Sam and Keiko arrived safely after a 6.5 hour red eye flight. We picked them up at their Waikiki hotel and Art drove them to the Waikele Outlet Mall about 5 minutes away. Busloads of tourists are often dropped off there.
Before they left Japan. I told Sam there was a Coach Outlet close by. When he mentioned it to his beautiful, fashionable daughters, they were thrilled. It was definitely a place Sam said he and Keiko needed to go to.
While they were gone, my mom and I were busy getting dinner on the table. We had her crab casserole, 6 (3 is not enough for us)bean salad, green salad, ogo (seaweed) salad, grilled vegetables with parmesan cheese, corned beef slices, rice and flan for dessert made with soymilk.
When they returned, we saw that a delighted Keiko had purchased 3 handbags. Her daughters would get to choose from them and she would take what was left over. She marveled at how cheap the prices were. I was doubtful. My mother and I took a look at the price tags and nearly fell over. It was 60% off the regular price but it was still too much for us. Then again, my mom and I are not exactly what you call stylish. I can just picture my daughter nodding her head with resignation. I'm so excited that they were able to find such lovely (because they were very, very lovely bags) gifts to bring back.
They're in Maui today. Gosh! They must be exhausted! My brother is coming for lunch to help us finish some left overs.
Tomorrow we'll take them around Honolulu. We're figuring Iolani Palace? State Capital? Tantalus Lookout? Pali Lookout (Where King Kamehameha sent his enemies down the mountain)? Ala Moana Shopping Center? Walmart? :-)
I hope they'll be able to stay awake.