Wednesday Nov 22nd –
We’d planned the night before, to get ready as soon as possible the next morning and go spend the day at Hapuna beach.
We ate almond poppy seed muffins from Costco for breakfast.
My pretty much all time favourite muffin, which Canada Costco’s do not carry??!🙄🙄🙄
We made it to ‘our’ spot on the beach and settled right into shell hunting… interesting how quickly people claim things as their own no? 😏
Mike got into the shelling too, his long arms proving useful in emptying out the sandy holes created by the springs merging into the ocean😉
We did that for a while, getting enough good shells to keep on hunting through the treasure-less stretches, until the next treasure was claimed by someone, encouraging the rest of us to search through one more handful and so on and so forth 😉
The smallest sheller of us all, had to watch that she didn’t fall INTO some of the larger sandy holes but she was copying and showing all her magnificent ‘finds’ for awhile too, having no chance at growing up to NOT care about the oceans loot 😋
We sun bathed, tried and failed at staying sand-less, walked along the expanse of beach and just gloried in the last official beach day together 💕☀️🌊 Continue reading “The Last Of The Tropic Vibes”
Monday Nov 20th –
It was departure day for the parents and relocation day for the rest of us.
So we packed up and shipped out that morning, taking time to stop at a few places along the drive to Kona side.
Coconut Island was walked to, pretty much just to say that we had been to someplace called ‘Coconut Island’ :p
It’s a very small little outcropping of land that people mainly go to for relaxation I think.
We drove on, stopping to take a little-big walk, that lead to the Akaka waterfall.
Little because it wasn’t far distance wise but big as in it had many stairs and we took the harder way up, accidentally 😜
We glanced through a neat little place called ‘glass from the past’. Continue reading “Tumultuous Times, Oblivious Observers”
Saturday Nov 18th –
Mike was feeling even worse, having been up throughout the night and serenading us with songs of the sickly that morning 😬
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 😬😜
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 😜
I got a wooden sign saying ‘Aloha’ from Simply Signs and I’m hoping it will go somewhere in our entryway 😊
I also wanted this one, but decided to against it… for now 😏😜 Continue reading “Specimens, In And Out Of The Zoo”
Thursday Nov 16th –
We were getting tired of the dreary weather this side of the island, so that morning we decided it would be worth the two-hour drive across to the Kona side to get some sunshine, beach and ocean 💕🌊☀️
Dad hadn’t been feeling top-notch, so he decided to stay back and Mike thought the drive would be too long for the amount of enjoyment it would bring, so he too stayed back 💁🏻
The two hours did begin to feel a little lengthy but after we got to the sunshine and settled in to our corner at the beach? It was wondrous.
+28 degrees, a pleasant breeze, warm aqua waters and nice sand, made for the perfect place to spend the afternoon.
Continue reading “‘Hāpuna’ Matata”
Sunday Nov 12th –
After one of the most sleepless ‘sleeps’ ever, I arose at 3:00 am and got ready to leave for the airport not long after.
My brother drove us and once we arrived, we were greeted by an overflowing little airport and longer lines than we’d seen there for sometime but we made it through without a hitch and were off to Vancouver by 7:00 ish.
A fall strewn province greeted us there, (along with a friend of Mikes who was kind enough to chauffeur us for the day) the red and orange trees, green grass and rainy weather, taking us back in time to where it was early fall 💁🏻
We went to Tim Hortons for a bite to eat before heading to church, having almost the entire day to spend out and about, before we needed to be back at the airport.
Surprisingly, the tiredness hadn’t kicked in yet, so I stayed much more awake during the service than I’d expected of myself 😜
After service, a few familiar, if not slightly older, faces were seen and we chatted our way through the crowd, as one does when accompanying Mike 😏
Lunch was at Aka Sushi.
Our ride was supposedly a large sushi fan and I’m glad Mike remembered that we had hoped to try sushi someday when we could be with someone who knows what they are ordering, so the first experience could be a good one 😉
And it was that indeed!
We started with some fried dumpling like things with shredded pork and it told of good things to come 👌🏻
A warm, teriyaki chicken and rice dish was our main, with tuna and dynamite rolls for our truly sushi bits 😉
I liked the tuna much more than I thought I would and the dynamite rolls were crab and fried shrimp and very tasty.
Continue reading “The Beginnings Of Bliss”