Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Stroll through Waikiki (part 3)

Continuing my stroll through Waikiki, above is Prince Kuhio - a member of the deposed Royal Family.   When the Republic of Hawaii became a US territory, Prince Kuhio was elected to represent Hawaii.

I love the colorful flowers so close to the beach!

A group of kama'aina (local) surfers brought their mascot with them.

A long line for breakfast!

Here is Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku - the father of modern surfing, five time Olympic medalist, and Hawaii's Aloha Ambassador!

Here are the Stones of Life.  From Waikiki Visitor (at this link),

In Waikiki, along Kuhio Beach, four particular stones stand together embracing a collective legacy within Hawaiian history and culture. Oral traditions tell us that, before the reign of O‘ahu’s chief Kakuhihewa, four individuals came from Tahiti to the shores of Waikiki bringing with them tremendous healing powers. Kapaemahu was the leader of the four and honored for his ability to cast aside carnality and care for both men and women. Kapuni was said to envelop his patients with his mana. While Kinohiwas the clairvoyant diagnostician, Kahaloa— whose name means “long breath”—was said to be able to breathe life into her patients. The art of healing they practiced is known in the Islands as la‘au lapa‘au. In this practice, plants and animals from the land and sea, which are known to have healing properties, are combined with great wisdom to treat the ailing.

More flowers ... 

... and a carved pumpkin from the historic Moana Surfrider Hotel! 

Top of Waikiki is a rotating restaurant - it is on my bucket list before leaving Hawaii!    What would you order for breakfast from Eggs and Things?  Be creative!  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, November 10, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, November 11.


Kim in Hawaii

For your carry on bag, a Ferrari!


  1. Maybe a frittata...I have only had one once and enjoyed it. Probably made with asparagus or spinach, mushrooms and cheese.

  2. Maybe I'll have a Spam omelet with cheese and onions.

  3. For breakfast, I'm not picky as long as there are hash browns involved! :P

  4. I had some bacon this morning. Home on a snow day. Did Hawaii ever have one of those? Too many storms!! I love the part about the Oral Traditions. I have an MA in Oral Traditions and find them fascinating.

  5. I love a good Denver Omelet with home fries and Texas toast!! UM UM good. Although the last time I went out for breakfast I ordered a Breakfast Burrito!

  6. I love Egg White Omelettes with Ham and lots of cheese... It's yummy.

  7. I'd love eggs, bacon, sausages, lambs kidneys (fried), fried tomatoes, fried bread, and a nice cup of tea to wash it all down.

  8. I love eggs and eat them many ways but my favorite is an over easy egg - I enjoy dipping into the yolk and bring on all the extras lol.

  9. Sausage gravy poured over biscuits and hash browns with 2 poached eggs on top. Coffee of course and just keep it flowing!!

  10. I would order a veggie omelet and a side dish of fruit. If I was really hungry I might add a couple of blueberry muffins.

  11. I would order 2 fried eggs and 3 pancakes. Then mix the pancakes and eggs together with a little blueberry syrup. I love having fried eggs on my pancakes.

  12. I would just love to see the menu and order something unique to Hawaii - just not spam!