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PAPA OLE'S KITCHEN ON OAHU

During our last trip back to Oahu, cousin Jeff told us about his favorite hole in the wall spot we must try. He kept reminding us, and so glad we finally listened to him our last day and visited Papa Ole's Kitchen. Located in Hauula, it truly is a hole in the wall found in a mini strip mall. Always busy with locals which is always a good sign.  The food is amazing. We each ordered mini plates and they were incredibly generous. I had the Shredded Pork with Gravy. Best pork I had and my mouth is literally watering...

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HELEMANO PLANTATION IS A HIDDEN GEM...

We discovered a gem in Wahiawa. Each time we drove down Kamehameha Hwy, just as we passed the Dole Plantation I would see a road that captured my attention. One day we decided to explore this road and we discovered a hidden oasis. Helemano Plantation is a place where "Aloha begins". There is a restaurant , a bakery, a farm and wonderful shops. The entire plantation offers training and jobs for the developmentally disabled. We enjoyed their shops and met wonderful people during our visit. We went away with many goodies, including our beautiful carved Honu. Prices are amazing, but...

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MIKE'S HULI CHICKEN IN KANEOHE

If you're on the island of Oahu and hungry for great local food, check out Mike's Huli Chicken in Kaneohe (East side of the island). Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives) rated this place with top reviews. So, for sure you gotta stop for some good eats! Yeah, that's me Bad Tuna Bob in front of their promo truck. The real cooking, grilling and ordering are off to the right of me. We had the combo plates (huli chicken with kalua pork and huli chicken with garlic shrimp as shown) Both plates were "broke da mouth" kine food.  So, go now...

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PEGGY SUE'S DINER IN YERMA, CA.

On our way to Las Vegas we stop at Peggy Sue's in Yerma, which a little town next to Barstow, CA. If you never been there before, it's a fun place for you and your ohana to enjoy good homemade food and lot's of 1950's vintage stuff including candies you have never seen in a long time (if born in 50s / 60s). Sorry they don't make Spam Musibi, Terayaki chicken or any local Hawaiian food. You in da mainland now. LOL!  Here's a quick video we made while we were there. Click here.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH SURF AND PIER

If you have not been to the Huntington Beach Pier in California, check out this aerial video for some surfing and the HB Pier. Drones used are the Autel Evo and DJI Mavic Pro. Click here.

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