Day 37: A Swap Meet That’s not Really a Swap Meet

We haven’t had many free Sunday mornings, so we seized today as our day to check out the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet. We’d heard from a lot of folks that this is the best place to get affordable souvenirs and we certainly got a lot of bang for our buck. I will say that I was a little disappointed that while there were hundreds of vendors there, it was really just the same three or four general groupings of items–many of which are not even made in Hawaii. Ah well. We did find some gems for friends and family back home, so it was worth the brutal heat. Did I mention that today was one of the hottest days since we got here and that the swap meet is uncovered/outdoors?

To celebrate a morning well spent we treated ourselves to some burgers at Honolulu Burger Company where we coincidentally celebrated National Cheeseburger Day with complimentary fries. I got the Kalua pig burger and it was delicious. After a quick trip to the grocery store we met a friend at Duke’s where we ran into a man who knew Mike’s grandfather when he lived in the Poconos! We ended our evening at Moana Terrace Bar & Grill on top of the Marriott in Waikiki, which has a pretty sweet view.


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