Of course, the first thing we did after breakfast was check out the beach.
Bellows beach is one of my favorites, because it's not crowded. During the week especially we can have the whole beach to ourselves! Much better than nasty Waikiki . . .
Dad, Ella, and I then headed to the Marine base commissary to stock up on necessities.
On the way, we stopped to get some breakfast at a little local restaurant in Kailua. Loco Moco looks like poo slathered in poo, but trust me, it's delicious. (It's actually fried rice with a beef patty covered in gravy and then topped with a fried egg. It's hard on the arteries but good on the tastebuds.)
Another fabulous benefit to renting a cabin is that it comes with a fully furnished kitchen, so we can save a lot of money by cooking instead of eating out all the time (eating malasadas and bi bim bap doesn't count. Those foods are listed under "therapy").
I couldn't believe the prices at the military commissary. Milk was only $3.99 a gallon. Off base it's $5! We were able to get a lot of groceries as well as some extra goodies . . .
Chocolate haupia pie anyone?