Sunday, September 19, 2010
We left The Big Island less than three months ago and I am homesick already. Thinking about the Kona breezes, the ocean waves, and the ohana I feel when I am there. Missing the island time feeling with my sweetheart as we welcome the morning from our lanai, and watching the tourists and kamaiana chasing the illusive golf around the Kona Country club.
Then later we will join the golfers and we too, will be out there chasing that illusive golf. Enjoying the chase and the challenge and the beauty that surrounds us. There is a little humor too, I call this my Dr. Suess tree. Isn't it wonderful?
Then a walk down Alii drive, and maybe some dinner at Pancho and Leftys. Watching the sunset and enjoying a relaxing dinner with my kuuipo and a margarita. Enjoying the bird song from the banyan tree across the street and people watching while they stroll by.
Then our stroll down Alii to the bay to watch the ocean in its constant ebb and flow, until we tire and return to our lanai again.
The next day starts the same but today we will go down to our hale in Ocean View and work on it until tired. But it is coming along and we stay there a few days completing what we can, enjoying the time and work together and rest.
The time speeds past at an alarming rate and it is time to return to our condo. We bar-b-que and get a visit from our local feral cat, Kona Boy, asking for his shrimpies. He remembers us from visit to visit no matter the length between and comes when I call him to get his pets of aloha.
Tomorrow we will visit the beach, snorkel, and then to the Kona Canoe Club for lunch. The best, (and I do mean best), fish and chips on the island. Watching the visiting geckos and the surf on Kona Bay. Sometimes a honu or two will swim by. Then there are the paddle boarders and the paddlers in their canoes. All this entertainment from our front row seat. We can sit there for hours, enjoying our lunch and enjoying a Longboard Lager from the Kona Brewing company. Soaking in the cool breeze and relaxing in the home of my heart.
Our time together here in paradise has been a flurry of relaxation, visiting kamaina, and ohana, working on our hale, snorkeling, golfing, exploring, sunbathing, enjoying just being, and reuniting with my kuuipo and our island home.
But now it is time to go back to reality, home in Onyx, our jobs, and our other life.
My Hawaii, you are in my heart and will always be as close to me as my memories.
Aloha Nui Loa, my Hawaii, until I return home to you again.