Fresh fruit anyone? It’s a-plenty! We loved Hawaii for all of the fresh fruit growing everywhere. This place is so life giving!

 Coffee beans found on our hike to a waterfall. Competition for Starbucks, eh?

Coffee beans found on our hike to a waterfall. Competition for Starbucks, eh?

Our daily hikes included walls of lush green plants, song birds above singing “Howyadoinalright,” but best of all, snacks!

 Banana tree

Banana tree

 When there's bananas, we can't pass up a snack. 

When there's bananas, we can't pass up a snack. 

On every hike, we found all kinds of fruit along the way. No need to pack snacks in Hawaii, just look up. The trees are carrying them.

 Pineapple guava- everywhere!

Pineapple guava- everywhere!

 Too many! We had to pass up some good ones!

Too many! We had to pass up some good ones!

 Yum!

Yum!

Coming from dry Colorado, Adam and I were pumped to see so much food growing so easily! Our buddy Lucas showed Adam the ropes of climbing a coconut tree to get the goods and then how to machete the nut to get the milk and meat. Sooo good!

 Lucas and Adam checking the coconut racks. 

Lucas and Adam checking the coconut racks. 

 Lucas the professional climber. 

Lucas the professional climber. 

 Adam's turn!

Adam's turn!

 Machete time!

Machete time!

 Finally to the milk!

Finally to the milk!

And, we got to help harvest kalo in the loi fields and plant banana trees. My new favorite fruit is the apple banana, oh, and the strawberry guava and the passion fruit! Well, I guess they are all my new favorites!

 Loi fields with the original Hawaiians' irrigation system. Spectacular!

Loi fields with the original Hawaiians' irrigation system. Spectacular!

 All about that bass in the loi fields!

All about that bass in the loi fields!

 Stylin' tabi's in the loi. 

Stylin' tabi's in the loi. 

 Weeding and harvesting the kalo. 

Weeding and harvesting the kalo. 

 Learning how to cook the kalo. Just like prepping mashed potatoes. 

Learning how to cook the kalo. Just like prepping mashed potatoes. 

Talk about paradise, our friends filled their tables, blenders, salad dressings and meals with fruit from their backyards. Sugar cane, fig trees, orange trees, avocado trees, lime trees, coconut trees, papaya, guava, mango, pineapple, and bananas. We could get used to this delicious lifestyle!

 Snacking on sugar cane. 

Snacking on sugar cane. 

 Fig from the backyard fig tree. Can you see Laurel hiding?

Fig from the backyard fig tree. Can you see Laurel hiding?

 A real fresh fig!

A real fresh fig!

 A real pineapple. They grow in a bush! Learn something new every day. Getting closer to our food. 

A real pineapple. They grow in a bush! Learn something new every day. Getting closer to our food. 

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