Finally! It’s whale watching day! My favorite. And though it dawned cloudy and rainy (yet again) the weather actually turned out perfect. Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists once again did an outstanding job and we had a great time.

All that fresh air created hearty appetites. And Aloha Mixed Plate did not disappoint. I LOVE this place: open air, right on the ocean, great staff, a little Hawaiian culture. Joe had the Loco Moco: two eggs on top of a beef patty (covered with gravy), on top of white rice with macaroni salad on the side (of course!). Many of us ordered my favorite (third time for me this trip), the Aloha Mixed Plate: shoyu chicken, teriyaki beef, fresh fish, white rice, mac salad.