd. Yeah, he's no fun sometimes). We almost went the entire trip without any photos of him. Luckily, our final stop before heading to the airport was the Bishop Museum. There, this happened:

Jurassic Park
*Jurassic Park Theme Music*

Status_Jurassic Park Theme Music
Yee haw!

Jurassic Park Theme Music
"Wait. You're not going to share these photos on your blog, right?"

No, Sexy Nerd. Of course not.

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