final images from Hawaii

Bling Chick

The last week or so in Hawaii went really fast so I didn’t have time (or the inclination) to get on my computer to finish the section of my blog. So, here it is, 2 weeks after returning to CA and I’m putting in the final touches. It’s important to include them because it already feels like a whirwind time and a blur. This blog helps to parse it out into the many little inanities and adventures that made it a wonderful 2 months.

So, we’ll go back to that last week…we had the Waikiki place through 1/31 and then moved to Kailua to the Treetop studio. But in the meantime, Judy and Lee came for a visit partying ensued. Friday night was dinner at Kiawe grill when we all experienced the sublime pleasure of a huge Korean BBQ meal for 2 for only $9.  There was choke traffic on Beretania, especially around Bishop, where it crawled. I got out and went to meet Carolann and Corky at the historical Hawaii Theater to see Ladysmith Black Mombazo.

Mitch keeps seeing this scarf in the water.

They are delightful to see and hear–their songs a sort of wavelike drone. After the show, I stayed with Corky while CA got the car and then went on to meet the gang over at Cafe Che Pastas where they were in the final stages of a gig. There was talk about shots but we all left before that could put us under the table (as it certainly would have).

Saturday, I surfed Diamond Head first thing in the morning. Not the worst session but certainly not the best. That evening was a party at Podolske’s. Fun! Kayaking in Hawaii Kai, great food, and kanikapila. They got an electric piano for Lee and I sort of went off with come Carole King songs–mostly because I wanted to pick up the pace of the music 😛

Things I've Picked Up in Hawaii

Sunday we went up to Malaekahana with Judy and Lee. Body surfed up there for an hour and a half. It was BEAUTIFUL, clear water and BIG waves. Fun! Judy was fearless–taking those big waves. Lee didn’t want to lose his contacts so was wearing a snorkel mask (which promptly got ripped off his face) and then some goggles (also ripped off by the strong surf)! After shining sunshine, it clouded up and started to rain.

We headed up to the North Shore to have mahi sandwiches at Kua Aina and then to the Coffee Gallery for a revel bar (that place was choke with Japanese tourists). Then onward to Honolulu for a great dinner with Azeema and Steve.

The next day we moved to Kailua. Had lunch at Boston’s, a quick swim at Kailua, Drove to the Osorios to sell our car and then had dinner with Lee and Judy at a place called Asian Fusion on Waialae (great cha gio, the rest was only okay).  Tuesday we finally had a lazy day.

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