The Last Of The Tropic Vibes

Wednesday Nov 22nd –

Weโ€™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 Costcoโ€™s do not carry??!๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

We made it to โ€˜ourโ€™ spot on the beach and settled right into shell hunting… interesting how quickly people claim things as their own no? ๐Ÿ˜

Mike got into the shelling too, his long arms proving useful in emptying out the sandy holes created by the springs merging into the ocean๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

The smallest sheller of us all, had to watch that she didnโ€™t fall INTO some of the larger sandy holes but she was copying and showing all her magnificent โ€˜findsโ€™ for awhile too, having no chance at growing up to NOT care about the oceans loot ๐Ÿ˜‹

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 ๐Ÿ’•โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ Continue reading “The Last Of The Tropic Vibes”

Tumultuous Times, Oblivious Observers

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 wasnโ€™t far distance wise but big as in it had many stairs and we took the harder way up, accidentally ๐Ÿ˜œ

We glanced through a neat little place called โ€˜glass from the pastโ€™. Continue reading “Tumultuous Times, Oblivious Observers”

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 Continue reading “Specimens, In And Out Of The Zoo”

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