Our second day in Oahu was Jesse's 19th birthday! Last time we were in Hawaii (10+ years ago), it was also during Jesse's birthday, lucky duck! We stopped by the well-known Hukilau Cafe in Laie for some bomb pancakes. Coconut, macadamia nut, blueberry...yummmm.
We walked around the Laie temple grounds and it was BEAUTIFUL. They had just finished some reconstruction in the main grounds area, and it was gorgeous.
Most of our day was spent at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie. We had the best tour guide, our family friend Brother Hanneman who helped make the PCC what it is today! He is in his late 80's and was speed walking around the entire PCC to make sure we got to all the shows on time and got the best seats. He was a complete hoot!
We made it to almost all the shows, then we went to a luau to eat some awesome food! I really came to love taro bread...and taro island bread pudding? AMAZING. After the luau we went to the night show at the PCC which was so fun to watch! It was one jam-packed awesome day :)