The market here has become a huuuuuge tourist magnet over the years. In fact, there are actual tour buses that come FULL of Japanese tourists - selfie-sticks and all! With the addition of tourists comes a big shift in the kinds of stands that you see at the "Farmers' Market." I think there are probably only 30% fruit and veggie stands, and 70% are tourist-centered food stands, chocolate stands, "Made-Only-In-Hawaii-Stands," etc. It's kind of sad to see how much it has changed! But, it's still fun to be a part of the hustle and bustle and to people watch :)
I think the best part about going this time was seeing how much Ryenne enjoyed it. We brought the stroller, but for the most part she walked, and man, was she taking everything in! When we first got out of the car, she was saying "hi" to everyone that passed, and "bye" to every car that was leaving. It was pretty funny. She is such a friendly little girl.
We tried a lot of samples (especially chocolate samples...yummmm), and did a lot of browsing, but the only thing we really walked away with was a camera full of pictures. But that's okay, today it was more about the experience than actually having to buy something.
~ The Graefs