On our second last day in Hawaii, we toured the Allerton Gardens. We had a very amusing tour guide, which always makes the tour that much better. It was a very pretty place, and quite a nice activity for a sunny Sunday afternoon. There have been a couple of movies that have filmed scenes in these gardens, and probably the most well known one is Jurassic Park. There’s a scene in that movie where a doctor (I think) is attacked by velociraptors near some giant tree roots. Of course, everyone stopped to get their picure taken in the famous tree roots. Now we can all say we have seen the place where the velociraptors attacked. Oh yes, and we picked oranges right off the tree and ate them. So good.
Monday was our last day in Hawaii. We went for a swim in the ocean, said farewell to our condo, did some shopping, and headed back down to the south shore to wander around. We had gelato, went and sat on the beach for awhile and found some sort of specialty burger place to eat at. Then we tried to find a good and deserted place to watch the sunset. We found a nice place not to far from the airport, and were rewarded with a pretty sunset, the only non-overcast sunset we saw, I think. Then we locked our keys in the trunk and we had to collapse the back seats so I could reach for the glow in the dark trunk release latch I had randomly noticed a couple days before that. If we could have found the actual trunk button in the car, that would have been helpful too. At least the car doors were open. Then it was off to the airport, followed by a very long, sleepless, overnight flight to Canada, a mad dash through the airport to catch a flight, and then a long, sleepless drive home. Ninety minutes of sleep in 36 hours is not something I would recommend. And then we were home, already plotting what we would do on our next trip.