September 16, 2005
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A trip with the family to historic Haleiwa town on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. It's a beautiful place somewhat clogged with tourist traffic. The key draw for many is shave ice, with Matsumoto's being the quintessential destination. My wife and I prefer Aoki's, just a few yards down the street, where the ice is finer and the lines are shorter. Music is "FastCars" from Plethora by MRDC (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can directly download the above Quicktime movie (.MOV) file or a larger version (320x240/90MB) here, courtesy the Internet Archive. For the iPod-optimized file (.MP4/13MB) served up in the feed, click here.

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Posted by Ryan at 06:55 AM


Nice town you got there. Close enough to you too. I wish we could have shot some 8 ft waves in Waikiki yesterday.
Posted by: hilton Blackwell at September 15, 2005 6:17 PM

I am amazed at how busy the shave ice stands have become! Whew! Used to be so quiet, the North Shore. I am stoked you are passing on the tradition (I think of it as tradition), of shave ice enjoyment to the kids. And the littlest one looks like, he got a bit of a pleasant icey shock. I'm sure they got all "sticky." The Haleiwa bridge looks as tight for cars to pass, as I can remember. Seeing the N. Shore brings back fond memories for me. Thanks.
Posted by: Chris Ivanyi at September 18, 2005 6:22 AM

ryan, this was a fun ride through haleiwa with your family! i loved watching the kids' expressions as jen handed them their shave ice!!! loved the line at matsumoto's. you really captured the town at its finest. the music really added the excitement. mahalo!
Posted by: ai pohaku at December 6, 2005 8:38 PM

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