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Category Archive: food

Is it a Hilo Thing?

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Monday Musings from Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. Thinking about eating out in Hilo tonight? In the morning? For an afternoon snack? If so, you could go to Ken’s…or Kenichi’s…or Don’s. What… Continue reading

Onekahakaha Beach Park, Family Fun Day, Wedding Reception

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I recently had a great Saturday in Hilo. I sometimes hear people say that they can’t find things to do in Hilo, but this past Saturday was packed with fun things to do.My… Continue reading

Pokemon, Stonehenge, Shopping in Sapporo

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Shucks… I woke up at 5 a.m. again this morning. The sun is so bright! I had another combini breakfast this morning. Nebaneba noodles. Natto sushi.And some cute juicy lassi thing. After breakfast,… Continue reading

Shopping in Sapporo

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I slept in a little more this morning.  I woke up 5:30 a.m.–the latest so far this trip. We visited Nijo morning market and had sushi for breakfast. So decadent! Uni, toro, salmon,… Continue reading

Flowers in Furano

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I closed the black-out curtains so I could finally sleep in.  This means sleeping until 5 a.m. instead of 3:30 a.m. Yay. Today, I found a nebaneba breakfast at 7-11 around the corner… Continue reading

Asahikawa Adventuring (No Pokemon Go)

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Ugh!  I woke up at 3:30 am again. My body clock game sucks. I have to remember to close the blackout drapes tomorrow.  The sun comes up at 4 a.m. here in Sapporo.… Continue reading

An Ode to Trader Joe’s

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. Remember how I said last week that “in Hilo [folks] always appreciate something from Trader Joe’s.”? Well that got me thinking…I know this is not the… Continue reading

Hakodate Hokkaido Holiday

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I haven’t been to Hokkaido in over 10 years.  Hawaiian Airlines flies directly to Chitose Airport in Hokkaido so we decided to take our children there for a short trip.  We took the… Continue reading

Waikoloa Overnighter for the Kona Marathon 5K

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At the last moment, my runner son decided he wanted to enter the Kona Marathon 5K event. I thought it was a great idea for a one night getaway to the sunny side… Continue reading

Hog Island Oyster Co.

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Have you been to Hog Island Oyster Co. in the San Francisco Ferry Building? I have and I love it.  They have outdoor and inside seating and the oysters are fresh! After the… Continue reading