So this day we decided to split up. Min and I just wanted a chill day on the North Shore but we also wanted Mike and Kailey to hike Diamond Head and experience the great view and snorkel at Hanauma Bay. We started the day off right with a quick swim out front while Mike and Kailey headed south.
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They're off exploring places we've been before meanwhile we're just trying to decide what to get for lunch. Hawaii, unsurprisingly, does not really do Mexican food particularly well. Luibueno's in Haleiwa, however is a place where you can get a basket of chips and salsa that would make any Texan feel at home.
Having a shitty parking situation is one of my pet peeves and this always seems to be an issue on Oahu, but thankfully the shopping center where Luibueno's can be found, at least for now, is an exception to the rule.
With photographic evidence the only thing I have to rely on at this point (3 months later), I am not sure where the rest of this day went. I know I tried to back up all the pictures and video with and that failed spectacularly. I also know Mike and Kailey showed up just in time to grab another sunset.
...and then we got the bright idea to head back into Haleiwa to see if Opal Thai was still doing his thing.
Preface: Set aside any preconceived notions you might have of Guy Fieri and his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives show.
Opal sits down at your table and tells you that you dinner this night is totally up to him; the menu is just there for show. He runs a quick casting couch interview asking about your preferences/familiarity with Thai food and then goes back into the kitchen. Whatever he decides to make comes out in a few courses and at the end he brings out a very modest bill. Opal hasn't let his fame go to his head, he keeps it one hundo.