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Pumpkin Picking at the Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch

Michelle and I made the drive out from town to Kapolei yesterday eager to visit the pumpkin patch at Aloun Farms. It’s been years since we last visited the patch. The last time that we went pumpkin picking must have been pre-2007. How do I know? Easy. I checked my iPhone camera roll and found zero pumpkin photos. And since my iPhone cameral roll contains the memory of everything that I’ve done/seen/touched/tasted since my very first iPhone in 2007 then our last pumpkin adventure must have predated the original iPhone. This post might be about pumpkins, but boy, am I an Apple fan.

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Bouldering In Hawaii: A Photo Exhibition at the Manifest

Hey Exploration: Hawaii readers, I highly suggest that you folks go and check out the Bouldering In Hawaii exhibit that is currently on display at the Manifest in Chinatown. I had the opportunity to check out the opening reception last night and it was awesome. I also got to finally meet David Chatsuthiphan, owner of Unreal Hawaii, and the person behind the Bouldering In Hawaii exhibit. Very nice guy!

The exhibit will be on display at the Manifest until November 17, 2012.

Manifest
32 North Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

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Piiholo Ranch Zipline: Zipping Through The Longest Side-by-Side Zipine in Hawaii

Ziplining is something that I’ve always wanted to do. The thought of ziplining always seemed safer than skydiving, yet more adventurous than a controlled roller coaster ride. I recently had the chance to zipline for the very first time with my wife of just one week. It was actually Michelle’s idea to go ziplining and so if anything were to go horribly wrong, say an unforgettable wedgie at 600 feet, then I would place all blame on her.

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14th Annual Memorial Day Lantern Floating at Ala Moana Beach Park

I’ve never seen Ala Moana Beach park so packed with people. News reports mentioned that more than 40,000 people converged on Ala Moana Beach Park for the 14th annual Memorial Day lantern floating. The event, which is officiated by Shinnyo-en and presented by the Na Lei Aloha Foundation, started in 1999 as a way to remember and honor those who have died in service to their country. And the significance of the lanterns?

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Hawaii Shark Encounters

I’ve never done the Hawaii Shark Encounters Tour. I’ve always wanted to. And I imagine that I will sometime in the future. Until then, I can live vicariously through this video.

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The Honolulu Fish Auction: The Most Tuna You’ll Ever See In One Place

If you think that that the fish tossing experience at Pike Place Market in Seattle is neat then you’ll most definitely be blown away by the Honolulu Fish Auction. Located at the end of Pier 38, this fish auction is indeed one of a kind. It’s the only fish auction that sells fresh tuna in the United States. If you enjoy tuna (or ahi as the locals call it) in your sushi then you’ve probably taken a bite out of ahi that made its way through the Honolulu Fish Auction. Because of its location in the Pacific, the Honolulu Fish Auction is the only fish auction between Tokyo and Maine. Six days a week, fisherman unload their catch in the early morning and the auctions begin at 5:30am. The best part is that you’re invited, if even to just stand in awe at thousands of pounds of quality deep sea catch. Like the vast Pacific Ocean, the Honolulu Fish Auction has a lot to offer.

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Star of Honolulu Premier Whale Watch Cruise: An Excellent Whale Watching Experience

If you’re looking to do a whale cruise in Hawaii then look no further than the Star of Honolulu Premier Whale Watching Cruise. I had the opportunity to experience the Star of Honolulu last week and I was thoroughly impressed and had an excellent time. Before I continue I should disclose that this opportunity was a complimentary offer provided to Exploration: Hawaii by Star of Honolulu as part of their media tour.

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North Shore Catamaran Charters Whale-Watching Cruise Reviewed

A lot of the adventuring on Exploration: Hawaii involves hiking Hawaii’s dirt trail. With that in mind, we set out to catch a ride to the high seas aboard the Ho`Onanea Catamaran of the North Shore Catamaran Charters. A close friend of mine, whom I affectionately call Marklander, was visiting Hawaii. He had a list of things that he wanted to do, see, and visit before leaving, and whale watching was at the top of his list. Actually, dining daily on Gina’s Korean BBQ was at the top of his list, but that is a different story.