Specimens, In And Out Of The Zoo

Saturday Nov 18th –

Mike was feeling even worse, having been up throughout the night and serenading us with songs of the sickly that morning ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

There was a big christmas craft fair going on in Hilo and Mom wanted to go to it, so the sister and I tagged along.
Mike decided to come too, wanting to get out of the house, though he looked like a much sadder version of his usual self ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜œ

The whole thing was christmas themed, holiday decorations filling some booths and holiday tunes in the air. It’s a weird atmosphere for us tropical weather vacationers ๐Ÿ˜œ

I got a wooden sign saying ‘Aloha’ from Simply Signsย and I’m hoping it will go somewhere in our entryway ๐Ÿ˜Š

I also wanted this one, but decided to against it… for now ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ

We got some different dishes from the food vendors outside and then wished we hadn’t ๐Ÿ˜

One dish was clear, slimy noodles and rice with a little wee bit of chicken.
Kind of like solidified chicken noodle soup ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
The beef and rice bowl I got was a teriyaki flavour but the beef was so chewy it could hardly be bitten.

All in all, besides the meals eaten at our own house, we haven’t been experiencing the most fabulous food choices ๐Ÿ˜”

A search for shave ice began, as that was one thing that sounded appetizing to the sicko.
It was fine but nothing comparesย to the shave ice we had when we were in Hawaii years ago on the island of Kauai, from a kindly man named Aaron at ‘Hawaiin Blizzard’.
Shave ice the texture of freshly fallenย snow, three flavours, topped with a deliciously sweetened condensed milk drizzle overtop ๐Ÿคค

This was just…artificially flavoured, finely crushed, ice ๐Ÿ™„

They did have an interesting ice cream flavour name though ๐Ÿ˜œ

We went back to the house wanting to enjoy the rest of the day’s sunshine, poolside ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿปโ˜€๏ธ

Mike had begun to feel better, so he was sitting out with his feet in the pool too.
Suddenly, he jumpedย down into the pool and gasped as he had to submerge himself even deeper into the cold water.
I hadn’t realized it yet but he had dropped hisย phone into the pool ๐Ÿ˜

Thankfully it was retrieved safely and nothing was harmed…plus, it was kind of entertaining to watch him dive into the fresh water to get it ๐Ÿ˜œ




Sunday Nov 19th –



After a calm and coffee filled morning and rice bowlย breakfast, we headed to the zoo for the kiddos sakes.

It proved entertaining for us adults too, seeing some giant ant eaters which none of us had ever seen in person before and now Iโ€™d be fine with not seeing them again ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜œ

I found this monkeys description fairly entertaining ๐Ÿ’

Though it could prove tiresome to go through life known as โ€˜The mutilated oneโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜œ

There is an ever abundant amount of foliage to gaze upon here and one is always spotting some new shape or color combination, these specimens were found in the zoos.



ย ย ย 

After a crazy long wait in the McDonaldโ€™s drive through, we went to another market.
Seeing more interesting humans and many of the same productsย as at all the other markets๐Ÿ˜

We did find better shave ice though๐Ÿง
Having the snowy texture and sweetened syrup poured overtop,ย as it should be.

Once at home, everyone quickly found their napping spots and settled in for the afternoon๐Ÿ˜ด

After the naps ended, it was a flurry of cleaning up the house for the next mornings departure and a gourmet spread of leftovers was prepared for supper.
Kraft dinner, steak, packaged noodle soup, a few pieces of ย toast, guac and an assortment of chips filled our plates๐Ÿ˜œ

Us girls took one last stroll around the yard, searching out some last treasures while still having our own tropical yard and being very pleased with the results ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ


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