Oh my..... Ten days of bliss......... :-)
My darling husband actually grew up in Hawaii.........in this very spot...........Kailua, Oahu. His mom still lives there so this was the view for much of that ten day visit. It rained one night........while we were sleeping, but other than that we had perfect weather every, single day. We usually go in the fall, so I'll remember that May's a much better choice. Not nearly so humid......and my hair wasn't plastered to my head for ten days straight.
Normally we are on the go the entire time we're there, but this time the trip was dedicated to my husband's mom. Aging and in the latter stages of dementia. I think they said she was in stage 7 out of 9... or something along those lines. She asked my husband if he was older than she. So, so sad.
These photos are from her back yard.......Oh yes, I took lots and lots of photos......but, par for the course deleted most of them from my memory card when I was trying to download them. NUTS.
My Hubby did lots of paddle boarding on the canal and grew up surfing out there in the ocean. EVERY DAY! And, we have the dermatologist bills to prove it. :-) Sunshine's not such a good thing in large quantities.
The view looking the other way. Isn't it just beautiful?
My sweet and ever so funny daughter loves Dog The Bounty Hunter. Crazy, I know! But wanted a shirt or something with Dog on it. We loaded up my mother-in-law and went to Hawaii Kai for lunch and a smidge of shopping at the Dog Store. I found her a cute, little pink hat.......she was tickled......just the ticket for her.
Had lunch in Hawaii Kai at the Kona Brewing Company........YUM!......and stopped by the Blow Hole on the way home.....
We had Chinese food twice.........it's WON.DER.FUL there.......so different than the Chinese food here........Minute Chicken with Cake Noodle.......my favorite. I order it every, single time.
Italian food one night at the yummiest restaurant with lots of the fam.........and sushi with our wonderful friends another evening......and a Mother's Day party for the lady of honor on Sunday.........My hubb's family can COOK! Deee.Lish.
I'm afraid to hop on the scale.
Nope, we didn't do any of this fine dining.......who knew they had gourmet Spam Mac Nuts?
My grandson loves the stuff...... his request? A Spam slicer. Found that at Long's, but didn't buy the Spam Mac Nuts. I had to take pictures of the huge Spam selection at Safeway, but sadly, those were some of the pix that were deleted. You wouldn't believe how many different kinds there are. Everybody loves Spam!
We went to Honolulu one morning to check out the Ala Moana Mall.....HOLY COW! We have some of these stores around here, but certainly not all of them. Some of the brands can be found in some of our stores, but WHOLE STORES of them? WOW! And, I've never been in a Harry Winston.......they had the prettiest ring in the window. My heart was going pitty-pat. :-)
Dooney & Bourke
Chanel Fine Jewelry
If I could walk in heels Nordstrom had a pair of Valentino shoes that were sooooo cute.......well, and about 1500 dollars..... :-) not in my budget, for sure.
We actually got back on Thursday last week, but when I fired up my computer to blog about the trip........well, it just didn't fire up.
The handy-dandy repairman came yesterday. Thanking Jesus that I have a warranty.
I took some photos around the neighborhood........I'll show those to you in the next few days. AMAZING! So glad those weren't part of the deletion tragedy.
Missed all of you........Happy to be home.........raining here...........but was beautiful while we were gone. Naturally.
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