This Photo Will Change the Way You Look at Pineapples Forever
Spouses have silly arguments all the time, right? Well, this one cost me a foot rub and I still can't wrap my mind around what I was actually looking at!
If you ever get to spend sometime talking to our fearless leader, Jeff Connell, you know that he has an extreme love of everything Hawaii. My husband had been fixated on the idea of going to the Dole Plantation to try the famous Dole Whip soft serve ice cream that we've heard so much about. I was a bit worried that we were falling into a tourist trap, so I asked Jeff if the experience was worth the money and he gave it his ringing endorsement.
Let me tell you, it was worth the money to experience! For a $24 adult pass, you can experience the Pineapple Express Train Tour, Pineapple Garden Maze (which is a great way to bond as a couple if you're not quite up to an Escape Room yet) and Plantation Garden Tour.
Driving out to the plantation we passed a field with some really leafy, what I would've called bushes. My husband points out the window and says "That's where the pineapples live." I looked at him like he had horns growing out of his head. "Hey silly, pineapples grow on trees...not out of the ground like potatoes." That's when he decided he wanted to put a foot rub bet on this disagreement. Confident that pineapples grew on trees and not out of the ground, I accepted. A foot rub was going to ROCK after doing the 8.2 mile Great Aloha Run earlier that morning.
...well, after boarding the Pineapple Express my joy quickly turned embarrassment as the train rounded the corner and we saw this.
MIND. BLOWN. According to the tour, in tropical climates you can cut the head off of a pineapple and bury it in the ground. Eventually it will take root and grow into pineapple plant that's about four foot tall by four foot wide. Once it grows a flower (which could take a few years) you know a pineapple is on the way. That flower will eventually become the fruit.
The more you know!