When Troy found out that the Dole Pineapple Plantation no longer serves homemade ice cream in fresh pineapples, he wanted to scrap the visit altogether.
However, after a little convincing from his mom regarding how much the boys would love the train ride, he agreed to give the plantation a shot.
I don’t think any of us were disappointed.
We saw fields upon fields of neat rows of pineapples.
The entire plantation was like visual candy.
Nash got lost in the tropical jungle.
We jumped on the Pineapple Express for the two mile tour that circled the plantation.
It might have been the number one highlight of the entire trip for Blake.
The train took us past some more spectacular landscapes.
After the train ride, we headed to the pond where we were allowed to feed humongous fish (I’m thinking that this photo would make a good jigsaw puzzle).
We also took the audio tour through the botanical gardens. Basically what that meant is everyone else listened to their audio wands while my finger became sore from staying on my shutter button for so long.
No, the matching wasn’t planned.
I think I could fill up about 20 posts with these tropical beauties.
We came across a gum tree with the most unique texture. The striking multicolored bark was almost like a striped camouflage.
Bird of Paradise; a beautiful flower and also my favorite yoga pose.
I had to be dragged away from that tropical wonderland to indulge in a sweet treat. The pineapple ice cream might not have been served in a fresh pineapple (and Nash might have been throwing a whopper of a tantrum at that point), but the towers of goodness still proved to be worthwhile.
WOW!!! Absolutely amazing pictures and what an interesting place in Hawaii that I would never think be as cool as it looked. If I ever go I will want to stop by there for sure
Oh my gosh, these are definitely the best pictures of your vacation/trip that you've posted yet! WOW, this place is so colorful and has so many cool shapes and textures, I loooooved looking at these pictures Nashy!
You should make a lot of those gorgeous pictures into puzzles. I'm sure there are websites that would allow you to do that. SmugMug might have something like that (and if they don't, I could suggest it to them. They're in our ward and stake.) Then you could sell them on Etsy or something.
Looks like you all had tons of fun. I would love to explore Oahu more. Joseph's dad worked at Dole when he was a teenager.
Lucy saw the picture of you and Troy and said, "Oh, that's my Miss Lindsey and Uncle Troy!!" don't know how he got promoted to family, but we think of you all that way so we'll take it 🙂